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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

  • Transfer Pricing Senior Manager

    £80000 - £100000 per annum + uncapped bonus

    An exciting and brand new opportunity has arisen at a prominent and dynamic boutique firm in London. This is a firm that has seen fabulous growth over the past few years with the momentum only increasing, co...

  • International Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    International Tax job opportunity for a Manager to join a successful team working for one of the Big 4. Location: London Are you interested in a role that is technically stimulating, rarely routine and offer...

  • International Tax Advisor

    very competitive benefits package

    Big 4 - Leading team seeks International Tax Advisor Work within the market leading International Tax Services (ITS) in the market for a Big 4 Firm ranked by the Sunday Times as one of the 'Best Big Companie...


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... 


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.


rebecca's articles


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 Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>


May 2019: Tax Movers and Shakers

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Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the tax sector. Here are the key movements in May 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Kingston Smith has announced a number of Partner promotions including those in tax; Ruth Brennan and Ryan Day. Brennan delivers corporate tax services to a broad range of clients including owner-managed, listed and private equity-backed businesses in the UK and internationally. Day is a member of the general practice team, where he provides the full range of audit, accounting, tax and advisory services. Kingston Smith has joined Moore Stephens International, a global accounting and advisory network, effective from 1st May 2019. Smith & Williamson has announced that it is set to move to its London office from its current base at 25 Moorgate to 40 Gresham Street during the course of the summer of 2022. Saffery Champness has appointed Pete Hackleton as Head of the Sports & Entertainment Practice group. Hackleton, a chartered tax adviser, has been a partner at Saffery Champness since 2012 and his clients include international and national sport governing bodies, clubs, major venues, rights holders, other sports businesses and individuals. Ernst & Young (EY) has appointed Julie Teigland as the area managing partner for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) with effect from 1st July 2019. She is currently the regional managing partner for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Cameron Baum has announced that with effect from 1st May 2019 it is now Cameron Baum Hollander. Blick Rothenberg has announced that Sean Randall, a highly regarded stamp duty specialist, has joined the firm. Randall comes with near 20 years experience, the last 5 within a Big 4. NORTH WEST Baldwins has acquired Montpelier Chartered Accountants, a firm based in Preston. With effect from 1st April 2019, Hall Livesey Brown’s Chester office, which has been led by partner Charles Parsons since 1986, merged with MD Coxey & Co and now trades under the new name of Coxeys. BDO Manchester has appointed Liam O’Doherty as Tax Partner. O’Doherty joins from PwC where he was a Director and specialises largely within the real estate sector. SOUTH WEST BDO Bristol welcomes Matthew Sewell as a Tax Partner to provide tax services to fast-growing and multinational businesses in the South West, focusing on international tax services and supporting in-house finance and tax functions. He was formerly a tax partner at RSM. OVERSEAS BDO Ireland has appointed Warren Novis to lead the firm’s growing transfer pricing practice. He joined in April 2019 bringing 15 years’ experience as an in-house expert and as an advisor. He joins from Aptiv PLC (formerly Delphi Automotive). COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY Apex Group welcomes Peter Bellini as Senior Vice President. He joins from Eurostar. Lebara has appointed Jane Jia as their Head of Tax, having previously been Senior Tax Manager at Ernest & Young (EY). Cognizant has announced that they have promoted James Yu. Formerly Vice President of Tax, he is now SVP Tax & Treasurer. 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 02072696321 or Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>


