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Smith Cooper announce new Head of Tax


Posted on 13 May 2013


After 23 years with KPMG, 11 as a partner, Jackie Hendley is joining Smith Cooper as their Head of Tax.

Smith Cooper is one of the Midlands’ most progressive firms of accountants and business advisors and the appointment of Jackie enhances the already comprehensive tax offering.

Having previously been responsible for managing various teams and delivering tax services to KPMG’s clients across Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham Jackie and her broad range of skills are well known across the Midlands region.

As well as her role at KPMG, Jackie has been an active member of the Birmingham business community where she was a finalist of Business Women of the Year and has undertaken the role of Chair of Birmingham Forward, an organization she is still actively involved with.

Jackie is very passionate about business and the Midlands region, and wants to use the skills and experience she has built up over her career to work with local SME’s, helping them to grow and prosper whilst managing and mitigating their tax risks and liabilities.

The appointment of Jackie enhances the Birmingham team and demonstrates Smith Cooper’s commitment to the City and to recruiting the best people in the market.

Jackie commented “Smith Cooper is well known for its commitment to local businesses. In addition to driving the tax practice forward, I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Jeremy Cope and the growing Birmingham team to further expand the service offering available to their clients”.

Welcoming Jackie to the firm, Jeremy Cope said: “to use a football analogy, Jackie is a massive signing for us: we have recruited a striker with a proven record. We are truly excited about Jackie becoming part of our team”.

You can take a look at Jackie's profile here

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