Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed technology specialist Simon Macdonald as a partner in its Guildford office. Simon joins RSM from Menzies LLP where he led the firm’s technology and fast growing business team in London.
In his new role within RSM’s accounting and financial reporting team in Guildford, Simon will focus on the region’s technology, property and recruitment companies, and building a portfolio of owner-managed business clients.
Simon, a fully qualified ACA chartered accountant, has 15 years’ experience in providing business advisory services to fast growing start-ups, early stage businesses and established SMEs. The appointment sees Macdonald return to his roots in Guildford where he grew up and studied at the Bishop Reindorp School, now Christ’s College.
‘We are seeing more and more tech firms moving out of London into Surrey, drawn in part by the lower cost base and the strength of the region’s universities. Many of these firms are looking for experienced advisers to assist them with raising finance and to guide them to the next stage of their development. Simon’s experience in this sector, as well as his strong credentials in advising owner managed businesses across a number of other sectors, will be a real benefit to local clients in Surrey. ’
RSM is the UK’s seventh largest firm of audit, tax and consulting services with revenues of almost £300m a year. The firm has 3,400 partners and staff operating from 35 locations throughout the UK.