Ioannidis, who has been with the practice for nine years, has a particular specialism in financial reporting standards and has a “thriving” client-base of international groups.
Shaw Gibbs said he joined the firm as a part-qualified auditor in December 2012 and “soon showed himself to be a very competent auditor with an aptitude for handling technical financial reporting difficulties”.
Shaw Gibbs have been working with him on his career progression for some time and this has included Ioannidis being able to obtain his Responsible Individual (RI) status which was awarded by the ACCA recently. This means that he is now able to sign audit reports.
Steve Neal, head of Audit, said: “This is an excellent story of developing talent at Shaw Gibbs. We are focussed on retaining individuals such as Nik wherever possible so we are incredibly happy that Nik has achieved the milestones set out to achieve his associate director position.
“Our audit team has grown significantly over the last two years and I am confident that Nik will continue to contribute great things in his new role.”