THREE staff at Crowe Horwath have been made partners of the firm.
The business, which provides auditing, tax and financial-advice services, will elevate Kylie Smith, Chris Green and Ryan Muntz on July 1.
For Ms Smith, it’s an especially great honour.
“In the firm’s whole 120-year history I’m the second female principal,” she said.
“That’s a significant opportunity and leads the path for other females coming through.
“It’s a great opportunity to lead the business.”
The three join 10 other partners at the firm, which opened in 1893.
Mr Green, who is a business specialist, said he was also proud to take on the role.
“The company has a long and prestigious history — to be charged with the future growth and oversight of the firm is a great honour,” he said.
Mr Muntz said he had aimed to become a principal since joining the firm after leaving high school.
“It’s a great employer and to be invited to be part of the leadership group means a lot to me,” he said.
Chief executive Chris Kenny said he was proud of those who had been elevated.
“Crowe Horwath has very high requirements in becoming a principal, especially personal qualities and technical skills,” he said.
“We do not place a limit on the number of principals our firm has, which allows us to grow the business and offer local career opportunities equivalent to capital cities.”
The Albury office employs 140 people.