He joins the firm from Burton Sweet where he was a senior manager specialising in corporate accountancy.
The group has also promoted chartered tax adviser Jo Boyer, who advises both personal and business clients, to the position of tax manager while colleague Shaun Bartle becomes an associate director.
Rachel Finch, managing director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome David to the team to head up our new accountancy arm.
“It means we can offer our R&D and US and UK tax clients a full range of accounting and business advice, providing a one-stop-shop for all their tax and accountancy needs while ensuring a fast turnaround on claims.”
She added: “I can think of no-one better qualified than David to run our new accountancy operation. He has great experience advising owner-managers on audit and compliance matters, and helping them achieve their business goals in a tax efficient manner.”