Connect Yorkshire Partner and accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott has promoted a new director in its Audit team.
Jessica Lawrence, who has been promoted from senior manager, has worked in accountancy for 21 years, of which she has spent nearly 12 years at Garbutt + Elliott.
The firm’s Audit team comprises 44 staff members and seven partners and directors following Lawrence’s promotion. This month the team has also welcomed five graduate trainees.
Lawrence said: “I am delighted to achieve this next step up in my career. My promotion to director highlights the experience I have gained at Garbutt + Elliott and I am really pleased to be furthering my career with a forward thinking and growing business.
“In my new role I will continue to provide my clients with a hands on approach and really get under the skin of their business so I can be the person on the end of the phone whenever needed.
“Getting to know clients and their businesses in detail and understanding the individual ‘personalities’ of the business is what I enjoy the most and I am excited to build further client relationships as my role develops.”
Partner Chris Butt added: “Jessica is a great team player and I’m really pleased that we have been able to recognise her hard work and commitment with this promotion.
“The Leeds office has been growing rapidly and Jessica’s promotion demonstrates that we are committed to developing our internal talent and investing in the future success of our firm. This combined with recent external recruits is fuelling our impressive growth.”
Garbutt + Elliott has offices in Leeds and York. It employs 184 staff, including 13 partners.