UK Law firm Weightmans has expanded its corporate team with the recruitment of Haydn Rogan at Tax Partner. He will split his time between the Manchester and Liverpool offices.
Haydn joined from DWF and before this was head of tax at Cobbetts. He trained as an ACA with PwC in Leeds.
Haydn has regularly been recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers for his corporate tax expertise and has extensive experience in advising management teams, companies, private equity houses and investors on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, ranging from mergers, acquisitions, reconstructions and disposals to the structuring of tax efficient joint ventures and investments.??Haydn has particular expertise in advising both private and public companies in relation to employee incentives and share schemes having assisted in the design and implementation of a broad range of incentive arrangements including unapproved and approved share option schemes, Employee Shareholder Status arrangements (also known as “shares for rights”) growth share schemes, phantom options and nil and partly paid shares.
In addition Haydn regularly advises both public and private sector clients on the tax aspects of land and property transactions (from SDLT and VAT to the Construction Industry Scheme and capital allowances), having acted for numerous local authorities, registered social landlords, retailers, developers and private landowners on a wide range of projects ranging from large scale regeneration projects and joint ventures to refurbishment
Diebold, Incorporated has announced two key appointments. Henry Orphys has been appointed vice president, tax; and David Kuhl has been appointed vice president, treasury. Each report directly to Christopher A. Chapman, senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Orphys will be responsible for managing the company’s global tax function, including U.S. domestic, U.S. international and local country direct and indirect taxes, while Kuhl will be responsible for leading and overseeing Diebold’s global treasury operations.
Prior to this appointment, Orphys served as vice president, tax, at KBR, a leading global engineering, construction and services company. He has also held leadership positions in tax organizations at Lucent, Deloitte & Touche and Intel, where he spent more than a decade. Orphys received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in taxation from the University of New Orleans and a juris doctorate from Tulane University.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services.
Matthew Sewell has been admitted to the partnership at Baker Tilly. He is based in the Bristol office in the UK.
Matthew joined the Firm in 2009 from Ernst & Young and has spent the past 5 years as a Tax Director. He works with clients on issues such as tax risk and compliance management, cross border tax advisory work (including transfer pricing projects), group tax planning, transaction tax advice and group tax reporting.
He also has extensive experience in advising owner managed businesses, including shareholder taxation, complex R&D claims and exit strategies. He is a member of Baker Tilly’s Technology and Media team and International Tax Group.
Grant Thornton US has admitted Rob Spence as an International Tax partner in the McLean, Va., office. The firm also promoted Margery Van Vleet to Tax managing director in the McLean office and promoted Bryan Keith to Tax managing director in the Washington, D.C., office.
Spence joined the firm in 2012 and has more than 20 years of tax experience in areas such as deferral, local country tax minimization, intangibles, repatriation, foreign tax credits, post-merger integration, structuring for expansion and disposition, financing and inbound planning. He has experience with U.S. international tax compliance and provision matters, as well as earnings and profits calculations. He has served clients in many industries, including high-tech, services, hospitality, manufacturing and energy.
From 2006 to 2012 Spence worked in industry, initially at The AES Corporation and then in an international tax role with IBM
Van Vleet joined Grant Thornton in 2011 and has more than 20 years of tax and tax software specialty experience, focusing on tax technology implementation and support. She has led the Corptax and CCH Global Integrator Services teams for the firm nationwide and is a certified implementer for various ONESOURCE products.
Keith joined the firm in 2011 and has more than 15 years of experience with major accounting and law firms assisting clients with a wide range of corporate tax matters related to acquisitions and restructurings, dispositions, financings, the preservation of tax net operating losses and the treatment of transaction costs.
The Safariland Group , a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has announced that Chad Appleby has joined the Company as the Vice President, Tax based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Appleby will be responsible for leading the global tax strategy and tax operations of the Company and will report to Scott Harris, Chief Financial Officer..
“Chad joins The Safariland Group at a pivotal time as we continue to execute our plan for growth through acquisitions and international expansion,” said Scott O’Brien, President. “We are looking forward to Chad’s involvement and leadership managing the complex tax issues and tax planning opportunities we face across the Company’s global operations.”
Appleby joins the Company after spending the last nine years leading the tax department as the Senior Director, Income Tax at PSS World Medical, Inc. a publicly traded distributor of medical supplies and equipment. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Jacksonville, FL offices of KPMG (the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm) advising clients on all areas of tax planning, reporting, and compliance. Appleby received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.
“I’m thrilled to join The Safariland Group’s financial leadership team,” said Appleby. “The Company has a proven track record in the public safety market and has a solid plan for growth. I look forward to contributing to its continued advancements both in the US and internationally.”
PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP has announced that Reg Baker has joined the firm as a Partner, with effect from 1 October.
His role will be to lead the tax and accounting practices for the Firm.
Baker originally trained with Ernst & Young, specialising in financial services. He has run his own tax practices and also worked in-house at senior levels, most recently as Executive Vice President, COO, CFO and Treasurer for the Hawaii Medical Assurance Association.
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Troy K. Lewis, CPA, CGMA chairman of its Tax Executive Committee.
Lewis is currently vice president and chief enterprise risk management officer at Heritage Bank in St. George, Utah and is the sole proprietor of Lewis & Associates, CPAs, LLC based in Draper, Utah.
Lewis will head the AICPA Tax Section as chairman of the Tax Executive Committee, one of the Institute’s most important volunteer bodies, during his two-year term. The Tax Executive Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the Institute in tax matters and oversees the work of the 14 other tax committees and technical resource panels of the Tax Section. The members of the Tax Executive Committee represent CPAs working in accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, and academia.
Lewis succeeds Jeffrey A. Porter, whose term as committee chairman began in October of 2012.
“Troy brings strong leadership and important insights to the Tax Executive Committee,” Ed Karl, AICPA vice president of taxation, said. “His work in the banking industry and as a small tax practitioner gives him an exceptional perspective on our tax laws and how they influence individual taxpayers and business decisions, as well as tax practitioners and the CPAs who work in American businesses and the financial services industry. As a member of the Tax Executive Committee for five years, he has shown an excellent understanding of tax policy and regulatory issues and has demonstrated his leadership and consensus building skills. The Tax Executive Committee will benefit from Troy’s leadership.”
Lewis trained with Arthur Andersen in tax before moving to Heritage Bank in 2002.
PwC in Atlanta has hired Kurt Koons into its FTS group (Federal Tax Services).
Kurt was previously a Senior Manager at EY, so this move also represents a step-up for Mr Koons. He had worked with EY for over 12 years before resigning.
Kurt works primarily with large multinational public companies in various industries, including: manufacturing, consumer products, technology, and pharmaceuticals. His range of responsibilities include identification and implementation of tax planning opportunities, tax accounting consultation, assistance with tax compliance functions, federal and state tax controversy, and management of his clients overall relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.