Rayner Essex promotes Lucy Ghawss to Partner & Head of Audit

Rayner Essex a leading UK Accounting and Advisory firm has appointed Lucy Ghawss as Partner, Head of Audit.

Lucy joined Rayner Essex in 2008, and is very much ‘home grown’ in the firm, having commenced her career as a placement student and then returning as a graduate in the Audit department going on to qualify with the ICAEW as a Chartered Accountant within the firm.

Lucy brings a wealth of expertise, as a seasoned professional.  She is a general practitioner with extensive experience in working with various clients ranging from start ups, to SME’s, and large corporations, from various industry sectors.

As a young female leader and professional in a traditionally male dominated industry, Lucy has been able to push boundaries with her fresh and innovative strategic thinking and client centric approach, wanting to transform audit to a pleasurable and meaningful experience for both clients and her team alike, this really is her passion and drives her success.

Lucy enjoys building strong relationships with clients, making the audit process as smooth and efficient as possible, this being of utmost importance to her and her team. 

She is also an advocate for mental health and wellbeing and her main focus whilst managing her team is to create a happy working environment, where people can feel comfortable and authentic. Lucy strongly believes that having a motivated team really does drive performance and is a leading factor in providing excellent customer service.

Lucy as Partner and Head of Audit, also has overall responsibility of the firms ACA graduate training programme and is President of the ICAEW Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire District Society.

Commenting on her appointment Lucy said “I am delighted with my promotion to Partner, and I’m very proud to have begun my career with Rayner Essex and now to be working alongside such senior and experienced professionals and in an agile working environment where they believe in me.  With the recent growth seen at Rayner Essex over the last few years, I really look forward to continuing to bring fresh ideas to the firm, to our clients and to my fellow colleagues, making every client and team touchpoint a meaningful and knowledgeable experience”.

Rayner Essex LLP a leading mid-tier client-focused Accounting and Advisory firm of 8 partners, 6 directors and over 80 staff, specialising in Audit & Assurance, Cloud Accounting, Tax, Payroll, VAT, and Corporate Finance services as well as International Expansion in both St Albans, Hertfordshire and London. The firm serve clients in the UK and internationally and is a founding member of  INPACT, a leading association of over 160 accounting practice members worldwide, serving the cross-border requirements of clients and equally those seeking a UK presence.

Partner at Rayner Essex,  Antony Federer also added “We really are thrilled to appoint Lucy as Partner in our firm. She’s a testament of our commitment to continuously grow, develop and retain our home grown talent. Lucy is a dedicated and talented individual with commercial acumen, strong leadership skills and has a breadth of knowledge in audit services.

We are very keen to create opportunities and promote talented employees who demonstrate their potential.  We will continue to further develop and support to our senior leaders, enriching them with the expertise and tools that they need to flourish and achieve their career goals. We are confident that Lucy will excel in her new position and look forward to working with her to reach new heights in her role as Partner and Head of Audit”.

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