April 2019: Tax Movers and Shakers

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Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the tax sector. Here are the key movements in April 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners Grant Thornton has appointed two new Tax Partners in its real estate practice: Matt Maltz, who comes across from EY with 26 years’ experience and Jessica Patel who has been promoted up through the ranks since joining the firm as a trainee in 2003. MHA MacIntyre Hudson has adopted the Baker Tilly International brand identity. It has been a member of the network since 2014. Armstrong Watson has appointed Becky Bowness as a Corporate Tax Partner who joins from PwC where she spent the last six years in the London international and M&A tax teams. Saffery Champness has made a number of Tax Partner promotions with effect from 1st April 2019, including Robert Mace, Barbara Marchant and Lucy Woodward in London. Mace joined Safferys in 2004 as a trainee in the London office. He is a chartered Tax Adviser with a client base that includes high net worth individuals, their families and their businesses and has a specialism in the taxation of cryptoassets. Marchant is a chartered Tax Adviser and STEP member who is experienced in advising individuals, trustees and beneficiaries, based both in the UK and abroad, in relation to UK tax, succession and estate planning. Woodward who is a chartered Tax Advisor began her career at Critchleys before joining Safferys in 2009. Wilson Wright has announced the appointment of two new Partners, Emma Brown and Tom Tesfay with effect from 1st April 2019. Brown who joined the firm in 2014 is a chartered Tax Advisor and has been promoted from her role as Tax Director at the firm, where she assisted clients with a range of tax planning and advisory matters. Tesfay is a chartered accountant who works with a wide variety of clients assisting them with their audit, accountancy and corporate tax requirements. SOUTH EAST Partners Saffery Champness has promoted Andrew Watkinson in High Wycombe. Watkinson trained and qualified at Saffery Champness in High Wycombe. He supports a wide range of commercial clients, individuals and not for- profits providing advice on audit, accounting and tax matters, as well as business and financial planning. RSM has appointed Paul Dearsley as Chelmsford office Managing Partner. Dearsley joined RSM as a Partner in 2018 and has previously worked at Grant Thornton and Price Bailey. The Kent offices of MHA MacIntyre Hudson have completed a deal to merge with Percy Gore & Co based in Margate. Percy Gore & Co will relocate to the MHA MacIntyre Hudson offices in New Dover Road, Canterbury. SOUTH WEST Partners RSM Swindon has promoted to Partner Zoe Martin (private client/tax) in Swindon. Saffery Champness has promoted David Sedgwick in Bristol. Sedgwick who manages a diverse client base comprising landed estates & agribusinesses, owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals joined the Bristol office in 2008 and qualified as a chartered certified accountant and subsequently as a chartered Tax Adviser. PKF Francis Clark has promoted Sonia Fisher to Business Services Partner in the Exeter office. Fisher joined PKF Francis Clark in 2001 provides accountancy and taxation advice to owner managed businesses, specialising in the agriculture and food and drink sectors and also specialist advice to the legal sector. MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Partners Saffery Champness has promoted Simon Hall in Peterborough. Hall, chartered Tax Advisor, works with a variety of commercial clients, including privately owned businesses, international groups, professional partnerships and not-for-profit organisations, advising on audit, accounting and tax matters. Rawlinsons, based in Peterborough, has rebranded as Baldwins. Rawlinsons joined the group in 2018. PEM has promoted Mary Shoesmith to Partner in the private client team. Shoesmith, joined PEM in 2015 and provides compliance and tax advice to individuals and trustees specialising in inheritance tax planning, capital gains tax planning and residency issues. With effect from 9th April 2019, Larking Gowen has taken on the MHA branding to become MHA Larking Gowen. Senior Appointments EY has appointed Gurbinder Mattoo as a Director in the Private Client Services Team in the Midlands. Duncan & Toplis has elected a new member to its management board, Mark Taylor. Taylor also represents Duncan & Toplis on international tax matters as part of Kreston International. NORTH WEST Partners RSM has promoted to Partner Rowena Clifton (VAT) and Martin Cooper (reward and incentives/tax) in Manchester. Saffery Champness in Manchester has promoted with effect from 1st April 2019, Martyn Dobinson. Dobinson, a chartered accountant and chartered Tax Adviser, is a landed estates, farming and agribusiness specialist. Senior Appointments PKF Francis Clark has appointed three new Directors in the Exeter office. Rebecca Seeley Harris joins the firm as a Director in the Employer Solutions Team, Jane Logan becomes Landed Estates Director with over 20 years’ experience in tax. YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER Partners UHY Calvert Smith has formally merged with Hare & Co located in York. The merged practice is set to be relocated into one office and will comprise of 34 staff, including six Partners. Linda Hare, who founded Hare & Co in 2003 and has over 20 years’ experience, will become one of the six Partners along with Gareth Burrow who was promoted to Partner on 1 April 2019. SCOTLAND Partners EQ Accountants has promoted three Managers, who all undertook their training with the firm, to Principal Managers. Rachel Bell, who specialises in corporate and R&D taxation, now heads up the transaction tax group. Scott Greig, who qualified in 2012 joins the agriculture team; and Robert Young, who joined the Forfar in 2003, and leads the private client tax group. OFFSHORE Partners Saffery Champness has acquired Grant Thornton Ireland’s media & under the deal, the team of 11 people, headed up by John Gleeson, will join Saffery Champness with effect from 8th April 2019 operating from Saffery Champness’ new Irish office located at 99 St Stephen’s Green in central Dublin. Gleeson has over 20 years’ commercial experience in providing tax advice and advisory services, with a particular focus on the media and entertainment sector in Ireland and abroad. COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY Iftakhar Khan has joined DWF from Lucite International as Head of Tax. William Fox is now Director of Treasury, Tax and Insurance at Wincanton, having previously been Head of Financial Projects for the business Eddie Mesquitta is now Group Tax Director at Elekta. He was promoted from his position as Group Tax Manager. 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 02072696321 or Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>


