Hello I am a Senior Manager in the VAT and Indirect Taxes Team.
What can I do for your organisation?
With regard to VAT, there are compliance issues that need to be addressed, particularly as the penalty regime is harsh. I can help ensure that rules are followed so that penalties can be avoided or minimised.
At the same time as ensuring compliance angles are covered, I will always try and see that opportunities to ensure VAT savings are maximised. It’s all about doing things in the best possible way for businesses and individuals with minimum fuss.
I spent 10 years as a VAT inspector with HM Customs & Excise (as it was called then), followed by roles as a VAT consultant with the Big 4 and then mid-tier firms. It’s been invaluable to deal with VAT and Indirect Tax from both sides of the fence, as a well as then dealing with businesses large and small, from multi-nationals through to one-man bands.
I deal with all types of businesses, but am often called upon to present at conferences involving charities and those in the not-for-profit sector, as well as for retail and also the always complex land and property arena. I have spoken at conferences by ICAEW and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, but I am equally happy presenting to anyone keen on learning more about VAT.
Born in Wales to a Welsh father and Italian mother always gives me 2 teams to support in rugby and football! Although I have a grown-up family, the call of those countries is still strong for all of us, with regular trips to Wales and Italy as a family (although I must admit the Italian cuisine just edges the Welsh!)
Sport is still an obsession, although my playing days are behind me and I have lived here long enough to know that Notts County, Nottingham Forest and Derby County are all very good teams…