Accountancy firm Mazars has taken on 14 new staff at its Birmingham office.
The firm now employs 130 people at its Birmingham base, meaning staff numbers have increased by 32 per cent in the four years since Mazars moved there.
The team has been boosted by the arrival of Matthew Beaman, part of Mazars’ employee benefits, and Emma Robotham in VAT.
The new recruits also include a host of graduate trainees and school leavers.
Appointed senior client manager, Mr Beaman was formerly head of international pensions at Grant Thornton’s employee benefit consultancy.
He specialises in UK and international pensions and pensions governance, focusing on employee benefits strategy and design to drive employee education engagement.
“My passion is providing effective global solutions to common problems faced by financial and human resource directors – to consistently raise the bar and lead the field with innovative strategies for client companies,” he said.
”Increasing premiums, demanding pensions regulation and deepening employment legislation worldwide mean escalating costs, less control and greater risk facing today’s employer.
”It is about offering previously unconsidered strategies and opportunities to maximise efficiencies and join the dots.”
Ms Robotham has joined from HM Revenue & Customs where she spent 14 years.
She was involved in investigations work including supply chain fraud in areas such as alcohol, mobile phones and labour provisions.
Appointed an assistant manager, her role will involve seeking solutions for those facing VAT disputes and penalties.
She said: “This is a new challenge and I will be utilising my contacts and experience to the benefit of clients.”
Mazars also welcomes to its Birmingham office new starters in external audit – Zunaid Bakawala, Zahid Khan, Toni Loizou, Louisa Abbey, Thomas Boss, Saira Hussain and Abrar Chowdhury.
The governance, risk and internal controls department has welcomed Eleanor Taig, while in tax Jonathan Clare and Alexander Rigg have joined the firm.
The new intake is completed by Mille Watling, outsourcing, and Thomas Robbins, forensic investigation service.
Office managing partner Lee Cartwright said: “This reflects growth across the board - and we still need more people.”