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Garbutt + Elliott promotes new Technical and Innovation director

Alex Hird joined the firm over 12 years ago and has ‘extensive technical accounting experience’ with a wide variety of businesses under both IFRS and UK GAAP

Leeds and York accountancy, advisory and audit firm Garbutt and Elliott has announced the promotion of Alex Hird as director of Technical and Innovation, continuing the firm’s commitment to investing in its people and the Technical and Innovation team.

The firm revealed its Technical and Innovation team has grown over the past 18 months to 10 specialists who have been involved in a number of high-profile Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s) across the country, as well as accounting valuations and data analysis projects.

Hird has worked for Garbutt and Elliott for over 12 years and during this time was awarded the accolade of the West Yorkshire Chartered Accountants Society Young Accountant of the Year award in 2013.

The firm added that he has “extensive technical accounting experience” with a wide variety of businesses under both IFRS and UK GAAP, including acquisition and fair value accounting, GAAP conversions, systems automation and data analysis, as well as leading the firm’s legal sector.

Hird said: “I’m thrilled to take on this new position. This is a natural step forward for me and I will be using my experience in technical accounting and advisory to help businesses achieve simple and accessible financial solutions and robust financial reporting.

“The team and I are passionate about quality financial reporting and work hard to gain an in-depth understanding of every client’s business. As a result, we are often considered as an “extra member” of an in-house finance team.”

Russell Turner, managing partner at Garbutt and Elliott, added: “Alex’s appointment is well deserved. He is hard working, forward thinking and genuinely cares about his clients. These attributes are the foundation of our success at Garbutt and Elliott and help us to make a real difference to our clients. By investing in our people and developing future talent we are securing the future success of the firm whilst enhancing our client offering.”

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