Tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg has appointed Jez Filley as a partner and its new head of audit.
In his new role, Filley will have overall responsibility and oversight for the firm’s current audit, accounting, and UK outsourcing teams.
He started his career at Deloitte in 1994, and has since held several leadership roles in different accountancy firms, including being national head of audit, accounts and outsourcing at RSM Tenon, managing partner of RSM’s London region, as well as a member of RSM’s leadership team.
Filley joins Blick Rothenberg at a time of “significant” reform to the UK audit market, and he welcomes the reduction in red tape for smaller businesses, which will allow them to become “more entrepreneurial and agile”.
Nimesh Shah, Blick Rothenberg CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jez to Blick Rothenberg to lead our audit teams as we continue to build the firm of the future. The head of audit is effectively a new role for Blick Rothenberg.
“This investment in Jez and in our audit practice is an investment in the future development of our people, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside Jez and benefit from his many years of experience and strategic vision.”
Filley added: “I am excited about joining Blick Rothenberg at a time when the business is expanding and when advisory support is becoming more important to our current and future clients. Blick Rothenberg have a great team of people and I look forward to being part of that team and growing the business still further.
“I am encouraged by the vision and plans for Blick Rothenberg and being part of the future to establish Blick Rothenberg as the number one audit, accounting, and tax advisory firm in London.”