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Nottingham accountancy announces raft of appointments to manage soaring client business costs

Nottingham accountancy announces raft of appointments to manage soaring client business costs

The Nottingham office of national accountancy UHY Hacker Young has expanded its accounts, tax and audit teams with a series of appointments including two key managers - as the firm enhances its support to businesses in the East Midlands amid rising costs.

Lucy Durham, assistant accounts manager, and Owen Ward, accounts assistant, are the newest accounts specialists at the Nottingham office. Lucy brings 11 years of working at Leicester-based accountancies of varying scale, obtaining her ACCA qualification and gaining experience as a business services manager, before heading up a small practice.

Lucy said:

“At UHY I am managing a portfolio of non-audit clients with year-end accounts, VAT return and management accounts to ensure their finances are moving in the required direction.

“I help set up accounting software to track project financials, including costs, invoiced work and profit margin to maximise job profitability - this technology enables us to be more forward thinking, advise clients in real time and build stronger relationships.

“I enjoy the variety of work as helping to make internal processes more efficient and streamlining the accounting process is not limited to one sector.”

In UHY Nottingham’s tax team, Des Pearson has been appointed personal tax manager, with Jefferson Johnson joining as a tax assistant. Des has worked in the personal tax profession since 1990, starting his career with the Inland Revenue.

In 2001 he moved into the public sector - starting out as a tax trainee - and has been a personal tax manager since 2007 after he completed his qualifications.

Des said:

“I manage a team of four responsible for the delivery of personal tax compliance services to UHY Nottingham’s varied client base, working closely with our tax advisory team to identify opportunities where clients could be more tax efficient.

“I particularly enjoy working on residency and domicile issues and am looking forward to supporting our non-resident clients. I have also assumed responsibility for two major firm-wide projects - it’s exciting to be working at regional and national levels at this early stage in my role.”

UHY’s Nottingham office has also significantly bolstered its audits team, appointing Tanaka Munemo and Oluwaseyi Adebayo as audit seniors. Kayleigh Widdowson and Oliver Wade have also joined as audit semi seniors.

James Simmonds, partner at UHY Hacker Young, said:

“We have significantly bolstered our accounts, tax and audit teams with fantastic recruits to reflect the increasing client demands for our services.

“Businesses across the East Midlands are understandably concerned with soaring costs and we endeavour to provide the best service to report and advise on financial matters.

“UHY is driven by the purpose of helping people prosper, with a friendly environment and a leadership team who exude its core values. Lucy and Des bring these traits alongside significant managerial experience, so we’re confident they will steer their respective departments to great achievements.”

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