With over a decade of public practice experience both at a national and regional level, Gary has worked with clients of all sizes covering a wide range industries and in a number of advisory roles.
More recently he was part of one of the largest training organisations in the UK supporting accountants across the country with technical support and advice.
Haines Watts in the East of England has offices in Bedfordshire, Northampton and Kettering.
Mr Woodhall said: “I am extremely excited to be joining Haines Watts and there were a number of factors which made it such an easy decision to become part of the team. Firstly, the firm is so uniquely placed in being able to provide exceptional service to clients at a local level, whilst still having the support and expertise of an award winning practice on a national level.
“Aside from the firm’s unique position within the current market, the enthusiasm of the team was a key factor in my decision to take on this role.
"All the staff and partners have a shared passion for the company and their clients which has been clear from day one. This is something I hope to build on within the audit team.”
Mr Woodhall added: “Moving back into the regulated area of audit, I am confident that my experience will enable me to ensure that not only do our clients benefit from an efficient and effective audit but we can add real value to a service that can often be seen purely as a legal requirement.
“Taking the time to really understand our clients’ businesses is fundamental in doing this. There is no doubt that changes to regulations are a challenge however audit, like so many professional services, is as much about the people behind the business, as the business itself.”
Regional managing partner Chris Timms said: “This is a philosophy that is shared by every member of our audit team and, as I see it, a key asset in our continued success.
“Gary’s appointment will help to put both the department and the firm at the forefront of the region by providing an audit service which gives our clients the assurance and peace of mind which they have come to expect.”
To find out more about audit services at Haines Watts East, contact Gary Woodhall on 07341 966 987 or e-mail [email protected].