Demands for greater corporate transparency together with ever increasing regulatory requirements are an issue for all businesses, not just listed plc’s. Audit and assurance is therefore a priority for many boards and should be viewed as an opportunity to identify ways in which shareholder and stakeholder value can be enhanced.
Campbell Dallas’ audit and assurance team has extensive experience of advising a range of clients across Scotland ranging from growing SMEs, to large corporates and international groups. Our partners and staff take time to understand our clients’ business, industry sector and overall business goals so as to be able to interpret and highlight inherent risks unique to their business. This enables us to provide insight beyond that required to deliver a statutory audit and helps support our clients’ strategic ambitions.
Our highly experienced audit teams will underline areas of opportunity, and will also identify practical solutions to challenges within clients’ businesses. We have depth of experience in a number of industry sectors including:
- Construction & property
- Food manufacturing & processing
- Waste management
Our approach has a real emphasis on proactive communication and a commitment to meet reporting deadlines. At the conclusion of our work, we provide clients with a report covering the relevant key issues, risks and opportunities that have arisen during the course of our audit. We provide the client with assurance and often signpost strategic priorities for the business in helping them to realise their key, growth objectives.
Audit & Assurance Director
Alan has progressed through the firm, becoming Director of Audit & Assurance.
Alan has worked with a large variety of clients, including many owner managed businesses, and currently manages a portfolio of clients ranging from SMEs to large groups with turnover in excess of £50m.
Andrew Ritchie has a wealth of experience looking after businesses of all sizes and types. He acts for a number of corporate groups based in the East of Scotland. Away from the larger corporates he is accustomed to providing commercial and tax advice to family businesses.
Carol-Ann has over 10 years post qualification experience in a wide range of areas, including statutory accounts production and corporate tax for small to large owner managed companies. She has developed a specialism in external audit and she currently works with one of the largest independent chain of pharmacies in Scotland.
Business Advisory & Audit Director
A qualified CA, David has vast experience in the audit and compliance of companies from his time working within the Big 4. He works with owner managed and private equity backed businesses in a range of industries including oil & gas services, retail, farming, construction and investment property.
David provides advice to businesses at every stage from start-up, growth, maturity to exit and manages the transition of clients onto cloud accounting software, making their systems more effective and efficient, whilst complying with the latest legislation.
Donald Boyd gained valuable commercial experience in an operational finance role. He now puts this practical industry experience to the benefit of his clients primarily in the owner managed sector.
Donald was awarded the “Young Accountant of the Year” title at the Scottish Accountancy Awards 2011.
Greig McKnight has worked with a wide range of clients and also has significant experience in manufacturing, distribution, retail, investment, property and construction sectors. Greig has first rate technical knowledge and is the firm’s key expert in technical accounting matters and impact of new accounting standards.
Jennifer qualified as a CA in 1995 and has over 20 years’ experience in general practice. She is responsible for a portfolio of clients covering a wide variety of owner-managed SME clients. Her role includes preparation and audit of statutory accounts, preparation of quarterly management accounts as well as assisting clients with other financial advice such as financial forecasting.
Audit & Assurance Associate Director
Kenneth is an assistant director of audit. His experience ranges from owner managed businesses to groups with overseas reporting requirements. Sector experience includes manufacturing, property and construction, technology and insurance related.
Kirsty completed her CA training in Dundee after graduating from Edinburgh University with an MA (Hons) in Business and Accounting, and later worked in a general practice firm in Edinburgh. At both firms she specialised in preparing financial statements and auditing companies and charities. Following her decision to gain some experience as an accountant in industry, Kirsty worked as the Finance Co-ordinator for a charity in Fife for three years, before joining us 2012 as an Account Manager in our Audit Team. Kirsty works on a number of audit assignments, as well as preparing financial statements for our clients in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
Neil has over 25 years experience in the audits of large groups of companies as well as transactional work, general taxation, and profit improvement planning. Covering most industry sectors, Neil looks after a portfolio of mainly owner managed businesses, providing not just accounting and tax advisory but commercial advice.
Patricia is a specialist in providing business advisory services to owner managed and family businesses over a whole range of sectors.
She started her career in a small general practice dealing with a deep range of clients and was exposed to a full range of complexities. The practice merged with an international practice and Patricia became the local Managing Partner. She is experienced in working with all sizes of business.
Paul works with many of our larger clients, ensuring timely delivery of accounting, audit and other value add services.
Paul studied mathematics and statistics, then later undertook an M Phil in statistical time series analysis, both at St Andrews. He qualified as a CA in 1998 while working with a firm in London.
Peter Gallanagh’s experience ranges from the audit of multi-national plc’s to providing strategic advice to SME’s. He heads up the firm’s Business Development Group.
Peter works closely with his clients, understanding the issues impacting them, and providing commercial solutions and advice to the daily issues arising in their businesses.
Richard Patterson is a General Practice partner within Campbell Dallas. His experience ranges from the audit of an AIM listed plc to numerous owner managed businesses. He also provides strategic advice to his corporate clients, working with them to understand their aspirations, and helping identify practical solutions to various commercial challenges.
Richard has a broad range of experience over a number of sectors including manufacturing, food & drink, retail and technology.
Roy Hogg manages the firm’s Stirling office and has consistently delivered sound commercial knowledge and has a proven track record of adding value to client businesses. Apart from the provision of compliance services, Roy also has considerable experience of transaction support and corporate finance advisory work.
Campbell Dallas Audit Services, which is a trading name of Baldwins Audit Services Limited, is registered to carry on audit work in the UK & Ireland. Registered Office: Churchill House, 59 Lichfield Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS4 2BX. Company Reg No: 09652677. Registered to carry on audit work in the UK & Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.