My career in the accountancy profession has been exclusively in tax, specifically corporate tax. I specialise in fiscal incentives and business valuations, with a particular focus on advising entrepreneurs, SMEs, high net worth (HNW) individuals and private investors in the UK (see Experience).
In some ways, it has been quite unorthodox.
Inspired by the author John Grisham, I began studying for my LLB law degree at the University of Hull in 2004 and soon realised that practising law isn’t all about “You can’t handle the truth” moments. So, having successfully graduated and realising I had a natural talent for numbers rather than words, I embarked on a Master’s degree in Business Management, ultimately delivering a strategic dissertation to KCOM Group PLC and graduating with a First-Class Honours with Distinction.
Having gained valuable qualifications in law and business, I was keen to develop a genuine interdisciplinary skill set. I joined the accountancy profession in 2010 under the tutelage of Cambridge-based firm PEM and began developing a sound understanding of accounting and finance.
In 2011, having surrendered to the routine of tax compliance work, I was offered the chance to join two former BDO partners in business and leapt at the opportunity. That took me through five rewarding years with Vequity Intelligence and, following a period of significant growth and motivated by my curiously entrepreneurial spirit, I retired from the partnership to embark on an exciting project with Abbey Tax before joining AECOM in my current role.
Alongside my professional career in tax, I am a semi-professional FA referee, which has allowed me to develop three main transferable skills: concentration, discipline and excellent communication. I am passionate about FinTech, a keen supporter of Liverpool FC, and enjoy watching the England rugby and cricket teams both at home and away.
I place a high value in my professional network, and regularly connect my trusted circle of complementary advisers and service providers with one another for the benefit of mutual clients. Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss anything further.