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Rebecca English

Senior Consultant - Tax

I focus on some of the major and specialised public practice Firms and their tax recruitment needs within London. 

I thoroughly enjoy going out and meeting all my candidates and clients that I work with, whether for a first time introduction or catch up on recent developments; my network is continually expanding. From Big 4 heads of departments to bright eyed graduates, my London tax network is expansive, interesting, varied and ever growing. 

With nearly four years spent in sales and account management within the FMCG market, I went on to join an independent boutique recruitment firm before moving to London and joining Pro-Tax. With nearly five years now in recruitment and two specialising within London tax recruitment, I take pride in my personal service to both my clients and candidates to consistently find the right fit.

When not at my desk, I can almost certainly be found chilling out with / chasing after my beautiful Labrador, Margaux, or still hacking my way round a hockey pitch or golf course! If I was not in recruitment, I'd be a sports commentator – travelling the world watching and talking about the cricket or golf? Yes please!

rebecca's latest roles

  • London International Top 10 Corporate...

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent

    An international Top 10 Firm with a Corporate Tax team that rivals the Big 4 but offers a unified and collaborative culture are in the midst of a steep level of growth and looking to expand their team. With ...

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  • Prize Winning Practice - Internationa...

    £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive package

    A prestigious boutique accountancy firm based in the heart of London's most exclusive postcodes are recruiting an excellent International Tax Associate Director. The founding Partners of the Practice come fr...

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  • Private Client Senior Manager - Londo...

    £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + excellent package

    Join one of London's leading boutique accountancy practices within their renowned private client team. Assisting the Head of Private Clients, you will oversee the running of the private client team with thei...

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  • VAT Transformation - Senior Advisor

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

    A very exciting and interesting opportunity has opened up at a Big 4 in London to join a very innovative and dynamic team. This is a specialist position within the indirect tax tax transformation team advisi...

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  • London Boutique - Business Tax Senior...

    £85000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits

    Join a World renowned professional firm, boasting one of the most enviable client portfolios and headquartered in London. Having won a plethora of accountancy and tax awards within the last year and experien...

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  • M&A Tax Associates

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus

    Is 2020 your year for taking your career to the next stage? Are you keen to find what opportunities are now open to you or where your tax career could go? Ready to take control of your next steps? Have you c...

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  • M&A Tax Senior Assistant Manager - Big 4

    £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits & flexi work

    A global leader within tax is looking for to add an Assistant Manager to their world renowned transaction team. Working alongside world's largest corporate and private equity clients and with clients of all ...

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  • Big 4 Tax Manager - Real Estate

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + flex work + excellent benefits

    Big 4 - Fastest Growing International Tax Team - Manager Sought The fastest growing department of this Big 4 Firm is searching for a Real Estate Tax Manager to join their team. Within the Retail Estate you w...

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  • Big 4 London Senior International Tax...

    £80000.00 - £95000.00 per annum + flexible working

    Senior International Tax Manager Join a World leading international tax services team, strongly reputed for having the most forefront advisers in the areas of international tax planning and cross border M&A....

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  • Transfer Pricing Manager - London Big...

    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + excellent + flexiwork

    Sitting within the London International Tax department of this Big 4 Firm, the Transfer Pricing team are looking to add to their dynamic and fast paced group with an ambitious and experienced Transfer Pricin...

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  • Senior Corporate Tax Manager - London...

    £80000.00 - £95000.00 per annum + flexi work

    Work within one of the Country's leading corporate tax teams in a Big 4. If you are an ambitious and dynamic business tax professional this is a London corporate tax team that will see you with swift career ...

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  • Big 4 M&A Tax Manager

    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + flexible working

    This Big 4 M&A team is a true cornerstone of the Firm; often leading at the front with pace of work, expertise and skills and innovative thinking. With exciting growth plans, this team is continuing to rapid...

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  • Real Estate Tax Assistant Manager

    £47000 - £52000 per annum + very competitive package

    Tax Assistant Manager - Real Estate - London A dynamic and globally renowned Top 10 Firm whom I have worked closely with for a number of years are recruiting within their Real Estate tax team. Working within...

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  • Corporate Tax Compliance Manager

    excellent

    Tax Compliance & Reporting Role - Big 4 - London A Big 4 client of mine that I have worked with closely for a number of years are recruiting within their Tax Compliance and Reporting team. A truly diverse an...

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  • Global Compliance & Reporting Senior ...

    £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum

    Big 4 Firm offering an EMEIA Tax Centre overseeing multinationals with their outsourced tax responsibilities looking for a technical and commercial Tax Senior Manager to lead their growing team. Preparing an...

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  • Corporate Tax Associate - Newly Quali...

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + highly competitive package

    This is an excellent opportunity to join an award winning practice in the heart of London as a newly qualified corporate tax associate. This Top 10 firm is renowned for its fantastic work culture combined wi...

