Mazars appoints tax investigations director
Mazars, the international accountancy firm, has hired Gary Brothers as a director in its rapidly expanding tax investigations team. He will have a UK-wide remit, with bases in the firm’s London and Leeds offices to support and drive client coverage at a national level.
Gary was previously a director at RSM Tenon, following the merger with Bentley Jennison and prior to this he spent three years working in the tax investigations department at Deloitte. The first 16 years of his career where spent at the then Inland Revenue. He has worked with a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors, from some of the largest organisations in the UK though to smaller, entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals. He is also experienced in disclosure work and as an expert witness and has lectured on technical matters for CIOT, the ICAEW, ACCA, the AAT and The Law Society.
Tax partner John Claypole, who leads Mazars’ national tax investigations team says: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Gary to the firm; his skill set and experience are second to none. He will be a great asset to both the team and our clients as he helps expand our offering in the external marketplace through a strong network of contacts. Gary also brings with him a deep understanding of risk assurance, managing risk and strategic planning, allowing him to provide a more balanced offering to those clients keen to ensure their house is in order.”
Gary comments: “Mazars is a great, client centric firm with a tax investigations group that is very talented and growing fast. I am very much looking forward to working with Jon and the team to support current clients and help grow the offering at a national level. Risk awareness will play key part in our development going forward and indeed my work in recent years has had a strong focus on the forensic and preventative advice. ”
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Mazars is an international firm specialising in audit, tax and advisory services that operates as an integrated partnership in 56 countries worldwide.
In the UK, Mazars is the ninth largest partnership in terms of audit fee income and employs over 1100 people, including more than 100 partners, in 18 offices throughout the country. In February 2010 the firm was placed first in the inaugural Accountancy Age/Financial Director audit satisfaction survey. In 2008, the firm was named ‘Large Firm of the Year’ at the Accountancy Age Awards.
In the Asia-Pacific region Mazars has 24 offices in 13 countries with over 2000 highly skilled and dedicated professionals, including more than 60 partners (local and international). serving a wide range and multi sector clients consisting of large international groups, large local companies as well as bilateral and multilateral aid agencies.
Mazars is a founding member of Praxity, a worldwide alliance of independent accounting firms.