PKF Littlejohn has announced it is set to create up to 50 new jobs with the launch of a new financial services team.
It revealed the expansion into financial services will “strengthen” the offering of its Leeds office, which already provides restructuring and advisory services to clients in the region.
The team will offer external and internal audit services, as well as outsourcing, to financial services clients and will also include its new financial services partner, Martin Watson – who iset to further drive its growth plans in the region.
According to the firm, the decision to invest in Leeds reflects the region’s “dominant position” as the UK’s leading financial services hub outside of London and is testament to the “booming” finance sector in the city.
Watson said: “Now is the right time to be investing in Yorkshire. You only need to look around to see the buzz in the region. But companies based in Leeds and beyond are telling us they want a credible alternative to the ‘Big Four’ in the region; they are crying out for more choice. It’s our goal to offer them that choice.
“We’re actively looking to add talented people to our team at all levels. The region is booming, and it’s a great time to join a growing firm with ambitious plans.”