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Promotion strengthens William Buck’s SA audit division

Written by: William Buck on Monday, 4 July 2016

One of South Australia’s mid-tier audit and assurance teams has been strengthened by a key management promotion. 

William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors has promoted senior accountant Joann Chang to the role of Audit Manager, where she will be tasked with helping to further grow and develop the division.  

Joann, who started with William Buck in 2011 as a graduate, said she was extremely grateful for the opportunities provided by William Buck and excited by the chance to take on a leadership role within the firm. 

“Having migrated from Malaysia to pursue my Master’s Degree and accounting career, I’ve been fortunate to start-out with William Buck where they have a strong focus on the development and advancement of staff,” she said. 
 
“I’m a strong believer in always going the extra mile for clients, and I go to great lengths to understand their industry, business and objectives and pride myself on delivering exceptional service and results.” 
 
William Buck’s Managing Director Jamie McKeough said Joann’s promotion effective 1 July 2016 was recognition of her development over the last five years and her single-minded focus on delivering outcomes for clients. 

He said the firm’s audit division was one of the most progressive in South Australia, with its two highly driven partners (Matthew King and Grant Martinella), both being registered company auditors. 

“Our audit and assurance division has experienced significant growth in recent years, particularly in the last 12 months in a very competitive market. That’s a reflection of the quality and expertise of our people,” he said. 
 
“The team has a friendly and personal approach, and the fact that there is continual direct partner involvement provides our clients with an extra level of confidence.”

Mr McKeough said its audit division operates across a diverse range of South Australian businesses including public & private companies, not-for-profits, education, aged care, manufacturing, agribusiness and property.

With 19 Directors and more than 160 staff, William Buck is the largest locally owned and operated accounting and advisory firm in the Adelaide market. 

“There are few others in the Adelaide market that can offer the range of services and level of resources to support and drive growth for mid-market businesses and high net worth individuals,” Mr McKeough said.  

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