10 Things You Didn't Know About: Ed Nevens, Partner at BDO

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Ed is a partner in BDO's London tax team focused on private equity funds and their investors. Typical examples of Ed's advice include structuring private equity funds, their management and advisory functions and also fund executive co-investment and carried interest arrangements. What three traits define you? Collaborative, focused and enthusiastic. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? I used to play a lot of music whilst I was in university (mostly guitar in various bands around London) but I’m not sure it qualifies as a job! How do you define success? Helping clients and the team succeed - for me it is all about seeing happy clients get the solutions that work for them and a happy team that is learning and developing. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? Something where I could create things and try to help people develop – given my mathematical background I’d most likely I’d be developing new maths, science or technology. What is your personal philosophy? Take people with you and share what you learn – the collective effects of a collaborative team where everyone can contribute and share ideas never ceases to amaze me. How do you start your day? Slowly – I’m more of a night owl so I’m not great in the mornings! What’s your favourite thing about working for your current company? I think the culture at BDO is fantastic. Whether I’m talking to the leadership, the client team or the support staff I find everyone listens, helps each other and works collaboratively with lots of good humour. I like being in an environment where everybody wants each other to succeed. What are the secrets to good leadership? I think having a vision and allowing people to be part of it and make their contribution. We are lucky in that our industry attracts very bright people at all levels and roles who really want to make an impact and achieve something. I think the best leaders identify this and are generous and trusting in letting others help them work towards their goals and be part of the success. What makes your company unique? Following our recent merger BDO is the largest UK accounting firm focused on advising entrepreneurial businesses. I think the firm really understands and embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and culture of our clients whether they are companies, individuals or owner-managed businesses like professional practices and private equity houses and the clients really respond to it. Who do you most admire in your industry? It has to be David Marks who recently retired from Apax Partners – a leading tax advisor in private equity whom I admire greatly. Regardless of the issue, he is the kind of tax person you would want in your boardroom if you needed advice on something really difficult or complex. He would advise you in plain English, make it all seem surprisingly simple and straightforward (despite it being hellishly complicated) and have a bit of time left over to chat afterwards. A model for us all to aspire to! 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 Back to 60 Seconds archive >>


