James Welch joined Darwin Property in 2017 as an Investment Analyst. James will be assisting with the preparation of the fund valuation models, providing support to the Darwin Escapes finance department in North Wales and assisting with compliance and regulatory matters.
Prior to this James spent five years with Smith & Williamson LLP where he was an assistant manager in the Assurance and Business Services department. James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015 and specialised in financial services audit. He was responsible for providing audit services, regulatory advice and preparing the annual statutory financial statements for a range of small to medium size enterprises from wealth managers and stock brokers to fintech and entrepreneurial businesses. James is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Before training as an accountant, James worked in merchandising for F&F Clothing working alongside buyers for F&F Clothing within the EU. James is a graduate of Newcastle University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences with majors in maths and chemistry.