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  • Transaction Tax Senior Manager

    excellent benefits + flexi

    Work within a Big 4 leading transaction team. This London M&A team incorporates the corporate and private equity deal specialists as well as some of the most prominent restructuring and fund/management struc...

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  • M&A Tax Senior Manager

    £80000 - £95000 per annum

    M&A Tax Senior Manager Location: London Salary: £75,000- £100,000 + Cash Benefits + Pension + Benefits An M&A Tax Senior Manager is required to join one of the Big 4's successful M&A Tax Team, offering a cle...

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  • M&A Tax Manager

    £65000 - £75000 per annum + Strong Benefits Package

    Are you looking to explore a new M&A team within the Top 10 that can boast 20% growth last year and on track for similar double digit expansion this year. This is a team that can offer you a broad scope of t...

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  • Business Tax Manager

    £65000 - £80000 per annum + uncapped bonus

    Business Tax Manager I am excited to be representing this firm with their recruitment campaign for an experienced tax advisory senior consultant. The Firm The Firm is a global consulting business with more t...

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  • Tax Manager - Real Estate - London

    £63000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + excellent benefits

    An engaging and experienced Corporate Tax Manager with a bias in Real Estate is needed to join this Top 10 leading Real Estate tax team. This is a team I have worked with for a number of years, that has seen...

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  • London Boutique - Business Tax Senior...

    £85000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits

    Join a World renowned professional firm, boasting one of the most enviable client portfolios and headquartered in London. Having won a plethora of accountancy and tax awards within the last year and experien...

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  • Big 4 M&A Senior Tax Manager - Funds

    £80000 - £95000 per annum + excellent + flexi time

    A forefront, London Big 4 Firm with one of the largest transactional teams and growth figures in the market are recruiting a Senior Manager with a strong bias towards private equity. Having seen phenomenal y...

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  • London VAT Manager

    Negotiable

    Are you looking to join a leading VAT team in the heart of London. This client is a Top 10 Firm with very strong growth and momentum with revenue targets of £10m in the next 3 years. With a broad mix of clie...

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  • FS Transactions Senior Manager

    £75000 - £90000 per annum

    Work in one of the leading Financial Services Transaction Tax team. As Senior Manager you will be a fundamental part of the team, working closely across jurisdictions specialising in Banking, Insurance and A...

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  • Senior Tax Manager, Investment Manage...

    £85000 - £110000 per annum

    Senior Tax Manager, Investment Management Location: London Salary: £80,000- £110,000 + Bonus + Benefits A new opportunity to join one of the Big 4's successful Financial Services tax advisory practice workin...

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  • Prize Winning Practice - Internationa...

    £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive package

    A prestigious boutique accountancy firm based in the heart of London's most exclusive postcodes are recruiting an excellent International Tax Associate Director. The founding Partners of the Practice come fr...

    Read more...
  • M&A Tax Associates

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus

    Is 2020 your year for taking your career to the next stage? Are you keen to find what opportunities are now open to you or where your tax career could go? Ready to take control of your next steps? Have you c...

    Read more...
  • VAT Transformation - Senior Advisor

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

    A very exciting and interesting opportunity has opened up at a Big 4 in London to join a very innovative and dynamic team. This is a specialist position within the indirect tax tax transformation team advisi...

    Read more...
  • Private Client Senior Manager - Londo...

    £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + excellent package

    Join one of London's leading boutique accountancy practices within their renowned private client team. Assisting the Head of Private Clients, you will oversee the running of the private client team with thei...

    Read more...
  • London Boutique - Business Tax Senior...

    £85000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits

    Join a World renowned professional firm, boasting one of the most enviable client portfolios and headquartered in London. Having won a plethora of accountancy and tax awards within the last year and experien...

    Read more...
  • Prize Winning Practice - Internationa...

    £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive package

    A prestigious boutique accountancy firm based in the heart of London's most exclusive postcodes are recruiting an excellent International Tax Associate Director. The founding Partners of the Practice come fr...

    Read more...
  • M&A Tax Associates

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus

    Is 2020 your year for taking your career to the next stage? Are you keen to find what opportunities are now open to you or where your tax career could go? Ready to take control of your next steps? Have you c...

    Read more...
  • VAT Transformation - Senior Advisor

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

    A very exciting and interesting opportunity has opened up at a Big 4 in London to join a very innovative and dynamic team. This is a specialist position within the indirect tax tax transformation team advisi...

    Read more...
  • M&A Tax Manager

    £65000 - £75000 per annum + Strong Benefits Package

    Are you looking to explore a new M&A team within the Top 10 that can boast 20% growth last year and on track for similar double digit expansion this year. This is a team that can offer you a broad scope of t...

