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RSM UK appoints tax partner in the North West to strengthen international business portfolio

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed a new partner to strengthen its national and regional tax practice in the North West.

Simon Taylor has been appointed as tax partner and will be based in Manchester, acting for clients in the North West and supporting the firm’s ambitious plans for growing its portfolio of global transfer pricing clients across all sectors.

Simon, a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor, specialises in transfer pricing services and has more than 19 years’ experience working in various tax roles in industry and professional services including Moore and Smalley and Jaguar Land Rover. He joins RSM from EY, where he spent 12 years advising national clients on transfer pricing and operating model effectiveness, most recently working as transfer pricing director.

In addition, David Field also joins RSM’s Manchester office this month from EY, where he worked for 16 years in employment tax and global strategy roles, including most recently as global mobility director. David has been appointed as director in our employment tax team and will support clients with global mobility solutions.

Simon Taylor, tax partner at RSM, said:

‘With increased regulation and tax authority scrutiny, international groups are placing a greater focus on their transfer pricing positions. I’m really excited to join RSM’s growing transfer pricing team to offer the specialist support required by the firm’s client base, advising them on all aspects of the transfer pricing cycle while supporting RSM’s regional and national ambitions.’

James Morris, RSM’s head of tax in the North, said:

‘We continue to expand our tax offering to internationally active businesses across the North. The appointment of Simon and David strengthens our offering and depth of expertise to ensure our clients continue to receive a service that meets requirements of an increasingly complex global tax environment.’

Kevin Duffy, RSM’s regional managing partner in the North West, said:

‘I am delighted to welcome Simon and David to our Manchester team, with both appointments reflecting our focus on growth and investment in the North West. Simon brings with him a wealth of experience as a tax practitioner and transfer pricing specialist, which will strengthen our regional and national tax practice, while David brings significant knowledge and expertise in global mobility solutions, which will further develop our employment tax offering. I look forward to working with them to support our ambitious growth plans.’