Somerville joins from Azets’ Lancashire branch where she worked as a senior tax manager.
She is set to specifically advise clients across the North West on a range of tax compliance and planning issues.
On her appointment, Somerville said: “MHA Moore and Smalley is an ambitious firm with a growing team of experts. I am looking forward to using my knowledge and experience in tax compliance and planning to support MHA Moore and Smalley’s wide-ranging client base.”
David Bennett, tax partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Companies across the UK are reviewing their financial practices and how they operate as the UK economy recovers from the pandemic.
“MHA Moore and Smalley is experiencing strong growth in demand for our services as a result.”
He added: “Strengthening our tax team is an important part of our strategy to create up to 60 new jobs across the business to support our growth and Rachel’s strong experience in a range of roles across a variety of locations will be invaluable to the company and our clients over the coming years.”