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Karen Allan


Karen trained and qualified at haysmacintyre, and has since focused on our Financial Services sector. She works closely with private equity firms, fintech firms, hedge fund managers, and corporate finance boutiques. These engagements typically involve the FCA audit aspect in conjunction with the statutory audit.

As well as acting as a principal on audit engagements, Karen has worked with a number of new start-up managers assisting with track record reporting, reporting accountant work for new fintech listings, and established businesses looking for good audit firm relationships. She has built strong relationships with her clients and believes this is what enables her to act in the capacity of business advisor and not just audit principal. Keeping in touch and maintaining an interest in the business has allowed her to do this and, given the relative size of the sector, enjoys bumping into clients at industry events. Karen is a key contributor to the sector, arranging internal training and providing editorial content such as articles and insights.

Karen is a competitive hockey player and loves to travel and experience new countries when she is not visiting her home country, South Africa.

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