SNP appoints AMS Accountants as new auditor

SNP appoints AMS Accountants as new auditor

First Minister Humza Yousaf

SNP leader Humza Yousaf announced today that the party has engaged AMS Accountants Group as auditor after it was revealed last month that the previous firm, Johnston Carmichael, resigned last September.

This development comes as the party’s MPs face a crucial 31 May deadline to submit audited accounts to Westminster authorities or risk losing £1.2 million in public funding. The SNP also needs to file accounts with the Electoral Commission in July.

Contracts are in place for both the party and for the Westminster group’s accounts.

Mr Yousaf said: “I am pleased to confirm that we have secured the services of auditors to take forward our accounts.

“We take our statutory obligations extremely seriously, so it is welcome news that AMS Accountants Group will complete the accounts for both the party and the SNP Westminster group.

“There is hard work ahead, but it is really encouraging to have them on board as we work towards challenging deadlines. I am very grateful for the work of our new party treasurer Stuart McDonald in securing the auditors’ services.

“I also wish to thank our previous auditors Johnston Carmichael for their professional work over many years.”

SNP treasurer Stuart McDonald MP added: “This announcement represents a significant step forward of the party’s stewardship under the leadership of Humza Yousaf.

“I am pleased to be getting on with the role of National Treasurer at this important time for the SNP, and we will continue working hard and standing up for the people of Scotland.”

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