Raemond Jappy and Stefano Vincini have been promoted within Johnston Carmichael’s Aberdeen office.
Leading independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has made two director promotions in its Aberdeen office. The promotions come alongside five others at director level across a variety of service lines, in a move to further strengthen its senior team.
The top 20 UK accountancy firm, which is part of the PKF International network, has made 78 promotions to date in 2021.
Raemond Jappy joined the Aberdeen audit team in 2006 and has played a key role in the ongoing growth of both the audit team and the wider business. The last few years have seen him progress to become the operational leader of the local audit team.
Stefano Vincini has been with the firm for 14 years, joining as Associate Director following the merger with Ritson Smith in 2012. He has been a fundamental part of the Corporate Finance team throughout this time and was involved in the delivery of a number of high profile and complex assignments. While he is based in Aberdeen, Stefano assists clients across the UK.
Alongside Raemond and Stefano, the seven new directors include Glasgow-based Craig Burnie and Karen McBride who work in the innovation taxes and audit teams respectively; Kirsty Yuill who works in the Dundee office’s business advisory team; Forfar-based Sam Nicholson who also works in business advisory; and Sam Church who works in the London office with the financial services consulting team.
David Wilson, Aberdeen Office Head and Audit Partner at Johnston Carmichael, said: “On behalf of the JC Aberdeen team, we would like to extend huge congratulations to our colleagues, Rae and Stef. We are delighted for them both, and their respective promotions are completely deserved after a lot of hard work.
“We are proud to be a company that highly values our employees, particularly given the challenges of last 15 months. Our staff have shown true resilience, and we are pleased to be able to reward our seven new directors with the recognition they so richly deserve.
“Now, as businesses slowly but surely begin to return to some sort of normality, it is vital that we continue to provide our clients with the support they need as they recover from the impact of the pandemic. Both Stef and Rae will play key roles in this process.”
Andrew Walker, chief executive at Johnston Carmichael said: ““It is our employees that make our business, and I am extremely proud of the commitment and passion that our staff show on a day-to-day basis. Never has this been more important than in the past 15 months, when businesses across the country have been under enormous strain.
“Supporting and developing the next generation of professional advisers is right at the heart of our firm and it gives me great pride to see our people develop and thrive whilst working at Johnston Carmichael.
“In addition to the seven new directors, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to every one of our colleagues who has been promoted so far this year. In each case it is a recognition of continued dedication, development, and hard work, qualities which will be central in driving the company forward in the coming weeks, months and years.”
Johnston Carmichael has 13 offices across the UK.