Mazars appoints Helen Knowles as Audit Partner

Mazars, the international audit, tax, and advisory firm, has appointed Helen Knowles as a Public Sector Audit Partner in the firm’s Manchester office.

Helen will be responsible for growing the audit team in the North West, which will entail building Mazars’ audit practice across the social sector. Helen joins the firm from Beever & Struthers where she was an Audit Director. She is an experienced leader, providing both external and internal audit expertise and assisting clients with specialist assurance assignments. She has particular expertise with not for profit sector organisations including social housing, education, and charities.  

Karen Murray, Head of Public Sector Audit at Mazars, said:Helen brings a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise of audit processes in the public sector to Mazars. Helen is a trusted advisor, whose personal style is people-focused, values-based, and operates with integrity. We are excited to have Helen on our team and expanding our services into the social sector whilst maintaining our high standards and exceeding our client’s expectations to deliver excellence.” 

Rob Hanley, Sector Lead for Housing at Mazars, said: “Helen’s appointment is great news and a strong affirmation of Mazars’ long-term commitment to working with and supporting the social housing sector. I am looking forward to working with Helen as we continue to invest and grow in this important sector’”.