EY Cayman appoints ex-PwC partner LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney

13 July 2018 Authored by Consultancy.lat

LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney has been appointed by EY as a partner in the Cayman Islands. She will lead a team of professionals who provides audit and regulatory services across the Caribbean and the United States. 

LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney leaves behind her 17 years of service at PwC across both the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas where she began her career at the turn of the century. Farrington-McSweeney has worked in a number of diverse roles during her time with the Big Four accounting and consulting powerhouse as an auditor, advisor and industry consultant.

At PwC, where she was a partner since 2016 with the Assurance and Advisory Services group, Farrington-McSweeney was an expert in international and U.S. auditing standards. She has also served as the Caribbean contact on the PwC Global Anti-Money Laundering Working Group and has led regional AML engagements throughout the Caribbean, Latin and North America. 

The new EY partner graduated from Arcadia University in Nova Scotia with a bachelor in accounting and is an associate of arts law at the College of the Bahamas. She is also a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants and the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

“Having LaNishka join our team is so important as we help our clients respond to shifts and changes in the regulatory environment in order to effectively address the many challenges and opportunities they face,” said Mike Mannisto, EY Cayman partner and Banking and Capital Markets leader for the region.

Dan Scott, EY’s regional managing partner, added, “We are very excited to welcome LaNishka to our team as we continue to help clients build, grow and protect their businesses in Cayman, across the region, and globally.”

EY Cayman appoints ex-PwC partner LaNishka Farrington-McSweeney

EY in the Caribbean

EY has also been ramping up its digital footprint in the region with a number of projects presently ongoing. The consulting and accounting firm have just launched their digital transformation services in Trinidad and Tobago, in partnership with the EY business transformation hub in Costa Rica. 

The accounting and consulting firm helps to guide its clients in the region through ongoing technological disruption and towards the path of digitalisation. “In the Caribbean, we will undoubtedly integrate digital technologies into our business models: how, when and where are questions that all of us need to address. Today EY stands at the forefront of this move in the Caribbean and in the Americas and we want to participate in this journey with you,” EY Senior Partner Hema Narinesingh said.

“The industry has never been afraid to redefine itself. It is predicated on the notion that entrepreneurial spirit and the need to evolve will drive managers to find more customized, innovative solutions for their investors – thereby embracing rather than ignoring the disruption around them,” said Jeff Short, head of the Wealth & Asset Management Sector in the EY Cayman’s Financial Services practice.

The firm operates throughout the region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands as well as having offices in Barbados, Curacao, Aruba, St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, providing assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services.

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