    Read more...
  • M&A Tax Senior Manager

    £80000 - £95000 per annum

    M&A Tax Senior Manager Location: London Salary: £75,000- £100,000 + Cash Benefits + Pension + Benefits An M&A Tax Senior Manager is required to join one of the Big 4's successful M&A Tax Team, offering a cle...

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  • Transaction Tax Senior Manager

    excellent benefits + flexi

    Work within a Big 4 leading transaction team. This London M&A team incorporates the corporate and private equity deal specialists as well as some of the most prominent restructuring and fund/management struc...

    Read more...
  • Corporate Tax Associate - Newly Quali...

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + highly competitive package

    This is an excellent opportunity to join an award winning practice in the heart of London as a newly qualified corporate tax associate. This Top 10 firm is renowned for its fantastic work culture combined wi...

    Read more...
  • Business Tax Manager

    £65000 - £80000 per annum + uncapped bonus

    Business Tax Manager I am excited to be representing this firm with their recruitment campaign for an experienced tax advisory senior consultant. The Firm The Firm is a global consulting business with more t...

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What people say about Rebecca

My experience with Rebecca from Pro-Tax was fantastic. I have unusual experience for a tax professional, which made the process of finding suitable work more challenging. Rebecca helped me every step of the way, and found be a great opportunity at a firm I greatly admire.


I found Rebecca really really helpful and approachable throughout the job-seeking process. She suggested a route I hadn't initially considered pursuing but her knowledge and enthusiasm of the company made me interested to look into them, and I'm glad I did... 


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Companies Rebecca has worked with

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Rawlinson & Hunter is an exceptional boutique Accountancy Firm, headquartered in London but Operate worldwide. It has a prestigious and high client service reputation, providing taxation and financial advice to an enviable private and corporate client portfolio. This has been duly reflected with the firm this year winning three prestigious awards - Accountancy Firm of the Year 2017, Tax Advisory Firm of the Year 2107, and Trust Company of the Year 2107.

Westleton Drake is a firm that specialises in providing tax advisory and compliance services to UK and US individuals and companies based in the UK. Founded back in 2010; the Firm has doubled in size within the past 2 years and are now hugely well regarded within the market and making incredible headway against the largest competitor.

RDP is a boutique firm of R&D tax specialists based in Toronto but operating in the UK and Europe.

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rebecca's articles

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Rise in Women's Opportunities Boosts UK to Record 76.3% Employment Rate

Posted by Rebecca English

A record rise in women’s full-time employment opportunities has boosted the UK’s employment rates to a record high of 76.3% in the September to November 2019 period (up 0.5% from the previous quarter and 0.6% higher than the year before). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released their findings for the previous quarter which show that 126,000 more women worked in a full-time role compared to the previous quarter, meaning that a record 32.9 million are currently employed in the UK. Over two-thirds of this growth has been attributed in the past year from women working full time, says ONS head of labour market and households, David Freeman. Figure 1: UK employment rate (aged 16 - 64 years), seasonally adjusted, January to March 1971 to September to November 2019 Source: Office for National Statistics The statistics go on to breakdown that the estimated employment rate for men was 80.4%, a 0.1% increase on the year. Similarly, women across the board increased on last year but we can see a massive 1.1% increase comparatively, meaning employment rates for women are now at 72.3%. The increase in women’s employment can be attributed to a couple of notable factors. Partly, it is a result of the changes we have seen to the state pension age for women, resulting in fewer women retiring before the age of 65. Also, there is a decrease in women being economically inactive. Economic inactivity measure people without a job who are not seeking work so are not unemployed. For example, looking after family or the home. Figure 2: Reasons for women being economically inactive Source: Office for National Statistics via BBC Generally speaking, since records began in 1971, economic inactivity has been steadily falling, this tends to be largely due to the rates falling with women. The ONS goes on to show that in the previous quarter (September – November 2019), the estimated inactivity was at a record low of 20.6%. Men were unchanged from the year previous, but astoundingly women hit a new record low of 24.9%; 0.8% lower than the year before. Unemployment is one of the closely-watched metrics that guide the Bank of England in deciding whether to raise or lower interest rates and will be taken into great consideration by the Monetary Policy Committee and their review of cutting the Official Interest rate next week to 0.05%. To view the latest opportunities at Pro-Tax click here, or for a confidential discussion contact Rebecca English on 020 7269 6320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk.

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CTA Prize Draw

Posted by Rebecca English

Congratulations to all CTA finalists! Well done on your achievements, we hope you're excited about to take the next step in your career. We know how challenging the tax qualifications can be, and to help you celebrate your successes, and now that the hard work is done, Pro-Tax is offering you a chance to win £300 worth of vouchers of your choice. Even better, if you refer three of more of your CTA peers to us, and your entry wins, we will give you £500 vouchers of your choice. All you need to do is enter! Please complete the form below to be in with a chance of winning. Form ID:5234 There is certainly a lot ahead of us for 2020 and in the tax market; here’s to a new year and many new and exciting beginnings. For more information about how we can help you with your next move in tax, contact Rebecca English on 020 7269 6320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk. This prize draw is only applicable to individuals who have passed their CTA examination in January 2020. To be eligible to claim the prize, the winning entrant will be required to provide Pro-Tax with proof of their exam sitting. By entering this prize draw, you agree to the terms and conditions within our Privacy Policy.

