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KPMG announces seven promotions within Isle of Man practice

KPMG announces seven promotions

KPMG has marked the end of another successful financial year with the announcement of a number of promotions in the Isle of Man business.

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KPMG has marked the end of another successful financial year with the announcement of a number of promotions in the Isle of Man business. 

One of the four members of the Audit team who have been promoted to Manager, Zibusiso Dube joined KPMG Isle of Man in December 2014. He had previously worked at the KPMG South Africa practice where he gained experience auditing JSE and NYSE listed entities, operating in the energy and natural resources sector, reporting under US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley and IFRS. 

Zibusiso’s Isle of Man audit client portfolio includes AIM listed and unlisted entities, operating in the investment management, telecommunications and corporate services sectors reporting under IFRS and New UK GAAP. He also has significant experience reviewing equity, life of mine and environmental liability valuations and recently completed his CFA Level 3.

Tim Fairclough, who also becomes Manager, joined KPMG Isle of Man in 2011 and has been working in an Assistant Manager role for the past year.  Dealing primarily in the financial services sector, with a particular focus on the Life Insurance industry in the Isle of Man, Ireland and the UK, Tim has helped a number of clients who are subject to Isle of Man or UK regulatory reporting and has specialised in audit preparations for the Solvency II reporting framework. Tim also has a diverse portfolio of clients in other industries including manufacturing and retail, and has undertaken work for Advisory on vendor due diligence. 

Jonathon Knowles also joined KPMG Isle of Man in 2011, fully qualifying as a chartered accountant in September 2014.  He has worked on a wide range of entities, and has significant experience in the gaming sector and property companies as well as assisting with advisory engagements. As Manager his portfolio will include pensions, corporate service providers and trading entities. 

The fourth team member to be promoted to Manager, Noel Ronald, qualified as a chartered accountant in 2006, becoming a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Zimbabwe in 2008. He is responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients covering insurance companies, investment funds including entities listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange, and investment management companies. Noel has built a strong knowledge base of IFRS and UK GAAP.

Stepping up to IT Advisory Manager is Dan Kniveton. Dan has been with KPMG for six years and during that time, he attained the ACA qualification working in Audit for a variety of clients and went on to become an IT Trained Auditor, achieving Reviewer level by the end of his training period. Based across both Audit and Advisory, Dan has performed IT and migration controls work for audit engagements as well as undertaking data analysis for eGaming audits. He has completed a number of Advisory pieces such as ISAE 3402 and IT Security Reports required for remote gaming licenses in the UK.

Lawrence Hanlin has been promoted to Regulatory Manager in the Advisory department.  Before joining KPMG in 2014 as Risk Consulting Supervisor, Lawrence previously worked in managerial roles within the banking industry at RBSI and Coutts UK.  Working both offshore and globally, he gained significant experience in risk related topics and developed a good understanding of how to protect customers.  Lawrence is also a member of the International Compliance Association.

Finally Chris Shimmin becomes Senior Manager Audit after three years as Manager in the team. Chris joined KPMG in 2011, having previously studied at another big four audit firm on the Isle of Man and has specialised in working with e-Gaming businesses. He has also been involved with a number of other industries such as banking, private equity, property investments and telecommunications, including a number of AIM listed entities and has worked alongside the Advisory practice including IPOs and vendor due diligence.

Commenting on the appointments, Mike Fayle, Managing Director of KPMG, said: “We are very proud of how we help to develop our people at KPMG. It is rewarding and encouraging to see so many of them take the opportunity to improve the breadth and depth of their skills. 

“By building on existing experience and progressing our people through the business, we ensure both our colleagues and our clients continue to benefit from the remarkable level of international expertise and knowledge within the practice.

“I wish all our newly-promoted employees the very best in their latest roles.”

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