Chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, Streets, has announced that a number of key and well-respected tax specialists have recently joined its practice to support a growing number of clients who are trading internationally.
Gerry Myton has joined the firm as a partner and head of indirect tax. He previously worked with HMRC before moving into senior positions including VAT partner at Grant Thornton, PKF and MHA Macintyre Hudson.
He has extensive experience assisting companies in with VAT, with particular emphasis on companies setting up and trading in the UK and from the UK into Europe. In his new role Myton will head up Streets’ indirect tax team based in London and Slough and will look after clients nationally.
Myton is joined by team members Leo Donovan, as a senior VAT manager with almost 20 years experience, much of which was with HMRC and Christina Forson as a VAT consultant.
Myton said: “I am excited to be joining Street’s tax team and bringing my VAT colleagues with me. This is a period of change in the UK indirect tax world with Brexit only weeks away and the implications of our EU exit yet to be fully understood.
“The opportunity to work on varied and complex domestic and international VAT challenges across a range of industry sectors provided by Streets and its international association, SBC Global Alliance, presents the perfect opportunity at this stage of my career and was too compelling to miss out on.
He added: “Along with the expansion of its indirect tax offering, Streets has also made a further strategic appointment with Brian Mulholland joining the firm to head up its international tax offering. Brian is an international tax structuring expert, with big four and previous mid tier accountancy firm experience.”
As a tax advisory partner, Myton will be based in the firm’s London office and look after UK and international tax advisory projects for high net worth private clients, UK and international corporate groups and funds.
Paul Tutin, chairman and managing partner, said: “We are delighted to have secured such specialists who are well respected by the profession and their counterparts. Whilst we have experienced increased demand for specialist tax advisory work, given the uncertainty around Brexit, it is important that we are best placed to support clients that not only operate in continental Europe but also elsewhere in the world.
“The creation of specialist indirect tax and international tax teams, augments the work we started last year when we were instrumental in forming SBC Global Alliance, a new and exciting global association of leading independent accountancy advisory firms. Whatever the outcome on 29 March and in the years ahead, we believe we have high calibre advice and support in place for our clients both within the UK and overseas.”