ARMSTRONG Watson LLP accountants, business and financial advisers have announced that David Cousins has joined the Skipton team as Accounting Director.

David will play an important role in the development of Armstrong Watson’s services to family and owner managed businesses throughout North Yorkshire.

David joins Armstrong Watson with a depth of experience, having originally qualified at a 'Big four' firm in London specialising in financial services audit.

More recently, he has worked with a wide range of non financial services business, ranging from small start-ups to private equity-backed business, family-owned groups to PLCs, charities to NHS trusts - and everything in between.

With such broad ranging, cross service knowledge, David is able to offer advice and support to clients across the accountancy services. He enjoys getting to know businesses and understanding their strategic objectives and the challenges they face in order to support them on their journey.

Mr Cousins said: “I am excited to join Armstrong Watson’s growing and ambitious Skipton team. Having researched the firm, I was particularly drawn to Armstrong Watson’s strong culture and values of passion, honest, humanity and trust - which they have proven to exemplify both internally and externally.

“There are some fantastic businesses across the region and I look forward to providing them with the quality of advice and support they deserve.”

Rohan Day, Armstrong Watson Skipton’s Lead Partner, said: “We are delighted that David has agreed to join the Armstrong Watson team in Skipton.

"David’s wide ranging capabilities and extensive experience will ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our clients and to help them grow and prosper.

"David’s role will be particularly focused on family businesses and the provision of support to the internal finance functions of these businesses through strategic advice, management accounting support, systems and technology, and he will be a huge asset to the Yorkshire team.”