KPMG promotes trio of directors in Scotland

KPMG's new directors Wiqas Qaiser, Steven Murdoch, Daniel Crighton

KPMG UK has promoted three colleagues in its Scottish offices across key growth areas for the business, supporting the continued investment the firm is making in its people.

Steven Murdoch has been promoted to director within KPMG’s Deal Advisory Tax team in Glasgow. He joined KPMG as a graduate in 2007 and works closely with a range of UK and international clients across several industries. Steven specialises in providing tax advice on M&A transactions and restructurings.

Daniel Crighton is promoted to director within KPMG’s Audit practice. Based in Aberdeen, Crighton has extensive experience working with upstream oil & gas clients. He joined the firm in 2010 as a graduate.

Wiqas Qaiser becomes director in the FS Audit team and is based in Edinburgh. Wiqas works in the financial services and asset management space and looks after asset managers, and various investment products such as open and closed ended funds, private equity funds, and pension funds. He started his career at KPMG in Pakistan before moving to the firm’s London office in 2012 and then Edinburgh in 2014.

James Kergon, Scotland senior partner at KPMG in the UK,said: “These promotions show the strength and depth of our senior team across the firm in Scotland, and I’m delighted to see Daniel, Steven and Wiqas take this important next step in their careers with KPMG.

“It’s crucial for us to continually develop talent to ensure our clients have access to the brightest and best people in the market as we focus on being the fastest growing professional services firm in the UK. Congratulations to all three on this great achievement.”

KPMG’s audit directors’ promotions reflect the significant growth of the firm’s audit practice in Scotland.

John Waterson, head of financial services audit at KPMG UK in Scotland, said: “It’s fantastic to see new audit directors coming through in Scotland. We’ve invested a huge amount in the practice and continue to ensure audit quality and our people are our top priorities. A big part of that investment includes our commitment to attracting and retaining the most diverse and skilled talent in the market so we can continue to deliver excellent results for our clients.”

In Scotland KPMG UK employs around 1,000 people across its offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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