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December 2019: Tax Movers and Shakers

Posted by Rebecca English

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the tax sector. Here are the key movements in December 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners Grant Thornton has appointed Lee Holloway as a Tax Partner. Holloway has over 20 years’ experience in consumer business and tax risk management, specialising in the retail and consumer business sector, having spent nearly a decade leading the tax functions at Next PLC and Halfords Group. Grant Thornton has appointed Steve Holt as a Partner in the Specialist Investigations Team, part of the Forensic and Investigation Services practice. The Simmons Gainsford Group has appointed Darren Hersey as Senior Partner. Hersey became Partner at Simmons Gainsford in 1998, having joined the firm in 1992. He specialises in tax, with considerable experience advising on high value transactions and heads up the firm’s Private Client Team. Harwood Hutton has recruited Michael Ashdown as its new Head of VAT and Indirect Taxes. Senior Appointments Thomas St John Group, a leading international accounting firm for artists, entertainers, sports people, has recruited Gary Rowson as its new UK Tax Director. MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Partners Ernst & Young (EY) has announced the acquisition of AgilityWorks, a technology consultancy business that helps global organisations to shape and deliver digital business transformations with the latest generation of SAP technology. They will operate as EY AgilityWorks. Begbies Traynor has opened a new office in Grimsby, located at Prince Albert Gardens. NORTH WEST Senior Appointments DTE Business Advisers has appointed Victoria Frost as a Tax Consultant in the Bury office. Frost qualified as a chartered accountant in 2012 where she worked in accounts and audit before switching her focus to taxation. Alexander & Co has appointed Sharon Collier as a Tax Senior Manager based in Manchester. Collier, who has 30 years’ experience, has previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte and KPMG. YORKSHIRE Joanne Powell has joined BHP Chartered Accountants in Leeds as Tax Partner, effective November 2019. SCOTLAND Senior Appointments Anderson Anderson & Brown has made several promotions to the senior management team including in Corporate Tax, Katy Thomson. OFFSHORE Partners Deloitte Ireland has appointed Kevin Norton, a Transfer Pricing specialist with 15 years’ experience, as a Partner in the tax department. Dillon Eustace has announced the appointment of 3 new Partners including Richard Lacken who has been made a Partner in the Tax division. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced the arrival of 7 new Partners in Paris, including in tax; Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin who handle Corporate and Real Estate taxation matters. Mazars Ireland has announced the appointment of two new Partners due to ongoing business growth across the firm. Ken Killoran has been appointed as a Tax Partner leading the Employment Tax and Global Mobility Services area, and Padraig Daly has been appointed Corporate Tax Partner. COMMERCE & INDUSTRY Lindsay Jafaripak has been appointed the Group Tax Director at Resolution Life. Lindsay was most recently Tax Partner at PwC specialising in the UK insurance tax market but had previously held in-house positions with AXA and Friends Life. The Rank Group have promoted Gurpreet Makh to Head of Tax. His background consists of time spent with PwC and Grant Thornton and his previous role at Rank was that of Senior Tax Manager. Andy McLean has been promoted to Head of Tax & Treasury at Wood, where he was initially deputising the role. Andy had previously held in-house positions with Amec Foster Wheeler and SSL International subsequent to his training at Arthur Andersen. For more information about this article, or to speak to Rebecca about your recruiting needs or Tax jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk. Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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Tax - What's in Store for 2020?

