IRIS appoints industry veteran as new Accountancy MD

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Posted: 8th March 2021

IRIS Software Group (IRIS), one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has today announced that Jim Scott has been appointed as its new Managing Director (MD) for Accountancy.

Jim joins following an illustrious career in accountancy, bringing 25+ years of experience in helping growing businesses create transformative strategies and build teams and systems to execute them flawlessly.

Jim will be driving forward IRIS’ evolution, leading the accountancy offering, and focusing on meeting the needs of the main market sectors IRIS serves – accountancy, education and human capital management. Ultimately helping to ensure IRIS goes from strength to strength and delivers for its customers.

Prior to joining IRIS, Jim worked at Sage for twenty years in both operational and strategic roles, working with the likes of Apple, US Bank, Telefonica, American Express and more. This included leading Sage’s Accountancy division, creating and executing a European-wide strategy for its small business audience and delivering its global partner programme. More recently, he has advised several businesses, defining their strategies and implementation plans, and is a mentor for the NatWest Accelerator programme.

Alongside IRIS’ other sector Managing Directors, Jim will bring together colleagues across product, customer operations, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, HR and finance to lead IRIS’ accountancy focus, enabling them to concentrate on what’s best for customers.  

Speaking on his appointment, Jim Scott, MD for Accountancy at IRIS Software Group said, “I am incredibly excited to join IRIS and lead the accountancy practice. IRIS has a strong foothold in the sector, and I intend to combine the expertise of all IRIS sector MD’s to drive IRIS’ accountancy offering to new heights this year.

“I’m very passionate about ensuring successful outcomes. And I am committed to creating a positive environment, which allows people to think differently and creatively, to deliver the very best results possible.”

David Lockie, Chief Operating Officer at IRIS Software Group said, “We are delighted to welcome Jim to the team. We have a relentless focus on delivering products and services that meet our customers’ needs. Jim’s appointment to lead our accountancy sector will enable us to further drive our customer-centric approach, being the supporting friend that delivers results for both the accountancy office and practice. He will help build deeper relationships across our sectors and create the right community for IRIS to thrive in.”