PracticePeople In PracticeScott Moncrieff scoops public sector expert from Grant Thornton

Scott Moncrieff scoops public sector expert from Grant Thornton

Gary Devlin joins Scott Moncrieff to drive its northern public sector practice

Scott Moncrieff scoops public sector expert from Grant Thornton

PUBLIC SECTOR specialist Gary Devlin has boosted Scott Moncrieff’s practice by joining from Grant Thornton.

Formerly head of GT’s government and not-for-profit practices in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Devlin has also worked with Audit Scotland, plus other third sector and government-related sectors. He is a member of the executive committee of CIPFA in Scotland and the Scottish Audit Group.

Devlin will be looking to develop Scott Moncrieff’s services across both Scotland and north England.

In October 2014 the firm promoted Morag Watson and Pamela Coyne to partner, taking its partner number at that time to 16. 

Stewart MacDonald, managing partner of Scott-Moncrieff, said: “A leading light in the public sector arena, we are pleased that Gary is joining us as our own specialist division is experiencing rapid growth.

“The public sector is changing, and with the breadth of experience and expertise we have gathered together, we are well-placed to provide our clients with the complex support required to steer those changes towards conclusion. With the public sector operating in a much leaner, more transparent and more ‘corporate’ manner, insightful support is sometimes crucial to maintaining the successful delivery of front-end services.”

The firm sits on a number of what it describes as “significant panels and frameworks”, including Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC Ltd). The firm is also part of the UK Government’s ConsultancyONE framework, use of which is mandatory for all central government organisations, departments, arm’s length bodies and non-departmental public bodies for tenders valued between £100,000 and £2m.

Scott Moncrieff is ranked 52nd in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 table of firms, with £11m in fee income for the y/e April 2014.

Related Articles

Enter the British Accountancy Awards 2016

Accounting Firms Enter the British Accountancy Awards 2016

1y Richard Crump, Writer
AAYP 2016: The 35 under 35

Accounting Firms AAYP 2016: The 35 under 35

1y Richard Crump, Writer
AAYP 2016: The new breed of accountant

Accounting Standards AAYP 2016: The new breed of accountant

1y Acccountancy Age
BKL appoints new partner to corporate finance team

Accounting Firms BKL appoints new partner to corporate finance team

2y Richard Crump, Writer
Sir Michael Snyder to retire from Kingston Smith

Accounting Firms Sir Michael Snyder to retire from Kingston Smith

2y Chris Warmoll, Writer
AAYP 2016: Why small and medium sized practices face generational divide

Accounting Firms AAYP 2016: Why small and medium sized practices face generational divide

1y Accountancy Age, Reporters
Vision 2020: The changing face of business

Accounting Firms Vision 2020: The changing face of business

1y Accountacy Age
Sacker to replace Hornan at UHY Hacker Young

Accounting Firms Sacker to replace Hornan at UHY Hacker Young

2y Chris Warmoll, Writer