September 25, 2020

RSM Poaches Someone From PwC and Issues a Press Release, Part I

While RSM US is laying people off left and right, we haven’t heard about such things going on at Really Still McGladrey in the U.K. Sure, they’ve had their fair share of problems, like screwing up its internal accounting so bad that they got rid of their CEO, CFO, and COO. Then there was that shareholder coup which resulted in a different CEO being named than the one the RSM board really wanted. But hey, at least RSM U.K. is still perusing the Big 4 for some new blood.

This time RSM did some partner pickin’ at the PwC patch and brought home Michael McLaughlin:

Michael McLaughlin joins after 19 years with a big four firm, where he specialised in working with listed and PE-backed businesses with an international footprint. Michael brings a strong working knowledge of the retail and consumer, manufacturing, and financial services sectors within the East Midlands region.

Michael McLaughlin comments: ‘I’m thrilled to be a part of the team. RSM is not only a business that enjoys a significant, diverse and growing market share at a national level, but one that offers a tax advisory practice that leads the East Midlands region in terms of its size and capability.’

Michael McLaughlin

RSM got another new partner, Simon Browning, who must have fallen out of a wheelbarrow or something at UHY Hacker Young’s partner patch.

Back to double M: During his tenure at PwC, he held the positions of tax manager, senior manager, and director–corporate tax, according to his LinkedIn profile.

His bio on RSM’s site states:

Michael previously worked for over 15 years at PwC predominantly with UK outbound, private equity backed and overseas headquartered groups across all sectors and led PwC’s financial services tax business in the Midlands.

Michael has experience working with clients across a broad range of sectors, and enjoys working together with other specialists to provide holistic and commercial tax advice to his clients. Having originally trained as an auditor, Michael’s audit background helps him work with clients on tax matters where the accounting is an important component of the advice required.

McLaughlin and Browning will both be based in RSM’s Nottingham office.

[RSM UK]

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