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KPMG promotes trio of directors in Scotland

Murdoch is based in Glasgow, while Crighton will take up the director role in Aberdeen and Qaiser in Edinburgh

KPMG UK has promoted Steven Murdoch, Daniel Crighton and Wiqas Qaiser to director in the firm’s Scottish offices across several growth areas for the business.

Murdoch has been promoted to director within KPMG’s Deal Advisory Tax team in Glasgow, having joined KPMG as a graduate in 2007. He works with a range of UK and international clients across several industrie, and specialises in providing tax advice on M&A transactions and restructurings.

Additionally, Crighton has been promoted to director within KPMG’s Audit practice, having joined the firm in 2010 as a graduate. Based in Aberdeen, Crighton has a range of experience working with upstream oil and gas clients.

Meanwhile, Qaiser becomes director in the FS Audit team and is based in Edinburgh, and he works in the financial services and asset management space. 

Qaiser looks after asset managers and various investment products, such as open and closed ended funds, private equity funds, and pension funds. He started his career at KPMG in Pakistan before moving to the firm’s London office in 2012 and then Edinburgh in 2014.

James Kergon, Scotland senior partner at KPMG UK, said: “These promotions show the strength and depth of our senior team across the firm in Scotland, and I’m delighted to see Daniel, Steven and Wiqas take this important next step in their careers with KPMG. 

“It’s crucial for us to continually develop talent to ensure our clients have access to the brightest and best people in the market as we focus on being the fastest growing professional services firm in the UK. Congratulations to all three on this great achievement.” 

John Waterson, head of financial services audit at KPMG UK in Scotland, added: “It’s fantastic to see new audit directors coming through in Scotland. We’ve invested a huge amount in the practice and continue to ensure audit quality and our people are our top priorities.”

In Scotland, KPMG UK employs around 1,000 people across its offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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