HMRC to make the most out of Making Tax Digital

Posted by Rebecca English

What image does HMRC’s office conjure up to you? Do you see a drab and dreary office where the cracks of light are blocked out by sky-high paper towers of forms with hurried scrawling etched in desperation of making the latest deadline? That is all changing! HMRC plan to become a ‘world leading digital tax authority’! This is somewhat a contrast to their staid and bureaucratic approach that we have come to know and expect since they were founded in 2005. In fact, this shiny new initiative is just the latest step along the road to becoming a fully digital 21st century government department with digital income tax reporting being run out in April 2020. It is somewhat ludicrous when you stop and consider that we live in an age where in a couple of clicks (even less with face ID) you and your business can bank from your phone, claim expenses through an app or even book and manage business trips at a glance; and yet this fast-paced business world we all play in can be brought to a thunderous halt as we stop and scale through those mountains of paperwork and crumpled receipts, scratching our heads at complex regulations just to file a VAT return. What is the Making Tax Digital initiative? As of Monday 1st April 2019, we became fully cemented into the digital era. VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will now be required to use the Making Tax Digital service to keep records digitally and use competitive software to submit their VAT returns for VAT periods that started on or after 1st April 2019. There is no doubt that stepping into this digital-first world will make managing business finances much more straightforward and streamlined. Research has highlighted that 16% of SME’s use a shoebox to store receipts and tax details, 23% use manual bookkeeping, and 27% use spreadsheet, whilst only a third use tax digital software. This will be changing the way that the cumbersome tax system as we know it works and in doing so, it becomes more efficient, more effective and, perhaps most importantly, more transparent. Avoidable mistakes cost the Exchequer over £9billion every year. With the addition of the correct accounting software there will almost instantly be increased accuracy and accessibility which will not only eliminate this eye-watering total, but also reduce the risk of further (time and money) costly HMRC interventions; allowing businesses to fluently share these records with their third parties in real time without frantic searching for those lost receipts, handwritten errors or mistaken translations, and allowing you to do what you do best with your business. For more information about this article, or to speak to Rebecca about your recruiting needs or Tax jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her at


March 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 March 2019: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners EY has appointed Andy Baldwin as the next EY global managing partner – client service, effective from 1st July 2019; leading the go-to-market and client activities. Baldwin succeedsCarmine Di Sibio, who will now become the next EY global chairman and CEO on 1st July 2019. Cooper Parry has taken on a new workspace in London, based at WeWork in Moor Place. Wilkins Kennedy has appointed Phil Clark (ex-Moore Stephens) who brings with him more than 35 years’ accountancy experience to head up the arts and media team based in London. Wilkins Kennedy have also moved its London office location to Regis House, 45 King William Street, EC4R 9AN. Hentons has merged with C.C.Panayi & Co LLP, specialists in the entertainment sector, to form Hentons Panayi, based in Camden Town. Senior Appointments Grunberg & Co has appointed Rohan Mehra as a trainee in the tax team, who has a background in electronic engineering. SOUTH WEST Senior Appointments Baldwins has appointed Richard Clutterbuck as an Employment Tax director in the South Molton office. Meanwhile, senior managers Sean Smith, Pete McMillan and Russell Frayne have all been promoted to Associate Director in the South Molton office. Baldwins has promoted Ben Sharland from office manager to Associate Director in the Tavistock office. MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Partners KPMG has appointed Peter Workman from PwC as a partner in the firm’s legal services hub in the Midlands. He joins to lead a team of nine business structuring and transactions lawyers in the Midlands specialising in domestic and cross-border group reorganisations and business structuring activity as well as M&A and transactions. CFW Chartered Accountants has promoted Kim Parry to equity partner who specialises in audit, company formations, new business start-ups and trust taxation. NORTH WEST Senior Appointments MHA Moore and Smalley has announced the appointment of Sue Buckingham as a tax specialist in the private client team based in Preston. YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER Partners Garbutt & Elliott has recruited Becky Maguire as a business tax partner from PwC to lead the delivery of tax services to businesses ranging from owner managed to the largest listed companies throughout the region. Naylor Wintersgill has opened an office in Leeds based on Park Row. OFFSHORE Senior Appointments PwC Channel Islands has announced that Charlotte Beattie has re-joined PwC in a senior management role in tax, based in Guernsey providing UK and international tax advice to businesses and leading restructuring projects with a recent focus in leading Brexit tax projects for financial services businesses and the Fintech sector. Gerlind Smith also joins PwC Jersey as Human Capital Director from Johannesburg. Alvarez & Marsal has appointed Yvette Chan to Managing Director, based in Hong Kong, to lead the Asia M&A tax advisory practice. Prior to joining A&M, Chan was with KPMG in London and Hong Kong, where she most recently served as a partner in the M&A tax team in the Hong Kong office. Meanwhile, Richard Chen in Singapore and Colin Gater in Hong Kong have been promoted to managing director. COMMERCE & INDUSTRY McDermott has joined Monzo Bank from Smith & Nephew as Head of Tax. Caroline Hlahla has joined SoftBank Investment Advisers from Electra Private Equity, she is now VP Global Tax. Hilton have appointed Chris Thurston, who joins from Mothercare, as UK 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 02072696321 or Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>


