I started my tax career with HMRC or Inland Revenue as it was back then, and spent many years there before branching out into private practice and industry before joining Balfour+Manson in October 2000.
Outside of the office my interests include golf, football, and sport in general.
I head up the Tax department dealing with the day to day tax issues that clients face. The experience gained from having been involved in tax for over 43 years enables me to advise on a wide range of tax issues, ranging from the completion of tax returns to more complex investigation cases.
Whilst the main focus of my work is on personal tax, the knowledge gathered over time enables me to advise on a variety of taxes. My previous experience with HMRC, latterly doing accounts investigations, gives me an insight into how HMRC think and operate which can often be invaluable, particularly in disputes with HMRC.
I also operate a complete computerised payroll system for clients and, in addition to dealing with the calculation and payment of wages, we handle all regulatory requirements associated with running a payroll including the provision of forms, filing of all records online under the RTI system, pension provision under Automatic Enrolment where required, and Pension Regulator reporting.