Mazars, the international audit, tax, and advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Michael Davidson as a banking audit partner in the firm’s Leeds office.

In this newly created role, Davidson will be responsible for growing the audit team in the Yorkshire region, which will entail building Mazars’ audit practices across the banking sector. He joins the firm from KPMG, where he served as an audit director. He is has been described as an “experienced leader”, having worked with audit clients including retail banks, building societies, specialist lenders, the debt purchase industry, as well as other listed financial institutions and securitisation vehicles.

Davidson has extensive knowledge of the financial services sector, having delivered a diverse and varied range of engagements through various roles over his 20 years at KPMG. He also has a track record of leading a range of non-audit services, including technical accounting advice (e.g. IFRS9) and within the securitisation and structured finance space. In the latter, he has conducted agreed-upon-procedure engagements for banks, building societies and insurance companies in the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany across a range of asset classes.

Commenting on this, Mazars head of banking audit, Pauline Pélissier, said: “Michael brings a breadth of knowledge and expertise of audit and assurance services within the banking sector to Mazars. We are excited to have Michael on our team, supporting the continued growth in the regional audit banking practice and enhancing our practice with his experience in banking, building societies, specialist lending and securitisation. We know he will maintain our high standards and exceed our clients’ expectations to deliver excellence.”

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