Brewer Morris Charity Football Match

10 days ago by Charlie Scott

Brewer Morris recently held its annual 5-a-side tournament at PLAYFOOTBALL in West London.  Congratulations to the winners Frank Hirth who won a thrilling final against PwC.  It was a great day and we would like to thank everyone who took part and helped raise money for Anthony Nolan.


Trends in in-house tax

10 days ago by Alison Keogh from Pro-Recruitment

You’ve recently spoken to more than a dozen Heads of Tax who have been made redundant. Is this a widespread trend? From the Big 4 to the Top 20, FTSE 100 to FTSE 350 board members are restructuring their teams to the point that the Head of Tax function is becoming a slightly risky role to take on. As widespread as 15 Heads of Tax being made redundant can be, it is a trend that we are seeing...


Movers & Shakers - July Update

21 days ago by Tax Journal

31 July 2017 US firm EKS&H, which has offices in Denver and San Francisco,  joins PKF International as a member firm. 27 July 2017 Smith & Williamson appoints Tom Shave as a partner. Shave joins the firm from Deloitte where he was a partner and specialised in advising financial services businesses, with a particular focus on fintech, on their tax and business affairs. ...


EY Midlands: the future of tax

about 1 month ago by Linda Marston-Weston

EY Midlands: the future of tax It's an exciting time to be at EY in the Midlands. The region has an economy worth more than £200bn – that's 13% of the UK's GVA (Gross Value Added) – with the pace of growth outstripping some other regions. EY’s Midlands business has ambitions to achieve $130m in 2020. “There's a lot of activity going on in Birmingham and the wider Midlands region.” says Li...


Movers & Shakers - May Update

3 months ago by Tax Journal

26 May 2017 Tunbridge Wells accountancy practice Creaseys appoints Stephanie Parker as private client director. Parker, formerly of Blick Rothenberg, rejoins the practice after leaving in 2014. 22 May 2017 RadcliffesLeBrasseur promotes Hetty Maher to partner in the tax and private client team. She specialises in on-shore tax and private client business, advising clients domici...


How will the introduction of VAT in the GCC countries affect hiring trends?

3 months ago by Andrew Vinell

The six countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) are expected to introduce VAT next year. Traditionally Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have enjoyed ‘no tax’ or ‘low tax’ regimes with obvious advantages to expatriates. Although the initial VAT rate is set at only 5%, there are suggestions – and fears – that other taxes will follow. For tax profes...


Should a counter offer influence your career path?

3 months ago by Kerry McLaughlin

In today's environment, tax is at the forefront of people’s minds, making the profession busier than ever. However, the tax industry is facing a problem; a shortage of quality tax advisors to deliver on this demand. This has resulted in fierce competition amongst employers to hire the best talent and retain their existing talent pool to help in the success of their business.   With this inc...


Advice on the ascent: the route to Head of Tax

3 months ago by

Written by India Stock  Our Tax team recently carried out market research on the progression routes of Heads of Tax currently operating in commercial businesses ranging from the Fortune 500 to AIM-listed organisations. Our intention was to understand how our junior tax candidates can best pursue a career in-house and ultimately make it to a number one role. We focused primarily on when the be...


How To Give Up The Commute, Achieve A Great Work Lifestyle Balance and Still Have a Career

5 months ago by Medet Ali

London’s fast-paced environment and constantly growing market produces numerous career opportunities for tax professionals. For many, London is the plan, the goal, the destination. Unfortunately this destination comes at a price; both literally and figuratively with a high cost of living and often prohibitive transportation costs. Add to that the long commutes for those forced to live outside ...


The changing face of the tax advisor and the potential to be so much more!

5 months ago by Kerry McLaughlin

Over the last decade the role of the tax advisor has changed, there is an increasing demand for tax advisors to have a non-technical skill set to complement their tax knowledge. Historically, these soft skills were typically only required to be used by the more senior advisors of the profession, but having non-technical skills is now needed by tax professionals at all levels, from assistants t...