Chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans continues to grow with the appointment of James Keeton as Partner. James will primarily be based across the firm’s Somerset offices in Taunton and Glastonbury.
James brings with him extensive accountancy experience, having spent over 20 years at some of the UK’s most reputable firms including Deloitte and BDO, as well as leading financial transformation and change management for a number of dynamic businesses across the manufacturing, hospitality, and leisure and tourism sectors.
This appointment comes at an exciting time for MHA Monahans as they have been shortlisted for the British Accountancy Awards’ title of Mid Tier Firm of the Year (£10million- £25million). This shortlisting is the second in a matter of months, coming on the back of reaching the final of the Accounting Excellence Practice Growth Firm of the Year Award in early July.
James explained, “MHA Monahans is an ambitious firm with the opportunity and ability to service a growing number of clients in the region, as shown by their acquisitions over the last two years. Somerset is a particularly exciting place to be as there is lots of potential, especially around Taunton and Glastonbury. SME businesses are the backbone of the economy and there are hidden gems and businesses with promise in the region.
“I always planned to return to practice after spending time in industry; during which my experience grew and I learnt as an accountant and auditor. The three years I spent helping a variety of businesses developing effective reporting structures, undertaking culture and process change, and making profitability improvements has made me a more developed and empathetic accountant and more aware of the real world of business.”
Outside of accountancy James is a keen cyclist, surfer and golfer and lives in Pensford with his wife and two sons.