Tonight, a top-twenty professional services company that is based in the United States of America, EisnerAmper, announced the launch of its London office. It comes as the firm presented some “ambitious plans” for its targeted growth in Europe.
Its offices that are located in London are set to serve as a staging post for the continental expansion plans of the company. It will be led by Robert Mirsky who is a former global head of hedge funds at KPMG, a Big Four firm.
The company will look to make use of a specialism in financial services advice as it aims to build up a headcount of around 25 people in London over the next two years.
In an interview, Mirsky stated: “There’s a lot of opportunities right now in London”, describing the city’s financial services sector as “such an engine for growth”.
He added: “There’s a gap in the market for those kind of services,” he said, adding that EisnerAmper’s UK-headquartered drive gave the firm an opportunity to “get our brand recognised in Europe”.
EisnerAmper offers auditory, advisory, and tax services. It enters the professional services market at a tumultuous period: alongside the possible effect of Brexit especially on businesses – something that Mirsky chose to describe as a “wait and see” situation – the said sector is currently under a series of reviews, which includes an investigation that was launched by the Competition and Markets Authority today.
Mirsky said that industry scrutiny, including the plans to shake-up the dominance of the largest companies, was “very clearly an opportunity for us.” He said that it gave EisnerAmper a chance “to really take market share”.
However, he sounded caution over the break-up. He said that the reviews should instead be “looking to increase competition” with the ultimate target of improving the quality of audits.