GRANT THORNTON has appointed former KPMG senior partner Andrew Vials to head up its National Assurance Services (NAS).
Vials joins GT after ten years as head of the Big Four firm’s financial reporting technical team. He previously served as audit partner at KPMG before leading its IFRS engagement work. Vials also served as a member of the IASB’s IFRS Interpretations Committee for six years.
Commenting on his appointment, Vials said he was delighted to join GT “at a time when significant changes in reporting and regulation bring both many opportunities and challenges”.
Last month, GT’s UK insurance chairman Craig Scarr left the firm after just four months in the role.
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