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Grant Thornton appoints associate director

Dean joins from HMRC where he worked in the Specialist Investigation and Fraud Investigation Service, and he was previously the HMRC lead for the Corporate Criminal Offence

Grant Thornton has strengthened its UK tax team with the appointment of tax risk management specialist, Sam Dean, as the firm’s new associate director.

In his new role, Dean will work closely with the team to develop the tax risk offerings and tools. He will support clients on all aspects of tax governance, including the Corporate Criminal Offence and Senior Accounting Officer regimes.

Dean joins the firm from HMRC where he worked in the Specialist Investigation and Fraud Investigation Service for over a decade, working on tackling offshore tax evasion and enablers of tax crime

He was also the HMRC lead for the Corporate Criminal Offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion since its introduction in September 2017.

Grant Thornton’s tax risk management specialists work across corporate, indirect and employment taxes across a range of different industries.

Lee Holloway, tax partner, said: “Sam’s knowledge and expertise are hugely sought after, and so I’m delighted he chose to join us at Grant Thornton. Sam will be brilliant at supporting our clients on Corporate Criminal Offence work and providing insight into our wider tax risk and governance work.”

Dean added: “It was a big decision for me to leave HMRC and so I was very selective about my next move. The people from Grant Thornton that I met through my previous role were impressive and spoke highly of the firm, and the partners have been incredibly supportive.

“The opportunity to get involved in lots of exciting specialist areas that play to my strengths, was the icing on the cake. I’m really looking forward to working with the great people on the Grant Thornton team.”

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