First Business Financial Services, a bank holding company, has appointed Michael Murphy as chief accounting officer and principal accounting officer effective Sept. 14.

Murphy brings to First Business more than 12 years of public accounting and financial services experience with several commercial banking and accounting firms, including KPMG, Banco Popular North America, and BMO Harris Bank.

Prior to joining First Business, Murphy was the Midwest Regional controller working with the commercial and personal banking group at BMO Harris Bank. Previously, he was the vice president--assistant controller at Banco Popular, managing all aspects of the bank's financial reporting, financial analysis, general accounting, accounts payable, fixed assets, and regulatory reporting functions.

He als has held multiple positions with KPMG's Assurance Services division, including as senior manager for a variety of large financial services clients, including commercial and retail banks, mutual funds, broker/dealers, as well as the financing subsidiary of a Fortune 500 Company.