Ballards LLP Promotes Helen Sutherland to Group Finance and Operations Director

Worcestershire accounting firm Ballards LLP has promoted Helen Sutherland to the role of Group Finance and Operations Director. Helen has been with the firm since 2019, previously serving as Group Finance Director.

In her new position, as well as continuing to oversee the finance function, Helen will oversee internal operations for Ballards. Additionally, she will lead key operational initiatives across the firm’s offices. Her extensive financial expertise and demonstrated leadership capabilities made her the suitable choice for this senior role.

James Syree, CEO of Ballards LLP, stated, “Helen has displayed strong leadership during her time with us, becoming a valuable member of our executive team. Her financial acumen, forward-thinking approach, and commitment to operational excellence give us confidence in her ability to succeed as Group Finance and Operations Director.”

Before joining Ballards in 2019, Helen gained experience at two of the Big Four accounting firms. She worked as an Auditor at KPMG and later as a Financial Accountant at Deloitte. This background at renowned professional services firms, combined with her years at Ballards, has provided her with a unique perspective beneficial to the entire organisation.

Helen commented, “I am thrilled to take on this vital role during an exciting phase of growth for Ballards. For the past five years, I have had the privilege of working with our talented team to deliver exceptional client service. Moving forward, I am eager to align our financial and operational strategies to drive sustainable success.”

The promotion highlights Ballards’ commitment to recognising talented individuals within the firm and developing future leaders internally. The company continues to invest in its team and infrastructure to maintain the highest standards of client service.