PKF has named Lisa Macpherson as its new national director of tax.
The mid-tier firm managed to lure Macpherson from Deloitte, where she was
employed in the Big Four firm’s tax policy group.
As part of her new role, Macpherson will head up PKF’s tax technical team,
which supports the firm’s tax arms on policy and technical issues across its
national network of 23 offices.
Macpherson said: ‘This is an exciting time to be joining PKF, given that the
UK tax regime has become increasingly complex in recent years with almost
constant changes emanating from the Treasury and HMRevenue & Customs. The
raft of new legislation and rules introduced in the last two years means that
businesses are increasingly reliant on their tax advisers and my new role will
be central to ensuring PKF’s tax advisers are ahead of the game.’
The PKF debutante has more than 20 years experience working in all areas of
taxation including compliance and consultancy. Macpherson worked with Deloitte
for nearly nine years developing specialisms in IHT, trusts, pre-owned assets,
and capital gains tax.
She added: ‘The chancellor has been under constant pressure since his first
pre-Budget report and the Budget in March will be important for his credibility
with the business community. My role will be central in communicating to the
Treasury the true impact of changes to the tax regime, particularly for
AIM-quoted and privately-owned entrepreneurial companies that form a large part
of our client base and which have been hardest hit by recent changes.’
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