New Director appointed for Larking Gowen’s Tax Advisory Group

New Director appointed for Larking Gowen’s Tax Advisory Group

Larking Gowen has appointed a new Director to its Tax Advisory Group.

Gillian McGill joins the regional accountancy and advisory firm from RSM in Bury St Edmunds where she started working eight years ago.

Originally from Scotland via Southampton, she began her career with PwC in Norwich where she trained and qualified in Corporate Tax, subsequently working at Grant Thornton across Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge.

She says the key to working with VAT as a specialism is being able to translate its implications into a language that clients can easily understand.

“VAT is a very live tax, requiring decisions to be made in real time. You have to be available to clients and to give an opinion sometimes at very short notice. For large transactions, particularly involving land, this can involve large amounts of money and risk.

“Understandably, clients don’t have VAT at the forefront of their minds or necessarily a lot of experience of the tax. Where we can assist is to set out what options are available, then give our recommendation on how to proceed with the benefit of our specialist experience,” she said.

Understanding a client’s organisation and building a strong relationship is important for her. “I am very much looking forward to getting to know Larking Gowen’s clients and, hopefully, getting out to see them in their ‘natural habitats’ when we can.”

“Having worked with a number of Larking Gowen’s people in the past, I know that I am joining an excellent team and that we will be working collaboratively to ensure that clients receive holistic advice,” she said.

Tax Partner Richard Proctor said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Gilly in her new role in the Tax Advisory Group. As a VAT specialist she will be working for clients across the region with her knowledge and experience adding further to the strength of the advisory team. In particular, Gilly will work closely alongside current Director Dominic Carter who will become a partner of the firm from the 1 April.”

Gillian joins the firm on 14 March.

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