Accountancy firm welcomes new partner to its Midlands team

Chris Coles

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has welcomed Chris Cole to its Midlands team.

Joining as a new partner in the audit team, Cole brings over 19 years of experience, specialising in auditing US-listed businesses under the United States Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards, including SOX controls.

Cole joins from KPMG and has a diverse international background having worked in the US, UK, and Australia.

His expertise spans various sectors, including automotive, international manufacturing, and mining. At BDO, he will lead the region’s US reporting proposition and collaborate with the London Audit Group’s US team.

Kyla Bellingall, regional managing partner at BDO in the Midlands, said: “Chris is a fantastic addition to the team and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to attracting the region’s best talent.

His deep-rooted experience in advising US-listed businesses will help to strengthen our international proposition in the region and adds an exciting dimension to the services we offer in the complex area of audit and assurance. We’re delighted to have him on board.”

Cole said: “I’m very excited to be joining BDO and embarking on the next stage of my career at a firm with significant global reach and auditing capabilities. The firm continues to invest significantly in audit quality, with people and technology at the centre of that. I look forward to working alongside the team and bringing a unique perspective to the role.”

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