Grant Thornton has appointed a former Deloitte Australia account director as a financial services partner.
Himashini Weeraratne steps into the role with more than a decade’s experience in providing tax and compliance advice to financial service providers, fund managers and super funds, according to Grant Thornton.
She also has experience in project managing, streamlining compliance processes and assisting clients with regulatory issues surrounding tax.
Ms Weeraratne will build upon the firm’s expertise in tax, particularly in the areas of asset management, superannuation and fintech, servicing boutique funds and small- and medium-sized financial organisations, a statement said.
Prior to the new appointment, she spent nearly 10 years at Deloitte Australia where she held the position of account director in tax (financial services) for 2.5 years after over seven years as a senior tax manager at the firm.
During her time at Deloitte, Ms Weeraratne worked with clients such as BlackRock, First State Super, NSW Treasury and NAB Wealth.
Grant Thornton financial services lead partner Madeleine Mattera said, “Himashini’s strong expertise in the financial services industry will be a great addition to our team and benefit to our clients.
“We are excited about expanding our expertise in this important area.”
Before working at Deloitte, Ms Weeraratne spent a year as a barrister in London.
Separately, Grant Thornton has also announced a new technology advisory partner Branko Panich, who will join Grant Thornton’s consulting team.