Wbg appoints Senior Manager to growing Internal Audit team

Wbg, Accountants and Business Advisers, has appointed a Senior Manager to its burgeoning Internal Audit team.

With significant experience of governance reviews and having been involved in a range of commissioned investigations, as well as risk, performance and finance reviews, Sue Brook joins the firm from her role as public sector audit manager at Grant Thornton.

A former assistant audit manager at RSM with a client portfolio across Ireland, Northern Ireland and England as well as Scotland, Ms Brook started her accounting career as internal auditor for Orkney Islands Council. She has also worked as assistant audit manager at Scott-Moncrieff.

Commenting on her appointment at Wbg, she said: “I’m thrilled with this promotion to a senior management role within a large and growing internal audit team. I join Wbg from Grant Thornton, where I was part of the Scottish Public Services team.

“I’m moving to a growing team of 14, and that’s partly what has attracted me to this role, together with Wbg’s growing reputation within the internal audit sector throughout the UK.”

Graham Gillespie, Partner & Head of Internal Audit at Wbg, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sue to our expanding internal audit team.

“Her appointment is directly correlated to the fact that we’ve grown the fee income and client base of our internal audit team significantly over the last two years. Sue joins as part of our strategy to strengthen our management team to enhance our servicing of our growing client base.

“Two years ago our internal audit team was six-strong; today there are 14 of us, which is significant for a mid-tier accountancy firm of our size.”

Ms Brook’s appointment follows Wbg beating a number of national and international accountancy practices to secure first place in a Department for Education tender to provide funding assurance work over the next four years.

That win followed the firm being named last year as the sole independent Scottish accountancy practice to be awarded slots on the prestigious Department for Education framework, marking the first time the framework has opened itself up from dominance by the larger national accountancy firms.

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