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Family of firsts in Cayman Accountancy

Business 26 Nov, 2022 Follow News

Phillip Pearson

Phillip Pierson, associate director at business advisory Quantuma, has mirrored his grandfather’s success, by becoming the first Caymanian insolvency practitioner within a Cayman Islands accountancy firm to pass the INSOL International Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency Law.

His grandfather, Dr. the Hon. Linford A. Pierson, OBE, JP, PhD, LLM, FCCA was the first born Caymanian to qualify as a professional accountant on the island in 1978, where he went on to serve as an elected Member and Speaker of the then Legislative Assembly.

 Throughout his 10-year career, Phillip has gained extensive experience in corporate restructuring and insolvency including liquidations and receiverships across multiple industries and territories, including the US, UK and the Channel Islands. Phillip’s latest achievement adds to his Master of Science in Accounting and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) qualifications.

 Phillip joined Quantuma’s Cayman Islands team on 1 April 2022.  Quantuma initially acquired Alchemy, a local assets and financial loss recovery firm, in January 2021. Alchemy was founded by Angela Barkhouse who now head’s Quantuma’s Cayman office.

 Angela Barkhouse, managing director and head of Quantuma’s Cayman Islands office, said: “We are incredibly proud of our teammate and the accomplishments Phillip has under his belt in his esteemed career to date. We are sure that he will go on to achieve as much success as his grandfather, and we are thrilled to have him in the Quantuma family.”

 Phillip Pierson, associate director at Quantuma, said: “It is an honour to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps and create another milestone in Caymanian accountancy history and for our family as well. Throughout my career, I’ve always followed his mantra that “anything worth doing is worth doing well”, and I believe this has helped lead me to where I am today.”

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