Posted by Rebecca English

2019 was a turbulent year for many reasons with highs and lows throughout all areas in our news. We saw two Prime Ministers, several attempts at a Brexit negotiation, Greggs started producing meat free sausage rolls, the hottest day on record (38.5°C), winning world cups in superovers, the women’s football world cup, we lost household names such as Mothercare, Thomas Cook, and Jeremy Kyle (maybe some missed more than others). It was the year that climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion disrupted London, The Brexit Party was created, Tiger Roll won his second Grand National, there was a general election and we had a new royal baby. 2020 also promises to be off to a tumultuous start, more specifically within the tax and tax recruitment market. At the end of last year, according to the Report on Jobs, we continued to see a slower increase in permanent vacancies (lowest in a decade) and candidate numbers fell sharply also overall, with the trend showing there was a steeper increase in temp vacancies comparatively. Will this be a trend we continue to see going into 2020 with the rise is temporary work placements? There has been an argument that with Brexit, a general election and new government, there has indeed been less certainty around permanent placements and so the incoming government must seek to boost business confidence quickly. There are many new changes afoot this year too for the tax market; a new majority government, IR35 rules for the private sector, loan charge concerns and the extension of Making Tax Digital. There is a whole new majority government in place and some uncertainty about what will be outlined in their March budget (was expected to be in February but with rising tensions in the middle east this has had to be postponed). While many believe that with Brexit taking the majority of thinking space, this budget could be very similar to that of Philip Hammond’s (former Chancellor), Boris Johnson will be keen to demonstrate a clear focus on domestic policies and follow through on his landmark offer of a tax cut for tens of millions of people and reviewing entrepreneur’s relief. Paul Eagland, Managing Partner of BDO said: “Thinking about tax, I hope the government reconsiders changes to entrepreneurs’ relief; it doesn’t make sense. The UK is recognised around the world as a brilliant business environment which encourages startups and businesses, and entrepreneurs’ relief is an important relief, stimulating business, equally as private equity really fuels business.” The changes set to be rolled out in April this year to IR35 are also a concern for many and with Boris pledging to review it in his manifesto. IR35 is a hugely complex piece of tax legislation that causes many self-employed people to be wrongly taxed like employees, and many of his voters are self-employed. Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said: “Everyone should pay the right amount of tax - and that must mean thinking again and stopping 2020 implementation. Contractors and the self-employed are a vital part of the UK’s flexible labour market, and current implementation plans risk rewarding those who avoid tax whilst punishing hundreds of thousands of compliant contractors and agencies. It is essential that these tax changes are only brought in when it’s clear they can be implemented effectively, with proper regulation of umbrella companies and effective enforcement.” If indeed the trend continues and we continue with an upward trend in non-permanent placements, the recruitment industry could really hinge on the review. Another area of thought going into the start of 2020 is the loan charge. Individuals who have not settled will be asked to declare on their self assessment and that can be amended later, however that will most likely lead to an immediate demand form HMRC. However this is to avoid tax avoidance so isn’t contestable. There has also been some unsettling around the u-turn on cutting corporation tax to 17%. With many businesses having prepared for the changes and planning future budgets and investments on 17% corporation tax they will now have to readjust their plans. Britain has always been a desirable location for foreign investment and whilst we still are, sentiments from Foreign Investors have decreased namely since the referendum. These next 6 months while Britain steadies the ship with Brexit and the new government will prove key. Lastly, ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) must be touched upon. MTD came in with VAT last year, and there was some feeling around that it was rushed, and not enough work done with the pilot. Before the next stage of digitialisation comes in for income tax it would be wise for HMRC to learn from this. Whilst it is inevitable that we are heading to a fully digitialised future, VAT was on a small scale compared to their plans, and so there is still a lot of work to do with their systems, their roll outs and digestion of information; it must become more user friendly. There is certainly a lot ahead of us for 2020 and in the tax market; here’s to a new year and many new and exciting beginnings. For more information on this article, or to discuss your recruiting needs for 2020, contact Rebecca English on 020 7269 6320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk.

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The 12 Perks of a New Tax Role

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On the first day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me A role in a new tax team On the second day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me Flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the third day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me An easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the fourth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me Recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the fifth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me A lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the sixth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me A whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the seventh day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me Wonderful co-workers, a whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the eighth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me A brand new office, wonderful co-workers, a whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the ninth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me One big promotion, a brand new office, wonderful co-workers, a whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the tenth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me Lots of progression, one big promotion, a brand new office, wonderful co-workers, a whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the eleventh day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me Free lunch vouchers, lots of progression, one big promotion, a brand new office, wonderful co-workers, a whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team On the twelfth day of Christmas, my recruiter sold to me Excellent culture, free lunch vouchers, lots of progression, one big promotion, a brand new office, wonderful co-workers, a whole new challenge, a lovely pay rise, recognition for my work, an easier commute, flexible working and a role in a new tax team Take a look at our latest roles here! For a confidential chat about opportunities in the tax market and to discuss your next role, contact Rebecca English on 020 7269 6320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk.

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November 2019: Tax Movers and Shakers

