Accountancy firm EY is expanding its Liverpool team with the appointment of three seniors from overseas and six new trainees. Tony McDonough reports
Accountancy firm EY has appointed three new overseas seniors and six new student trainees to its Liverpool team.
Yousuf Shahid, Gaurav Agarwal and Bilal Mustafa joins as seniors in EY’s audit team from Pakistan and India where they worked on a wide range of clients from financial services, power and utilities, telecommunication, manufacturing, construction, education and not-for-profit.
The Liverpool office has also expanded its team with six new graduates and apprentices, who joined the team in September. They are Emily Dicks, Amber Dickson, Same Fishwick, Katherine Morris, Dan Smeaton and Joe Smith.
Jenn Hazlehurst, office managing partner for EY in Liverpool, said: “Yousuf, Gaurav and Bilal bring a wealth of international experience with them and will be a great fit to the team, allowing us to strengthen our audit practice still further and support our clients across the region.
“Also, a huge welcome to our new graduates and apprentices who started in September. We recognise that many young people across Liverpool and the wider region are facing a challenging labour market at the moment.
“That’s why it’s important that our apprenticeship and graduate schemes provide students and school leavers with a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience, while also enhancing their skills and gaining a qualification.”
The new hires follow the appointment of Liz Jones as an associate partner to the Liverpool office, last month. Born and raised in Liverpool, she has been with EY for more than five years and is based in the firm’s assurance practice.