SCOTTISH accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael has announced a 6% increase in fee income in its financial results.
The firm, which scooped the National Firm of the Year gong at the British Accountancy Awards last month, saw fee income grow to £29.6m from £27.9m for the year to 31 May 2012.
The completion of a merger with Aberdeen-based firm Ritson Smith and the addition of an office in Stirling mean Johnston Carmichael now boasts 54 partners and more than 470 staff throughout 12 locations across Scotland.
Chief executive Sandy Manson (pictured) said: “We don’t pretend that there will be any quick fix to the wider challenges for our economy. However, we are encouraged by the many examples of entrepreneurial companies continuing to invest and innovate – and similarly, we will continue to invest in our capability and expertise to serve our growing client base right across Scotland.”
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe
The appointments have been made across the VAT, audit and international tax teams