What I enjoy about my job
I enjoy working with a highly skilled and talented team of professionals in each of our accounting, tax, legal and immigration departments. I travel extensively to meet clients in a variety of countries and the international aspect of my role means the advice I am asked to provide is both complex and interesting.
How I make it happen for my clients
I enjoy meeting regularly with my clients which helps me to understand their evolving business and personal priorities, which is essential as their trusted adviser. I ensure that they are aware of the tax implications of any ideas or proposals at an early stage so there are no surprises later on. My formal written advice is timely, comprehensive and clear.
A bit about my background
I am a Chartered Tax Adviser, but it’s not as boring as it sounds! Tax touches almost all aspects of our business and personal lives. Throughout my career, I have been involved in advising individuals, their families and businesses on various matters such as pre-arrival tax planning, structuring of UK business ownership, establishing tax efficient share schemes, advising on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and working with clients to maximise the tax relief available under the UK Research and Development and Patent Box regimes.
What I wish I’d known at the start of my career
Embrace fear. You will face fear in many ways (fear of failure, rejection, new situations etc). Learn to embrace it and be willing to be uncomfortable. Expanding your comfort zone will not only develop your career but will also strengthen you as a person.
You might not know this about me but…
I once cooked lunch for Phillip Schofield (and Gordon the Gopher) – for those of you old enough to remember!