FRANCIS Clark's Torquay based director of finance and IT, Annette Connelly, has been named as one of four new partners appointed by chartered accountants, bringing the total partnership to 49.
Annette has a combined accountancy and IT background and heads up the firm's internal financial reporting and technology functions.
The Torquay office has also promoted tax specialist Karen Bowen to director.
Karen advises on residence issues and tax planning for high net worth individuals and non UK domiciliaries.
Francis Clark managing partner Les Burnett said: "The firm has grown substantially in recent years but to sustain our upward trajectory and to remain competitive, we must recruit and reward the very best talent available.
"These appointments confirm the ambitions of the firm and our ability to deliver the very best client focussed solutions for businesses of all sizes."
The multi-award-winning firm is ranked 24th in the Accountancy Age UK Top 50 Chartered Accountancy practices and 25th in the Accountancy Live Top 60.