Johnston Carmichael has announced two key tax appointments to its senior team, effective from 1 December,.
Alex Docherty from the Edinburgh office and John McAuslin from Glasgow have both been promoted to the position of tax partner.
Alex joined Johnston Carmichael in 2012 from PwC. She has been involved in tax planning for owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals throughout her career to date, working for international accountancy firms.
Alex specialises in all aspects of private client tax and owner managed businesses, focusing on providing solutions for her clients through tax efficient structuring. In particular, income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax planning, succession strategies, partnership taxation, domicile & residence planning, and personal and trust taxation including trust accounting. Being brought up in a family business, Alex has a keen interest in family businesses and an insight into issues facing the family ‘firm’. Alex is Treasurer of the STEP Scotland Branch and also sits on their educational committee.
John joined Johnston Carmichael in 2013, also from PwC. His experience focuses on corporate tax, including mergers & acquisitions, structuring and group reorganisations, corporation tax compliance and corporate tax planning.
He has provided advice to a broad spectrum of clients from individual entrepreneurs, owner managed business, partnerships, co-operatives to large listed multinational groups.
Sandy Manson, chief executive of Johnston Carmichael, said: “I am delighted to announce these promotions to strengthen our senior team. Rewarding our people for the significant contributions they make to the business, demonstrates the emphasis Johnston Carmichael places on career development. Providing opportunities for our employees to progress is extremely important to us, and these well-deserved promotions recognise the hard work and dedication shown by each individual.
“Johnston Carmichael continues to grow in capability and expertise, and I have no doubt that our new partners and directors will play a major role in the future success of our business by providing exceptional service to our clients and further developing the talented and engaged people in our wider team.”
The promotions bring the total number of partners at Johnston Carmichael up to 58.