The combined practice will have four partners and 60 staff working in Kingston, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, and Montego Bay.
The merged firm will operate under the UHY Dawgen brand and will be a member of UHY, the international network of independent accounting and consulting firms. The network has offices in over 240 major business centres in 82 countries.
UHY Dawgen explains that the merger will enable them to offer their clients access to a broader range of in-depth specialist services.
Dawkins Brown, Managing Partner at UHY Dawgen, says: “Paul Goldson & Company is an extremely well-regarded firm, with a stable, long-standing client base. Their audit focus complements our existing services and will ensure that UHY Dawgen can provide an even greater depth of expertise to our business and corporate clients as we continue our growth strategy in Jamaica”
“Added to the high quality of our existing staff and client base in both the corporate and private client practices, the merger will take UHY Dawgen to the next level as a full-service firm. It underlines our commitment to delivering excellent service and will boost our presence both in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.”
Lisa Cousins, Partner at Paul Goldson & Company, comments: “Our merger with UHY Dawgen will lead to the combination of complementary sets of audit and tax-led specialist skills, giving additional breadth and depth to our service offering. We are delighted to offer our clients access to a wider range of services across Jamaica, and internationally."
Paul Goldson & Company’s existing partners, Denis Goldson and Lisa Cousins and Associate, Prunella Vassell, will remain with the new firm. Mr. Goldson was the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) Distinguished Member Awardee for 2012.
Ladislav Hornan, chairman of UHY comments: “UHY Dawgen Chartered Accountants joined the UHY network two years ago and the firm’s expansion only underpins further its strong commitment to deliver excellent services to both local and international clients.”
Established in 1986 and based in London, UK, UHY is a network of independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in nearly 250 major business centres in 81 countries. Over 6,800 staff generated an aggregate income of US$625 million in 2011, ranking UHY the 25th largest international audit, accounting, tax and consultancy network (by revenue). Each member of UHY is a legally separate and independent firm. For further information on UHY please go to http://www.uhy.com/
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