Cowgills, a business advisory and accountancy firm, has announced the appointment of Gemma McCaldon-Gower as a specialist VAT director.
Joining the group’s tax team, McCaldon-Gower will be tasked with presenting VAT updates, training webinars and seminars, and working with professional organisations such as the Charity Finance Group and CIMA.
Lisa Wilson, partner and head of tax at Cowgills, said that the appointment represented “the most senior hire” to the tax department, which now totals 25 staff members.
She added: “Her specialist knowledge enables us to offer our clients holistic tax advice and to provide absolute clarity in the complex tax area of VAT.
“We will continue to strengthen and grow our team to ensure we support our clients as tax matters continue to get more complicated and are not yet becoming more straightforward.”
McCaldon-Gower provides the role with more than 15 years of industry experience, most recently as senior VAT manager at Crowe UK.
Prior to her time at Crowe, McCaldon-Gower served at a number of industry groups, including Deloitte, Mitchell Charlesworth, and HMRC.
She said: “I look after clients across a wide variety of sectors, priding myself on breaking down complexities and giving straight-forward advice.
“I have a keen interest in VAT on land and property, a specialist area for Cowgills which has a dedicated property and construction team, so we can be really collaborative and provide the very best, joined up tax advice right across a client’s business.”