A forensic partner at Haines Watts Wolverhampton has been elected as the president of the Staffs, Salop and Wolverhampton Society of Chartered Accountants.
David Oliver’s appointment will see him representing chartered accountants in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Wolverhampton.
Mr Oliver said he was delighted to have been elected and that he expected his members to contribute to the West Midlands revival post-recession.
“Chartered accountants have an important role to play in providing expertise and support to local businesses in these testing times,” he said.
“The society also provides ongoing training courses for accountants and actively encourages students from schools and universities to train with local firms to become chartered accountants,” he said.
Mr Oliver began his career at Thornton Baker in Coventry in 1971 where he progressed to senior manager and qualified as a certified accountant in 1976 and as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) in 1985.
He then joined Haines Watts, becoming a partner in its Wolverhampton office in 1987.
Mr Oliver has been a member of the Wolverhampton Society of Chartered Accountants for more than 20 years and was president in 2000/2001.
During his career, David has taken an active interest in the not-for-profit sector, both in a professional capacity and as trustee to a number of local and national charities.
He is currently chair of Coventry Cyrenians – a housing charity based in Coventry.
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