KPMG manager retires after 54 years

AFTER 54 YEARS KPMG’S longest serving employee Alan Cumming is retiring from the firm.

Cumming (pictured right) joined then G&J McBain in 1957 when he was just 15 years old as an office junior, and retires as an audit manager.

He said: “When I joined, the majority of our clients were involved in industries like fishing and textiles but overtime these were replaced by clients from the energy sector. Now, almost all of the work which we conduct from the Aberdeen office is related to oil and gas.

“The focus throughout my time with KPMG was always on delivering high quality service via a dedicated and motivated team. That has been the most pleasing aspect of the last 54 years, seeing people come in to the firm and flourishing as their careers progressed.”

Cumming started at the Golden Square offices in London and eventually made his way to Aberdeen where he stayed for 20 years.

He is thought to be KPMG’s longest serving employee in its history across all its European operations.

Duncan MacAskill, (pictured right) office managing partner KPMG Aberdeen, said: “The contribution which Alan has made to KPMG should not only be measured in years but also the positive impact which he has had on every member of staff to have passed through the doors of our Aberdeen office since 1957.”

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