Tuesday, 02 March 2010 15:31

New Senior Managers Specialising in VAT

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, Aberdeen’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants has announced the appointment of Joyce Nicoll and Mike Whittall as VAT Senior Managers.

Joyce, joins the firm from Ernst & Young where she was part of the International Indirect Tax team for seven years. Prior to that Joyce worked with HMRC for eight years covering a wide variety of VAT matters, Joyce has particular knowledge in the oil & gas sector.

Mike joins the firm from his own practice, The VAT Group, a specialist VAT consultancy that he has run for almost four years. Prior to that, Mike was a senior VAT manager with Deloitte in Aberdeen and a VAT consultant with Grant Thornton in London. Like Joyce, Mike originally moved into the private sector from HMRC where he was a Compliance Officer. Mike is experienced in all areas of VAT with particular specialisms in property, not for profit and corporate finance issues. Joyce and Mike are assisted by Debbie Smith, VAT Supervisor. Debbie joined the firm in 2008 after twenty years with HMRC where she gained experience of VAT issues including declarations, assessments, appeals and enquiries, latterly as a Compliance Officer.

Mike Brown, Managing Partner commented, “We are delighted that Joyce and Mike have joined the firm as VAT Senior Managers. Their commercial and HMRC experience will enhance and develop the VAT services that the firm offers to a wide variety of clients and industry sectors. Expansion of our VAT service provides clients with high quality specialist expertise in this complex area of tax.”

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