TOP TEN accountancy firm BDO has gained two new private client partners, in Guildford and London.
Michael Flaherty has been appointed as a tax partner, the role, based in Guildford, is to further develop bespoke private client taxation services in London, the South and overseas. The appointment of Flaherty followed the announcement of Lee Bijoux’s promotion to partner at BDO, based in London.
Paul Ayres, BDO’s national head of private clients, said: “Lee’s promotion and Michael’s appointment illustrate just how important attracting and rewarding high-calibre individuals is to BDO’s growth strategy. Together, these investments add to delivering services to private individuals and businesses, in both domestic and international markets – a great asset to the majority of those we advise and an enhancement to how we deliver broader solutions for clients.”
Flaherty has 20 years of private client experience, including working for two of the Big Four accountancy firms and global banks in London, Cayman and Jersey. Flaherty specialises in tax advice to high net worth individuals (HNWIs), families, trustees and companies, including many with considerable international private wealth.
Michael Flaherty, on joining the firm; “The opportunity to join BDO is a very exciting one. The firm has a strong brand and the tax team has a leading reputation in the market place.”
Bijoux had been a director at BDO since 2012, previously trained at Deloitte, and specialised in international private client tax, specifically advising in complex affairs, residence, domicile and trust matters.
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