Posted by Rebecca English

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the tax sector. Here are the key movements in November 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has appointed Angus Johnston as UK Leader of Real Estate. He has been with PwC for 30 years and worked extensively advising major real estate fund and sovereign wealth fund clients. RSM has appointed Irfan Butt as a Tax Partner in its Real Estate and Construction team. Butt joins from PwC where he spent 13 years providing tax advice to real estate funds and infrastructure & distressed debt funds. During this time, he was also involved in a large number of UK and pan-European M&A transactions involving funds and institutional investors. Smith & Williamson has announced that its shareholders have approved the merger with Tilney following meetings on 13th November 2019. Mazars has appointed Frank Strachan as Partner and Head of Tax Investigations. He joins from law firm Edwin Coe, where he was Head of Tax. Strachan has over 30 years’ experience in representing clients subject to HMRC investigations. Strachan’s career also includes Grant Thornton and KPMG. Senior Appointments FTI Consulting has announced that Graham Tilbury has joined as a Managing Director in the tax advisory practice in London within the firm’s corporate finance & restructuring segment, where he will lead a new tax technology advisory service offering. Tilbury has significant experience working with businesses on a wide variety of tax technology projects for more than 25 years. SOUTH WEST Partners PwC has announced that Nick Morgan, with 20 years’ experience in the region, will become the firm’s first clients and markets regional lead for West and Wales. He was most recently PwC’s Tax Leader in the West. NORTH WEST Senior Appointments Cowgill Holloway has appointed three new Senior Advisors to its tax team. Emma Bowles, who was previously advising entrepreneurial clients at Grant Thornton, has joined the team as Tax Manager and Lyndsey Hay joins from Booth Ainsworth as a Personal Tax Manager. Abigail O’Neill has joined as VAT Manager from Ernst & Young (EY) where she advised multinational corporates, the NHS and charities on VAT matters. Mark Kearsley has been promoted to Tax Director at DSG Chartered Accountants. He has been with the firm for nearly ten years. YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER Partners BDO has appointed Vanessa Lee as a Tax Partner in the Private Client Team based in the Leeds office. With more than 22 years’ experience, and positions in EY and Pwc, Lee advises high-net-worth individuals, families, family offices and trustees on complex tax planning. She will support the tax team across Yorkshire and the North West on all aspects of private client tax issues. COMMERCE & INDUSTRY Alex Carlyle has been appointed the Global Tax Director at Cambridge University Press. A Big 4 background with Deloitte and KPMG, Alex spent 3 and half years as Head of Tax at News UK before making the move. BVI Medical have brought in Charlotte O’Dea as Global Tax Manager. Charlotte can be considered as somewhat of a specialist within the pharmaceutical space having previously held positions with GSK, Hikma and Shire. Gary Sin is the new Head of Tax at Cain International. Gary has spent time in the Big 4 with EY, PwC and KPMG and has spent time in-house with Barings as their Real Estate Tax Director. For more information about this article, or to speak to Rebecca about your recruiting needs or Tax jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk. Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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October 2019: Tax Movers and Shakers

