PracticeAccounting FirmsBanking expert made tax chief at Johnston Carmichael

Banking expert made tax chief at Johnston Carmichael

Susie Walker is made Scottish firm's head of tax

Banking expert made tax chief at Johnston Carmichael

SCOTTISH FIRM Johnston Carmichael has appointed banking expert Susie Walker as its head of tax, little over a year after she joined as a director in 2012.

Walker boasts some 20 years’ experience of heading up group tax functions of several major banks.

After spending eight years with KPMG, she joined the Bank of Scotland in 1991 and went on to be the head of its tax function. Following its merger with the Halifax, she became head of group tax for HBOS in 2005 and was appointed group tax director for Lloyds Banking Group following the merger of LTSB and HBOS in January 2009.

Since joining Johnston Carmichael, Walker has been responsible for opening up direct engagement with the HMRC Patent Box team to make the legislation operational for smaller companies throughout the UK.

She recently completed a significant tax leadership project for a major bank and continues to advise clients on HMRC policy, banking, governance and risk issues. In her new partner role she will focus on driving more growth across the firm, leading its considerable tax operation expertise.

Commenting on the appointment, Johnston Carmichael chief executive Sandy Manson said: “Susie joined us with a high degree of banking sector experience and has proven to be a real asset to the firm.

“Since arriving at Johnston Carmichael she’s made a huge impact on our business, especially in helping SME clients understand various aspects of HMRC legislation. In her new head of tax role Susie will be responsible for enhancing the high level of talent and expertise across our tax business to further benefit our clients.”

Related Articles

1,000 staff promoted at BDO

Accounting Firms 1,000 staff promoted at BDO

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Richard Toone, CVR Global

Accounting Firms Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Richard Toone, CVR Global

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Julie Adams, Menzies

Accounting Firms Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Julie Adams, Menzies

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
The Practitioner: Buy-to-let 'experts' trying to nick my clients

Accounting Firms The Practitioner: Buy-to-let 'experts' trying to nick my clients

11m The Practitioner
Three managerial promotions at PM+M

Accounting Firms Three managerial promotions at PM+M

11m Kevin Reed, Writer
Practices join forces to launch TaxGo digital service

Accounting Firms Practices join forces to launch TaxGo digital service

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
The Practitioner: Costs climb, but speculating to accumulate

Accounting Firms The Practitioner: Costs climb, but speculating to accumulate

10m The Practitioner
British Accountancy Awards 2016: The Winners

Accounting Firms British Accountancy Awards 2016: The Winners

11m Kevin Reed, Writer