MHA Moore and Smalley strengthens Manchester team with new audit partner

MHA Moore and Smalley has appointed a new audit partner at our Manchester office to support the team’s ongoing growth.

Russell Cooper has joined from HW Fisher in London, where he began as a graduate in 2012 and progressed to director. His appointment brings the total number of partners within the firm to 31 with 13 in the audit team alone.

Originally from the Kendal area, Russell has returned to the North West as part of his move to MHA Moore and Smalley. He will be based primarily in Manchester, but will support clients across the North West.

His role will involve leading audit projects and developing MHA Moore and Smalley’s relationship with new and existing clients. Russell specialises in sectors including recruitment, tech, leisure and hospitality, digital marketing, manufacturing and distribution.

Graham Gordon, managing partner, said

“Our reputation is continuing to grow nationally and ensuring we appoint the very best talent from across the UK to drive this growth is vital.

“Russell’s strong experience has been gained working in the London and South East market with companies of all sizes, from fast-growing innovative businesses to multinational organisations. This expertise and knowledge will be invaluable to our audit clients across the North West over the coming years”

Russell is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and became ACA qualified in 2015.

He added:

“MHA Moore and Smalley is a dynamic firm with ambition to grow within the North West and nationally.

“When I met with Graham and the other partners, the passion and enthusiasm for the firm was infectious, and joining the firm was an easy decision to make. I’m delighted to be part of MHA Moore and Smalley’s exciting future.”.

Find out more about our Manchester office

Our Manchester office advises businesses and individuals across Greater Manchester region on a range of accountancy, tax and wealth management matters.

Our team has experience of working with firms of all sizes from small, early stage companies to large, fast growing multi-million pound operations.