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January 30, 2023

DHG Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Part I

It’s been quite the summer for Dixon Hughes Goodman. The firm promoted seven individuals who oozed out the most DHGness to the partnership in early June, joined some lame alliance with Mazars in July, and was recently named the 17th top accounting firm in the U.S. by both Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting.

Gareth Montague-Smith

The firm has also made several personnel moves the past couple months, including just adding a new chief data officer, as well as a new partner to its Raleigh, NC, office: Gareth Montague-Smith.

Although the press release below doesn’t specifically mention Montague-Smith’s previous employer, it seems that DHG rescued him from the House of Klynveld:

Gareth will provide internal audit and other accounting and advisory services to manufacturing, distribution and retail industry clients in the public and private sectors.

“With 22 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services, Gareth is an adept advisor for Carolina businesses,” says Matt Wood, Managing Partner for DHG’s Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail industries. “He brings industry knowledge, technical experience and strong leadership skills to guide cross-functional solutions for our clients.”

Gareth joins DHG after serving as a Risk Consulting Managing Director in the advisory services practice of a Big Four accounting firm in multiple North Carolina offices. He has experience leading a commercial internal audit practice and provides clients financial, auditing and internal auditing services across multiple industries.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Montague-Smith spent more than two decades at KPMG. At least he won’t have that KPMG stench on him anymore.

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