Audit director joins BDO’s Jersey office
THE BDO Group in Jersey has appointed Josh Payne as a director of audit and assurance.
Mr Payne is joining the Jersey team having worked with the company in Guernsey for the past eight years.
Before joining BDO, he worked with entities in the UK, Jersey and Guernsey in the financial services, trust and corporate services and commercial trading sectors.
He has experience in multi-jurisdictional group audit engagements across a range of global financial centres.
During his career with BDO, Mr Payne has worked closely with the BDO Global network on client-facing international engagements as well as internally, embedding BDO’s global proprietary audit process tools.
He has been shortlisted in the ePrivate Client’s Channel Island Top 35 Under 35 for the past four years, and has also served as a director of Guernsey’s Young Business Group for seven years.
In his new role, Mr Payne will manage a portfolio of clients operating locally and internationally, as well as supporting new business development and acting as a coach and mentor to the growing audit practice. He joins a team headed by Chris Stuart and comprising Manik Memon, and Martin Child.
Mr Stuart, head of audit and assurance at BDO Group in Jersey, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Josh to the team. Josh has a wealth of experience in delivering audit and assurance services and is already part of the BDO network, joining us from BDO in Guernsey.
‘His expertise will be deployed in supporting our team members and clients, helping them to succeed.
‘Supported by our wider multi-disciplinary group capability spanning accounting, tax, advisory, technology and training services, Josh will deliver services that are tailored to support our clients’ requirements now and in the future.’
Justin Hallett, head of audit and assurance at BDO in Guernsey, added: ‘Josh’s transfer to BDO in Jersey provides consistency and continuity for BDO clients across the Channel Islands and is indicative of the opportunities for our people to develop their careers through the BDO network.’