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Azets Develops Forensic Accounting Practice In The North West
  • Sep 22, 2021
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Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy and business advisors to SMEs, has appointed Jack Clitheroe to develop its forensic accounting offering in the North West.

Jack has joined the firm as a director from a ‘big four’ firm. He will be based in Azets’ Manchester office, covering the firm’s six offices in the North West. He has ambitious plans to grow the team locally over the next couple of years.

Jack is experienced in a variety of forensic engagements and will focus on supporting the regional law firm market with high quality forensic accounting services. Jack’s appointment is the next phase of the firm’s national forensic accounting roll out after the launch of a Birmingham practice in 2019 and London practice in 2020.

Jack Clitheroe, (below) Forensic Accounting Director at Azets said: “I’m excited to join Azets at a time when the business is undergoing a rapid expansion. I’m looking to grow the regional team as we’re seeing a rise in demand for competitively priced disputes and investigation services.”

James Hamilton, Head of Forensic Accounting, at Azets said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jack to our expanding team, hot on the heels of a number of senior promotions in our Midlands practice. We are continuing with our strategy of recruiting very talented and experienced forensic accountants, in order to service our target legal markets. Jack will join a highly experienced national team dealing with a variety of family, commercial and criminal cases.

Our expanded Forensic practice will also be a real benefit to our clients looking to prevent and mitigate the impact of fraud. We are seeing a rise in reported fraud as difficult trading conditions create both an enhanced motivation for fraud and reduced profits with which to conceal the impact.”