JOHNSTON Carmichael has joined the Moore Global international accounting network in a move it said would give clients and employees access to “significant breadth and depth of international expertise”.
Moore Global, led by Scottish-based chief executive Anton Colella, is a community of around 30,000 staff across 640 offices in 110 countries. It said the addition of Johnston Carmichael, which describes itself as Scotland’s biggest independent accountancy firm, gives it two “anchor” members in the UK, alongside London’s Moore Kingston Smith.
Johnston Carmichael has more than 850 people in 13 offices around the UK. Chief executive Andrew Walker said: “We are pleased to be joining Moore Global. Not only is there a strong cultural and strategic fit but it will also give our clients and our people access to Moore’s significant breadth and depth of international expertise and experience as one of the leading accounting networks in the world. This will only help us to better serve the growing international needs of our clients, supporting their current operations and expansion plans in overseas markets.”
Mr Colella said Johnston Carmichael joining “marks a major step” forward for the Moore Global business. He said: “As well as being of a substantial size and a leader on its home turf, Johnston Carmichael brings more technical depth to our network, further establishing the UK footprint and adding expertise that will enhance the Moore Global business across all markets.
“However, this move is about so much more than scale. With our executive team having such a strong presence in Scotland, securing influence and impact here is both strategically and symbolically important for the expansion of the Moore Global community.”
Mr Walker said: “Another attraction for us is Moore Global’s professional learning programme, Moore Talent, which includes the Harvard Leadership programme and the Moore Ambition initiative for young managers. This will significantly add to the ongoing development of our in-house JC Academy and existing Leadership Programme, supporting our talented people to grow and develop further, whilst building on our cultural offering, helping attract new sharp minds to the firm.”