Scrutton Bland has strengthened their Corporate Services team in Ipswich with the appointment of Adam Smith as Director. Previously employed by a national firm of accountants in Cambridge, Adam has joined the East Anglian firm to help further the firm’s growth strategy.
Adam specialises in providing external audit services to clients of all sizes, in particular those operating in technology, life sciences, automotive, retail and manufacturing. With over twenty years’ experience in auditing, it is a professional discipline that Adam has mastered, to the benefit of the businesses he works with. “I particularly enjoy working with start-ups and entrepreneurs who are looking to develop and grow quickly,” comments Adam. “The past few months have seen a surge in people deciding to set up their own businesses, but it’s not easy. Getting professional advice is crucial to helping organisations to grow.”
“It’s not enough to rely on your own ingenuity and hard work to make a success of a new business,” Adam continues. “An adviser can help you understand the fiscal obligations involved in running a business, and thorough audit processes can provide advice on improving controls and reporting mechanisms to maximise the financial impact of the company. For more well-established businesses I’d say that the events of the last year and a half have shown that flexibility is the key to success. The businesses I’ve worked with who have been agile and responded to change are the ones who’ve succeeded. In fact some of them are in a stronger position now than when they went into the first lockdown.”
Adam concludes: “Scrutton Bland have a strong reputation in the region, and I’m delighted to be joining them as they continue to expand their service offering.”
Scrutton Bland’s Corporate Services team is based across their Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge and Diss offices, and Adam will mostly be working out of their Ipswich base on Crown Street. Jason Fayers, Scrutton Bland’s Managing Partner commented: “It’s great to have someone with Adam’s wealth of audit experience on the team. This appointment strengthens our Corporate Services team, and we’re looking forward to seeing him get started with helping our clients manage their reporting and financial requirements.”
Sharon Gravener, Corporate Services Partner at Scrutton Bland added: “Adam’s knowledge and experience can only benefit our clients and he joins us at a time when the need for rigorous auditing processes and proactive advice has never been higher. I am delighted to welcome him to the Scrutton Bland team.”
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