08th November 2021

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has announced promotions across its team in the Thames Valley, including one promotion to partner.

Maria Mason has been promoted to partner in the firm’s business services and outsourcing (BS&O) team. Since joining the firm in 2017, Maria has led and grown BDO’s national payroll team across four locations including the Thames Valley, advising both UK and international businesses.

In 2020, Maria was awarded as ‘Influencer of the Year’ at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals’ Annual Excellence Awards.

Commenting on her appointment, Maria said: “I am delighted to have been promoted to partner during an exciting period of the growth for BDO and the national payroll team.

“The last 20 months have been difficult and uncertain for businesses. Having a smooth and efficient payroll process is incredibly important, particularly when looking ahead to future growth aspirations. I’m proud to be able to lead a high-performing team as we continue to offer technology led solutions and quality advice to our clients.”

BDO has also promoted more than 80 people in the Thames Valley including 29 in its audit practice.

David Brookes, Head of BDO in the Thames Valley, commented: “These promotions represent BDO’s commitment to investing in our people and the future of our business in the region and nationwide. 

“The partner promotion process is rigorous but rewarding, Maria has continuously demonstrated her leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of payroll solutions. Maria and all those who have been promoted should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”