Accountancy

Two internal audit promotions at Azets

Gary Devlin and Elizabeth Young

Top 10 accountancy firm Azets has promoted Edinburgh-based partner Gary Devlin to UK head of internal audit and appointed Glasgow-based Elizabeth Young as an internal audit partner for Scotland and the North.

Mr Devlin will lead a team of more than 50 staff delivering an extensive range of Internal audit services, encompassing risk assurance and technology risk assurance services to several hundred public and private sector organisations across the UK. 

The risk assurance and technology risk assurance client base includes many of the UK’s leading organisations in education, government, utilities, infrastructure, security, finance, third sector and business.

A key focus will be the development of Azets’ new risk assurance and technology risk assurance centres of excellence in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and advising clients on preparing for UK SOX compliance.

Mr Devlin is a specialist in the provision of internal and external audit services, having advised many public, private and third sector clients during a career spanning more than 20 years.  

Ms Young will become a risk assurance services partner from 1 January. She has specialised in internal audit since qualifying as a chartered accountant, working for in-house teams in both the public and private sectors.  She has previously been named in ICAS’s list of Top 100 under 35 CAs. 

After returning to practice she has specialised in the public sector and has advised a wide range of organisations including various NHS boards, central government bodies such as VisitScotland and sportscotland together with an extensive portfolio of housing associations.

In her new role at Azets she will lead a substantial risk assurance services team in Scotland and the North, oversee the delivery of an expanding range of services and support the expansion of the risk assurance and technology risk assurance teams across the UK.

The risk assurance team advises clients on corporate governance, internal control and risk, and the technology risk assurance team advise on services such as IT assurance and cyber security.

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