Accountant from Plymouth celebrates promotion with leading firm

An accountant from Plymouth who has been with Westcotts since leaving school in the city is celebrating after being promoted to a director with the leading South West firm.

Matt Keane, 29, (pictured) joined Westcotts in 2012 as an apprentice, after studying for his A Levels at Devonport High School for Boys and has worked his way up over the last ten years.

He qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) working as a Manager and a key part of the Westcotts team, based in the firm’s Plymouth office, ever since.

Matt acts for a variety of clients in Plymouth and across Devon, including charities, corporate entities, partnerships, and sole traders, across a whole spectrum of industries.

He provides expert advice on tax and accountancy issues, as well as supporting clients on a wide range of financial matters, including tax returns and bookkeeping.

Matt is a member of the firm’s specialist digital team reviewing the latest innovations in cloud accounting enabling him to support his clients on their journey to the modern accounting landscape.

When he is not crunching numbers for clients, Matt spends his time attempting to improve his golf game (very slowly), going for long walks with his dogs and watching the Moto GP.

Matt Keane said: “I think that my biggest strength is being able to build strong and enduring relationships with clients and I’m absolutely delighted to have been promoted to director. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great clients. In my ten years with Westcotts our core value of putting the client first in everything we do has not changed and I’m grateful to the firm for this promotion.”

Partner Keith Clay, one of the lead partners of Westcotts’ Plymouth office, said: “Matt is a great example of someone who has worked incredibly hard throughout his journey with the firm. From the moment that he joined us as an apprentice, he’s shown an aptitude for accountancy, and we could see the potential in his skills and expertise.

“He’s grabbed opportunities at every turn and has made steady progress over the last ten years. Every client that he’s worked with have always warmed to him, they like and respect him and he’s really matured into the position he deservedly holds now.”

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