The Moore Stephens Adelaide assurance team, led by a high-profile figure, has jumped ship to Pitcher Partners, stating that its new destination is “far better positioned” to service the growth needs of its clients in Australia and beyond.
Pitcher Partners poaches rival audit team
Pitcher Partners Adelaide has announced today that Jim Gouskos, the former head of audit at Moore Stephens Assurance Adelaide and national director of Moore Stephens Australia, has joined the firm’s audit practice as principal.
“Jim brings a wealth of experience, with over 20 years’ helping his clients with audit, due diligence, risk management, corporate governance, IPOs and ASX listings,” said Tom Verco, managing principal at Pitcher Partners Adelaide.
“Jim is bringing his entire team of experienced auditors, China business specialists to Pitcher Partners, as well as his established client base in Adelaide and throughout Australia, China and the rest of Asia,” added Mr Verco.
According to Mr Verco, Mr Gouskos's appointment serves as an important element of Pitcher Partners Adelaide’s continued growth, with the firm also recently adding Phil Shepherd as its new tax principal in its tax division.
Mr Gouskos lauded the similarities between his existing team and his new destination.
“There are numerous synergies with my existing team and audit practice and Pitcher Partners Adelaide, particularly in the China space – in which both have an existing and growing client base,” he said.
“Pitcher Partners Adelaide and the Baker Tilly network are far better positioned to service the growth needs that we anticipate from our existing and new clients in Australia, China and the rest of Asia.”