Colin Beaton CA

Colin Beaton CA

Senior Specialist

Colin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 with Williamson and Dunn where he worked with a diverse range of clients including a number of local authorities. His roles in practice related primarily to auditing, accounts preparation and taxation.

Thereafter he worked in the ever-evolving asset management industry for 22 years in a number of roles. These included financial accountant, financial controller and trainee fund manager. The breadth of his financial services experience enabled him to take up the role of finance team project manager, integrating the people, systems and cultures of Asset Management businesses being taken over and merged.

More recently he managed the group finance team at a busy Scottish fishing port where he was responsible for the creation of management and statutory accounts and all related financial and compliance functions.

Colin joined the Aberdeen Specialist team in January 2024 and is looking forward to utilising his experience and skillset in assisting the wide range of Hutcheon Mearns’ Clients

Experience

5 years working in public practice. 22 years in financial services accounting and managing change

IT / Systems

Microsoft Office, Sun systems, SAGE 200, Peoplesoft

Key Skills

Managing the end to end activities of finance teams, budgeting/forecasting, systems/ processes evolution and improvement, board reporting, collaborating with business leads to present and explain financials, management and statutory account production

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