April 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 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 email@example.com.