Partner - US Tax Practice Lead
WHO I HELP
Start-ups. Owner Managed Businesses. Large Corporates. International Groups. Private Clients.
HOW I HELP
Global Mobility Consulting & Compliance. Expatriate Taxes & Policy. Employment Taxes. International & Domestic Payroll. Social Security. Reward. Global Compensation. Short Term Business Visitors. Assignment Costing.
“LEADING U.S. tax specialist.”
Doug Michael is Partner & US Tax Practice Lead in our Payroll and Employment Taxes team based in our London office.
Doug specialises in advising and consulting with a wide range of clients on all matters concerning global mobility, employment tax and payroll. He advises clients that have a US footprint on their obligations either domestically within the US or with their international cross-border operations.
BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS
“The most important part of my role is developing strong relationships with clients. Building trust is hugely important to be able to provide clients with the best advice and support possible. I genuinely care about the support I provide to clients and the results we achieve for them, and because of this, I will always go the extra mile.
I’m here to be the main point of contact for a client and I want them to trust me and the team, so that we can have a conversation about all of their business needs. Acting as a conduit I can then provide further value by bringing them the help and advice they need, not only from my team but from the broad range of experts we have at AAB.”
DEVELOPING A SPECIALIST TEAM
“I’m responsible for the development of the US Tax Practice within AAB, which is an area that we plan to rapidly grow. The team work closely alongside our colleagues within global mobility and payroll as well as other AAB business units such as private client, corporate finance, and corporate tax to offer complete solutions to individuals and business who interact with the US.
Leading a team of people that follows the same approach to client service and delivery as I do is really important. My leadership style is one of support and trust. I’m a calm person, I make time for people and will listen to them. It’s important for me to build strong team relationships as well as strong client relationships to foster successful partnerships.”
END TO END ADVICE AND SUPPORT
“Here at AAB, we can provide a genuine end to end service for global mobility solutions. That’s what differentiates us from other advisors. We can support clients through the entirety of the assignment lifecycle.
When a business moves individuals from one country to another, we can provide everything they need before, during and after the move. It’s the strength of our people and their knowledge, backed by market leading technology and our ability to knit everything together that allows us to provide all the services a client requires throughout the process.
Being able to tell a client that we can genuinely offer everything they need is an amazing feeling and helps to strengthen the relationships I have with those clients.”
AN EXCITING FUTURE IN AAB
“I love the fact that myself and my team are part of an ambitious, technology enabled, people centric firm. AAB really are a firm that attracts the best clients and the best people and our ambitious growth plans and ability to punch above our weight make for an incredibly exciting future.”