Posted by Rebecca English

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the tax sector. Here are the key movements in October 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners PwC has appointed Drew Stevenson as Energy Sector Leader succeeding Alan McCrae. Joining the firm in 1989, Stevenson has more than 25 years’ experience of deals and transaction services across a wide range of industries and global territories. PwC’s David Lewis has joined the London Partnership from PwC Australia. Previously based in Perth, Lewis led PwC Australia’s energy & resources tax practice for three years and the Perth tax practice for two and a half years. Lewis has held senior tax roles also within the oil and gas industry at Exxon Mobil in Perth and Melbourne and Chevron in Perth and California. Carter Backer Winter has appointed Martina Fitzgerald as a Tax Partner. She is a chartered tax adviser who provides bespoke tax planning to private clients. Fitzgerald, who specialises in bespoke tax planning to private client has previously worked for Menzies, Harris Lipman, PwC and Grant Thornton. Senior Appointments RSM has appointed Paul Herring as Global Chief Innovation Officer. Herring joins from Grant Thornton with over 30 years’ experience in a number of senior global leadership roles relating to innovation, risk, governance and strategy. RSM has promoted Andrew Lutton (Corporate Tax) to Director. Sayer Vincent has appointed Gillian McKay as a Senior Tax Manager. Rayner Essex has appointed Jason Croke as VAT Director. Croke, who has 20 year’s VAT experience, joins from Haines Watts where he was Head of VAT. Thomas St John (TSJ) has appointed Gary Rowson as UK Tax Director. Rowson, who has over 20 years’ experience, joins from Lancaster Knox having also worked at OneE Group and Vantis. SOUTH WEST Partners Lizzie Hill, a Private Client Tax Partner at Deloitte, has relocated from Cambridge to the firm’s Bristol office where she will lead the tax team. Hill led the tax team in Cambridge for eight years and before this worked for nine years in the firm’s London office. Specialising in advising privately owned and family businesses, as well as individuals, families and business owners, Hill has particular expertise in transactions, including acquisitions, demergers and reorganisations. RSM has appointed John Foskett as a Corporate Tax Partner in the Bristol office. Foskett joins RSM from Grant Thornton, prior to which he worked at PwC. Foskett has over 20 years’ experience advising mid-market businesses, from entrepreneurial standalone companies to large privately-owned groups, typically advising cross-border on inbound business expansion into the UK and to UK groups growing overseas. Albert Goodman has relocated its Taunton office to Goodwood House on Blackbrook Park Avenue. Senior Appointments On 31st May 2019, Hugh Davies & Co merged with Shirley Hollis & Co. With over 30 years’ experience in accountancy practice, Shirley Hollis set up her own firm in 2011, having previously been a partner in Wilkins Kennedy in Winchester. MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Partners EY has appointed James Keane as a Tax Partner in the Birmingham office from KPMG, where he was a Tax Director. KPMG has appointed Marc Abrams as Office Senior Partner for the East Midlands. A tax specialist, Abrams joined KPMG in 2008 and was made a Partner in 2015. He succeeds Ian Borley. Senior Appointments PwC has appointed Nathan Bunting as a Tax Director based in Castle Donington. A Corporate Tax specialist, he joins from KPMG, where he spent over 12 years. Smith & Williamson has made a number of appointments in its Birmingham office. Andreas Kyprianou joins as an Assistant Tax Manager from BDO. Charlotte Cross joins as a Tax Manager, also from BDO. Meanwhile, Tammie Richards, a Tax specialist, joins as a Manager from BDO, where she spent nearly 15 years. TaxAssist has appointed Gary Clark as a Technical Manager in the Norwich based support centre. Clark joins with 30 years’ experience, including ten years as a specialist tax manager covering personal tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax, and ten years as a proprietor of his own practice. YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER Partners Begbies Traynor has acquired Yorkshire based Ernest Wilson, a business transfer agency working across a range of sectors including care homes, food outlets, hotels, restaurants and retail. SCOTLAND Partners Mazars has promoted Jennifer Allison to Tax Partner in the Edinburgh office. Allison, who primarily focuses on family owned and mid-sized businesses joined Mazars in 2014. Senior Appointments Mazars has promoted Sean Cockburn to Tax Director based in the Edinburgh office. Cockburn joined Mazars from Ernst & Young (EY) in 2017, is a member of the Private Client team, advising families, entrepreneurs and trusts. OFFSHORE Partners Fellow DFK International members Crowleys DFK and Anne Brady McQuillans DFK have announced they are to merge on 1st January 2020. The amalgamated firm, which will operate under the Crowleys DFK name, will see Anne Brady McQuillans DFK Partners Natalie Kelly and Niall Grant, along with their team of 22 staff, move to Crowleys DFK’s existing Dublin offices at College Green. NORTHERN IRELAND Partners KPMG has appointed Johnny Hanna as Partner in charge in Northern Ireland. Hanna is Head of Tax for KPMG in Northern Ireland and has over 20 years’ experience advising on Irish and international tax issues. He takes over from John Hansen, who joined the firm in 2005 as Head of Restructuring and became Partner in charge in 2016. Hansen will remain as an adviser to KPMG. KPMG has promoted Paddy Doherty to Tax Partner in their Belfast office. Doherty has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on a wide range of UK and international tax matters. COMMERCE & INDUSTRY Graham Metcalf has been appointed the Group Head of Tax at EnQuest. His practice experience started in audit with Moore Stephens before transitioning into tax during his time at PwC. Graham spent 9 and a half years in the team at Shell where he was most recently Head of UK Upstream Tax before making the move. Live Nation Entertainment have brought in Clare Hyde at a senior level as UK Tax Director. A practice background with Andersen and EY, Clare’s in-house experience has been with John Lewis and most recently she was Head of Tax at J. Murphy & Sons. Gavin Moysey is the new Group Tax Lead at Solarcentury. Gavin has spent time in the Big 4 with KPMG and has spent time in-house with Heron International and with BBA Aviation where he enjoyed a 12-year stint. For more information about this article, or to speak to Rebecca about your recruiting needs or Tax jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk. Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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July 2019: Tax Movers and Shakers

