My time at DSG

Mike Stott reflects on his two days per week secondment with a North West plc

Posted by Mike Stott

Associate Tax Partner, DSG Chartered Accountants

Tue 07th, Jul

I am nearing the end of my two days per week secondment to a North West plc as their in house specialist.  In September, the secondment will have lasted two years and I can’t believe how quickly that two years has passed.

While there, I have worked on a broad range of issues – from “bread and butter” quarterly tax accounting and annual tax compliance, to customs duties and international taxes.  There have been busy times but I have thoroughly enjoyed it.  I will miss the finance team that they have there but all good things must come to an end.

Over the past 2 to 3 years, DSG has experienced an increase volume of tax work from larger companies.  This new work has come to us for a variety of reasons:

  • A Big 4 audited plc required a firm which could prepare their tax disclosures for the statutory accounts
  • Maternity cover for an in house tax specialist
  • We demonstrated our capability on corporate tax which led to a request for assistance on employer taxes
  • Previous experience of the quality of our team 

Underpinning all of the above is our very competitive pricing.  

While our pricing is competitive, clients deal with a team which has bags of experience and commercial awareness.  Half of our tax team are ex Big 4 with experience of advising large corporates across the North West. 

I believe that we are a credible alternative to larger accountancy firms for providing tax advice to companies across the North West.  If you have any questions you can email me or telephone me 0151 243 1257.

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