Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has announced the promotion of Finlay Lamont to partner within the audit team. The promotion reinforces the firm’s commitment to invest in its people to drive growth from within its own ranks.

Finlay is based in RSM’s Leeds office and specialises in working with listed, international and large corporate businesses. He has over 11 years’ experience in audit, all of which he has spent at RSM. He first joined RSM as an audit assistant in 2012 and has progressed through the team to partner.

Finlay will continue to work with clients across a range sectors, bolstering RSM’s capabilities and commitment to working with the middle market. As partner, he will remain focused on working with listed businesses, delivering premium, high quality audit work and will also be responsible for the ongoing development and growth of the audit team.

Finlay said: ‘I am delighted to become a partner at RSM at such an exciting time for the business. My time here has been hugely rewarding and it’s great to be a part of a supportive and collaborative team which has helped me to progress from audit assistant to partner. RSM’s focus on investing in and developing its people has played a significant part in my career journey so far. There are exciting times ahead which I look forward to contributing to for the benefit of our clients, team and the firm.’

Mike Thornton, RSM UK’s office managing partner for Leeds, said: ‘Since joining the firm in 2012, Finlay has excelled in his career and it is very rewarding to be part of his journey at RSM, and I am delighted to welcome him to the partnership. Finlay’s promotion reflects his hard work and talent, as well as RSM’s commitment to support its people to grow professionally by investing in development and creating a culture where you can shape the career you want.

‘As our business continues to grow, Finlay will play an integral role in ensuring we can support the needs of our middle market clients – by delivering a premium service and helping to drive our growth plans locally, nationally, and internationally.’