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EY Midlands: the future of tax

4 days ago by Taxation Magazine

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.” s...

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Movers & Shakers - May Update

about 2 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...

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

about 2 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...

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Should a counter offer influence your career path?

about 2 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...

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Advice on the ascent: the route to Head of Tax

2 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...

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

4 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 ...

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

4 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...

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Movers & Shakers Latest Update

4 months ago by Tax Journal

Edwin Coe promotes  private client tax specialist Hetal Sanghvi to partner. Essex based accountants Raffingers appoint Mehul Thaker as associate partner. Thaker, formerly of Smith & Williamson, will help deliver the firm's services to small and medium sized businesses.  PKF Francis Clark appoint mergers and acquisitions taxation expert Holly Bedford as partner. Bedford, formerly o...

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Movers & Shakers

4 months ago by Tax Journal

The US-based corporate tax and employee benefits specialist firm Ivins, Phillips & Barker, appoints Heléna Klumpp as a partner in its Washington D.C. office. Klumpp, who has over 20 years of broad-based tax experience, joins the firm’s corporate tax and federal tax policy groups.   Saffery Champness promotes Richard Cartwright to head of the firm's Bristol office. Cartwright, formerly of...

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7 things you can do that will make an immediate impact on your career in the tax profession.

4 months ago by Medet Ali

Article by Medet Ali, Creative Tax   1. Think and act like you are already in the job you want. Take on extra responsibility and look to assist partners with challenges. If you are a supervisor, think like a manager. Observe the responsibilities undertaken by your manager and watch to see how they deal with things. That doesn’t mean you should go ahead and undermine your superiors ...

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