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Accountancy staff go ‘down under’ with new roles

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Three talented young accountants from Yorkshire will be making a move to Australia as part of a programme designed to give people in the profession international industry experience.

Jessica Swaithe, Matthew Haw and William Benton, all work for the North’s leading independent Chartered Accountancy and Advisory Firm – BHP.

All three, who work in the firm’s audit division, have been accepted to work at Bentleys Chartered Accountants in Brisbane on a four to six month secondment. Bentleys and BHP are both members of Kreston International, a global network of accountancy firms.

BHP’s Audit Partner, Lisa Leighton, said: “The application process was competitive, but all three had the right experience and skill-sets to succeed. The secondment offers an excellent opportunity for high performers to develop their experience of international work and to build an understanding of Kreston International. It’s also a great way to transfer knowledge between the two businesses. The placement will no doubt prove to be a great experience for Jessica, William and Matthew. Their managers and all of the partners here at BHP, are wholeheartedly supportive of their adventure.”

BHP has five offices, 31 partners and a growing team of 350+ professionals. Over the last 10 years the business has increased turnover from £8m to £20m.