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Jane greenwood joins Alliotts AccountantsJane Greenwood has joined Alliotts’ tax team in the London office in a new role as Head of Global Personal Tax.  She will be working alongside David Gibbs who joined last year as a partner specialising in international corporate tax.

Jane was previously with WMT Chartered Accountants and before that with Menzies, where she was a Senior Manager. Since 2012 she has been an adviser to the charity TaxAid.

Jane’s role at Alliotts will focus on providing international tax advice to inward investors coming into the UK. She will work with a portfolio of clients including individuals returning to the UK who need advice on what tax they need to pay and to which jurisdiction, and the internationally mobile whose affairs may involve property or other assets and income sources in several countries.  She will work closely with David Gibbs who specialises in advising growing international businesses to provide all round advice to global entrepreneurs.

Jane commented: “I am returning to Alliotts to take up this exciting new role after a brief stint with them early on in my career providing temporary cover to their tax team.  Alliotts has a wonderful team of people and a great workplace culture.  When the opportunity to return to Alliotts with such an interesting role became available, I was extremely keen.

“My new role at Alliotts means I get to use my knowledge in a stimulating and challenging environment as the firm focuses on expanding their international tax offering.  Being part of Alliott Group means that I have instant access to a global network of professional advice and contacts who can provide really first rate support to our clients.”

Saffery Champness has announced 3 new additions to its partnership: Adam Kay, David McGeachy, and Sally Thomas.

transaction tax jobsAdam Kay has been a key member of the transaction tax team in the firm’s London office for 12 years. He originally joined the firm from Rawlinson & Hunter and his work focuses on tax planning and technical issues associated with commercial transactions and dealing with tax problems and projects covering all aspects of personal, corporate and trust taxation.

vat partner jobsDavid McGeachy joined Saffery Champness as a VAT senior manager in September 2013, and his previous experience includes roles at both PwC and KPMG. He will work to develop further the firm’s VAT practice, alongside fellow partner and leading charities VAT adviser Russell Moore.

Saffery Champness Tax JobsSally Thomas joined the Harrogate office of Saffery Champness three years ago, and previously worked for PwC in Leeds as a Senior Manager. A qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and with nearly three decades of experience, she leads the firm’s tax capability in Harrogate and continues to enhance the team’s reputation in the private client area in the North of England. She will work alongside fellow partners Martin Holden, Jonathan Davis and Alison Robinson.

California tax jobsDan Mennel has joined Grant Thornton as a partner in the Firm’s Strategic Federal Tax Services practice, based in San Jose, California.

Mennel has more than 15 years of experience with a focus on matters related to R&D tax credits and incentives, including research and analysis, software development and testing, and defending numerous claims before the IRS. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, aerospace, pharmaceutical biotechnology and manufacturing. He has also led integrated R&D projects on international, federal, and state and local tax issues.

“Dan’s broad and deep knowledge of R&D tax matters will be integral in meeting the needs of our dynamic clients throughout the region,” said Donald Corbett, Grant Thornton’s West region Tax Services leader. “His arrival demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of the Greater Bay Area Tax practice and strengthens our ability to deliver added value through a wide range of service offerings.”

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mennel was a managing director with KPMG LLP, working with clients on a variety of complex issues related to R&D. Previously, he served for more than a decade in roles of increasing responsibility for Deloitte LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

 

DLA Piper has announced that Tom Geraghty has joined the firm’s Tax practice as partner in the Chicago office.

Geraghty focuses his practice on domestic and international corporate tax law. He has experience advising fund sponsors, investment advisors, and investors who seek to identify and implement tax-efficient structures worldwide in order to enhance after-tax yields.

Geraghty also counsels clients on investments for US and non-US investors across asset classes, including real estate, infrastructure, and debt and equities. He provides tax representation to US and non-US issuers and underwriters of debt and equity instruments, including variable and fixed-rate notes, collateralized debt obligations, and other capital market transactions. In addition, Geraghty counsels clients on the tax aspects of credit facilities and other loans made by domestic and foreign lenders, as well as many aspects of restructuring transactions. He also works on mergers and acquisitions, including developing, documenting, and negotiating acquisition and financing structures for both corporations and investment funds.

”Tom is a highly regarded lawyer who will provide immediate and valuable contributions to our Tax practice in the Chicago market, which in turn will help bolster our national transactional practice,” said David Colker, global co-chair and US chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice.

Geraghty’s background in international tax matters will further strengthen the firm’s ability to serve international clients that reside in the Chicago and Midwest marketplace. ”We are pleased he has joined us in Chicago as we continue to build out our corporate and tax capabilities,” said David Mendelsohn, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Chicago office.

Geraghty joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis where he served as a partner in the Tax Group in the Chicago office. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University.

 

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denver tax jobsSingerLewak LLP, a full service US accounting firm with a strong national presence, has announce the addition of two partners to its practice: Ed Schenkein will join as an audit partner and Gary Rand will join as a tax partner. Ed and Gary join SingerLewak from StarkSchenkein, LLP, a local Denver, Colorado full service accounting and tax firm. In addition, 7 professional staff and 1 administrative professional will work in the Colorado office.

“SingerLewak has experienced exceptional growth in the past 2 years and as we continue to expand and move into new markets, the timing could not be better to add two leading senior accounting professionals to join our practice and help expand our presence in a growing Colorado market. SingerLewak is excited to welcome Ed and Gary, whose commitment to excellence and client service are deeply aligned with the SingerLewak mission,” commented Jim Pitrat, Managing Partner, SingerLewak.

Ed Schenkein, CPA, echoed the sentiment, saying, “Our first priority has always been to provide the best service possible to our clients. We are confident that joining SingerLewak will enhance our ability to fulfill this objective.”

“We are excited about the new horizons we can reach by joining with SingerLewak,” stated Gary Rand, CPA. “Together, we will continue to bring the high quality service our clients have come to expect from our team.”

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H&R Block Tax JobsMark Chapman has joined H&R Block in Australia. His role will involve the development of the Firm’s green paper which detailing H&R Block’s perspectives on the future of the Australian tax system.

He will also be responsible for building  HRB Australia Tax Institute whilst developing, maintaining and executing the HRB regulator engagement strategy.

Mr Chapman trained in tax in the UK with Grant Thornton before moving onto Baker Tilly, where he was a Senior Tax Manager. He moved to Melbourne in 2007 to join the ATO and was a Senior Director when he left in 2013. He was Head of Tax Products and Services at Taxpayer Australia until 2015, when he started his own practice as a freelance tax consultant, writer and lecturer.

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Head of Tax Jobs in GermanySascha Christoph has resigned as Head of Tax at Gigaset Communications to join ARVOS Group in Heidelberg, with effect from May 2015.

Mr Christoph trained with EY in Germany before joining WTS, where he worked for 3 years. In 2008 he moved in-house with Gigaset where he had worldwide responsibility for tax, reporting to the CFO.

 

Menzies tax jobsMenzies has promoted Stephen Hemmings to tax partner. Stephen is based in the London office.

Stephen joined Menzies in 2013 as a Tax Director. His experience includes restructuring, vendor and purchaser due diligence on acquisitions, disposal/acquisition advice and compliance. Specialisms include property, infrastructure and public sector bodies.

Stephen started his career in audit with MacyIntre Hudson in 2002. He joined KPMG to specialise in tax in 2005, after qualifying as an ACA. He progressed to Senior Tax Manager with KPMG before deciding to join Menzies.

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