A NEW auditor addition is figuring in an expanding Bury firm's future growth plans.

DTE Business Advisors has enjoyed a successful 2019, with increasing demand from current and new clients.

And now to bolster their outlook for 2020 they have taken on a new audit senior at their Bank Street offices.

Oksana Zirnova joins the team at The Exchange having completed her professional AAT qualifications in July 2015.

She then studied for her ACCA training at a London-based firm, starting out as a trainee before being promoted to a senior accounting and auditing role there.

Her four years of experience there, say DTE bosses, particularly working with CIS countries, involved working on high risk and complex audits.

Oksana will take charge of audit processing, ensuring clients receive high quality services and their accounts comply with relevant standards.

Fiona O’Loughlin, DTE's director and audit head, said: "In the past 12 months, our client portfolio has grown significantly, driving the need for team expansion to make sure we can continue to service our clients with the same standard of hands-on support.

"We are very pleased to welcome Oksana as a new team member, and believe her experience as well as her personable approach will be a good match for DTE and our clients."

Oksana added: "The north west has seen rapid growth and investment in recent years, and as a young professional I am very excited to move up North, especially to join a reputable firm with a long-standing heritage and supportive work environment like DTE. With my passion for accountancy, I'm looking forward to working with and supporting our clients while continuing to grow personally and professionally."