At a time when the big four are downsizing all over the UK and Ireland,
Scottish mid-tier firm Johnston Carmichael will take over smaller rival Duncan
Young & Co.
Duncan Young & Co’s three partners – Morris Duncan, Alan Young and Ian
Roy – will join Johnston Carmichael, as will 20 members of staff, the Scotsman
Roy will transfer to Johnston Carmichael’s Perth office, while Ishrat Sharif,
Duncan Young & Co’s tax director, will join the firm’s tax office in
The merged entity says it is ‘open minded’ on more acquisitions.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.