Sarah
Sheppard

Corporate Tax Assistant Manager

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WHO I HELP

Clients ranging from SMEs through to large corporates and international groups.

HOW I HELP

All services relating to corporate tax compliance and VAT advisory.

SECTORS/SUPPORT

Business services. Construction & Property. Leisure, Retail & Hospitality.

Sarah Sheppard is an assistant manager on our Corporate Tax team. Based in our Newry office, she supports a range of clients of different sizes, from SMEs right the way through to large international groups. Sarah also works with a large number of different sectors, and enjoys the variety that this brings to her work!

Sarah knows that clients expect clear and logical advice that is tailored for the specific needs of their business. They rely on her to help them comply with their legal obligations, add value to their business, make them aware of potential obstacles, and advise on the best way forward.

MUTUAL TRUST & RESPECT

An ideal client relationship for me is one with good understanding, open communication, and mutual trust and respect. Clients want to know that you care and that they can depend on you for quality advice and consistent support.”

HAVING AN IMPACT

“We are lucky to work with fantastic clients that recognise our hard work, and it is rewarding to know that I have had a positive impact in their working life, whether it is providing support in an area they are not familiar with, or ensuring the company is compliant with the ever-changing tax legislation.”

EXCEPTIONAL CAMARADERY

“The comradery in the AAB team is exceptional, both in a professional and social environment. Our team includes individuals with a range of specialities and levels of experience, and we all work closely together to ensure we are utilising the unique strengths of each member. It’s rewarding to work with a team that are so passionate about providing valuable advice to our clients.”

A DISRUPTIVE MINDSET

“I always want to be progressing in my career, and AAB’s reputation for being disruptive and assertive motivates me to adopt a disruptive mindset and apply this in my own work.”

UTILISING TECH & HANDS-ON COMMUNICATION

“The ability to operate virtually allows us to deliver our services at a much more efficient level, such as the increased flexibility with client meetings. Having face-to-face meetings may not always fit into the busy schedule of a business owner, or suit clients in remote locations. It’s great to be able to offer our clients an option that suits their needs.”

EVER-CHANGING LANDSCAPE

“Tax legislation is ever-changing, and keeping up with it is an important part of my job. This goes hand in hand with maintaining strong relationships with clients to recognise whether their business will be affected by an upcoming change and being able to communicate this effectively.”

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

“I’m excited about the integration of our corporate tax and indirect tax teams. Our capabilities have already begun to expand thanks to the wide range of specialists that AAB have. I’m always willing to learn and accept new challenges, and AAB facilitates this through the fantastic range of opportunities offered.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A RANGE OF SKILLS & BACKGROUNDS

“The AAB Group Value that resonates most with me is that: ‘It is our range of skills, backgrounds, interests, and approaches that makes us strong. We challenge our assumptions, welcome different perspectives, and celebrate variety.’

Good working relationships are the key to a providing high quality services to clients. We have a welcoming team of people who all respect and trust each other – every opinion counts. We see things the way we do, as a result of our experiences. Our team has a fantastic range of skills and backgrounds, and by considering different perspectives, we can open up a discussion on issues we hadn’t anticipated.”

HIGHLY DEDICATED

“I would say that my greatest strength is that I’m highly dedicated to my work. Something I pride myself on is that I am proactive in keeping up to date with changes in tax. Tax legislation is always changing, and I’m dedicated to ensuring that any advice that was previously put in place for a client remains to be the best position for them.”

REWARDING FEEDBACK

“It’s always rewarding to hear from clients how much our advice has helped ease their stress and resolve their issues. It really does make you realise how much our time and effort means to them.”

CLIENT EXPECTATIONS

“One of the greatest challenges in my role is managing client expectations when it comes to complex queries. It’s important to be realistic and honest about what can be achieved in a client’s preferred timescale, while ensuring that every client is receiving an excellent level of support and valuable advice.”

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