Posted by Rebecca English

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the tax sector. Here are the key movements in July 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced changes to the leadership of its core business divisions with effect from 1st July 2019. Marissa Thomas takes on the leadership of the tax practice after two years leading deals. PwC has announced a number of promotions to equity Partner in London with effect from 1st July 2019. In the tax team they are: Amal Larhlid (tax national), Andrew Norris (tax CPIT IF100 inbounds), Andy Rosam (tax FS & deals), Cynthia Chan (tax and legal), Debbie Ransom (tax CPIT IF100), Duncan Nicholls (tax people & organisation), Emma Canavan (tax regions, private business), Jon Page (tax FS & deals), Lindsey Barrass (tax and legal), Natalie Nash (tax people & organisation), Peter Churchill (tax FS & deals), Robert Gooding (tax FS & deals), Sharan Kundi (tax and legal) and Tom Williams (tax and legal). Also in London, Tamsin Tinsley (technology & investments) has been promoted to equity Partner. Grant Thornton has appointed Michael Radcliffe to lead its dispute advisory practice in London. He has experience working across a variety of sectors including extractive industries and financial services. Kingston Smith has appointed John Hood, a tax dispute specialist as a Partner from Gabelle LLP. Haysmacintyre has announced the appointment of Jeremy Beard who has been with the firm for 24 years as the new Managing Partner of the firm with effect from 1st July 2019. He will be joined on the new management board by Andrew Broome (head of services), Anna Bennett (head of operations), Natasha Frangos (head of corporate), Richard Weaver (head of not-for-profit), and Simon Wilks. Senior Appointments Cooper Parry has appointed two senior R&D specialists. Ece Akser and Jonny Brewster have both joined from Ernst & Young (EY). SOUTH EAST Partners PwC with effect from 1st July 2019 has announced a number of promotions to equity Partner, including Daniel Thompson (tax regions, inbounds) and Erika Campbell (tax people & organisation) in the South East. SOUTH WEST Partners Thomas Westcott has appointed Shona Godefroy as Managing Partner. Godefroy takes over the leadership of the practice from chairman Richard Thomas, who founded the firm in 1985. Godefroy joined the firm in 2007 from Ernst & Young (EY). Senior Appointments Deloitte has promoted five Directors in the Bristol office including Dan Pople (private tax), and Tom Smith (employment tax). Baldwins has acquired Kelsall Steele Chartered Accountants, based in Truro, and Perrins Chartered Accountants, based in Barnstaple. Both firms have changed their names to Baldwins and staff will remain at their existing offices. MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Partners PwC in the Midlands has announced a number of promotions to equity Partner with effect from 1st July 2019, including Matthew Grant (tax FS and deals, real assets). Deloitte has promoted Suzanne Tilstone (tax) in the Nottingham office. Newby Castleman has promoted Joanne Chilton who provides audit and tax compliance to Partner. Senior Appointments Deloitte has made a number of Director promotions in the Birmingham office: Matthew Davies (tax), Kath Hall (tax), Adam Kirkpatrick (tax) and Jon Taberer (international tax). Lovewell Blake has announced the appointment of two new Managers at its Norwich office. Shaun Davison has a dual role at the firm, splitting his time between supporting the medical tax team, and the tax consultancy team. Sophie Palmer began her career in industry before joining Lovewell Blake’s medical team. DSR Tax Claims has appointed Laura Smurthwaite as a tax compliance officer. YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER Partners PwC has announced Susie Holmes (tax regions) has been promoted to equity Partner in Yorkshire and the North East. Senior Appointments KPMG has made four Director promotions in the Leeds office including Luke Sheriff, a member of the tax practice, specialising in innovation incentives and reliefs, particularly research and development tax credits. SCOTLAND Partners PwC have announced the promotion of Craig French (tax regions, inbounds) in Scotland to equity Partner with effect from 1st July 2019. Johnston Carmichael is appointing a new CEO and chair on 1st August 2019. Andrew Walker will take over from Sandy Manson, who has held the role for 12 years. Campbell Dallas has appointed David Booth (Aberdeen Office) and John Gold (Sterling Office) as Partners with effect from 1st July 2019. Booth is a chartered accountant specialising in advising owner-managers and private equity-backed businesses. He joined Gold as a chartered accountant and a chartered tax adviser, specialising in advising SMEs and owner-managers on tax and financial strategies including succession planning, IHT and wealth planning. WALES Partners Deloitte has promoted Tess Williams to tax Partner in the Cardiff office. Williams, who leads the global employer services practice in Wales and the South West, has been with both Deloitte and PwC. Clive Owen & Co LLP has appointed Rob Whitehead as a Partner in the York office. FCCA qualified, Whitehead has more than 30 years’ experience in regional accountancy firms, specialising in audit, accounts, business planning and tax. Senior Appointments Deloitte has promoted three tax Directors in Cardiff. Jamie Bedford, who has been with Deloitte for four years, focuses on international tax and transfer pricing. A member of the tax management consulting team, Jo Hale joined Deloitte in 2015 from Smith & Williamson, where she spent eight years. Debbie Hatherell is a director in the firm’s indirect taxes team with a particular focus on the aerospace and defence sectors. COMMERCE & INDUSTRY Ben Baldry has been appointed the Global Head of Tax at Dunnhumby. He trained at Moore Stephens and spent nearly 8 years in the team at Tesco where he was most recently Head of M&A Tax before making the move. Spire Healthcare have brought in Nicola Harvey at a senior level as Head of Financial Reporting & Tax. After training in practice, Nicola has enjoyed in-house roles with Micro Focus, Capgemini and Vectura Group respectively. Peter Cass is the new Tax Manager at CMS. Peter is a vastly experienced partnership taxes specialist demonstrable during his time with Deloitte, RSM and Grant Thornton. He subsequently took his skills in-house with Addleshaw Goddard before his most recent move. For more information about this article, or to speak to Rebecca about your recruiting needs or Tax jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696320 or rebecca.english@pro-tax.co.uk. Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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