February 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 February: PRACTICE LONDON AND CITY Partners Ernst & Young (EY) has announced the appointment of Barbara Angus, based in Washington DC, to the role of EY Global Tax Policy leader. KPMG has appointed Howard Wiener as Principal In Charge, US tax London. MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Batanayi Katongera as a transfer pricing partner based in London, previously at law firm Macfarlanes. Streets has appointed Gerry Myton as a Partner and Head of Indirect Tax. Myton began with HM Revenue & Customs and has held senior positions within the Top 20 – he was a VAT partner at Grant Thornton, PKF and MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Streets has also appointed Brian Mulholland as a Partner to head up its international tax offering. Senior Appointments Alvarez & Marsal Tax and UK LLP have launched an R&D credits service line appointing David Byrne (ex Deloitte) as Senior Director to lead. Streets has appointed Leo Donovan as a senior VAT Manager and Christina Forson as a VAT consultant. SOUTH WEST Partners Allison Beer has joined Bishop Fleming as a Corporate & Business Services Partner in the Truro office. MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Senior Appointments Christopher Marjoram has joined the transaction tax team at Ernst & Young (EY) as an Associate Partner based in Birmingham. NORTH WEST Senior Appointments Baldwins has promoted Jenny Pape from senior manager to Tax Director in the Lancaster office. COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, BUSINESS MIDLANDS AND THE EAST Board - Other Director Indeed has promoted Brian Farrell (ex Deloitte Ireland) to VP Global Tax. Farrell, who has been withIndeed since 2016, was previously Senior Director of Global Tax. ACADEMIA, GOVERNMENT, NGOs, CHARITIES, PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced its team of officers for 2019-20. Current CIOT Deputy President Glyn Fullelove will be President, with Peter Rayney (ex BDO Partner) the Deputy President and Susan Ball (Partner at Crowe) Vice-President. 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 02072696321 or Back to Tax Movers & Shakers Archive >>


15 Best Reasons Why Tax Deadline Day Was Missed

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Deadline day was done and dusted last week and whilst I’m sure most were done timely and without hinder, HMRC has released some of last year’s legitimate excuses as to why some didn’t quite make the cut off on the 31st. Take a look at this quick read and try not to laugh out loud! 1. My mother-in-law is a witch and put a curse on me 2. I’m too short to reach the post box 3. I was just too busy – my first maid left, my second maid stole from me, and my third maid was very slow to learn 4. Our junior member of staff registered our client in Self Assessment by mistake because they were not wearing their glasses 5. My boiler had broken and my fingers were too cold to type 6. My tax papers were left in the shed and the rat ate them 7. I’m not a paperwork orientated person – I always relied on my sister to complete my returns but we have now fallen out 8. My accountant has been ill 9. My dog ate my tax return 10. I will be abroad on deadline day with no internet access so will be unable to file 11. My laptop broke, so did my washing machine 12. My niece had moved in – she made the house so untidy I could not find my log in details to complete my return online 13. My husband ran over my laptop 14. I had an argument with my wife and went to Italy for 5 years 15. I had a cold which took a long time to go It wasn’t just excuses for being late that raised the odd eyebrow; there were also a few questionable expenses claimed also. 1. A carpenter claiming £900 for a 55-inch TV and sound bar to help him price his jobs 2. £40 on extra woolly underwear, for 5 years 3. £756 for my pet dog insurance 4. A music subscription, so I can listen to music while I work 5. A family holiday to Nigeria 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 Source: