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Mitchell Charlesworth Appoint Senior VAT Manager

Mitchell Charlesworth have appointed a new Senior VAT Manager to drive growth across its specialist tax division.

Alison Birch based in Mitchell Charlesworth’s Manchester office, is tasked with expanding its VAT service and attracting new clients across the board.

Alison, who graduated with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Central Lancashire, started her career in VAT with Deloitte.   A move to KPMG gave her the opportunity to go on secondment to Paris, working for a large motor manufacturer, where she restructured its global supply chain.   Later, Alison worked for Daily Mail & General Trust as their VAT manager, subsequently returning to general practice at KPMG’s Birmingham office, before taking up her new position at Mitchell Charlesworth. 

Alison has worked in VAT for more than 15 years, both in professional practice and industry. Her experience of VAT issues is broad, but has specialist experience in the retail, manufacturing, media and healthcare sectors.

Alison’s appointment is part of Mitchell Charlesworth’s ambitious “2020” Vision plan to drive turnover to £10m, and become the top SME (small and medium sized enterprise) advisor in North West England, with/through an enhanced client offering.

 

This is a great opportunity for me at Mitchell Charlesworth. VAT is constantly evolving, and many people find it mysterious, if not downright scary, and that’s why we’re keen to offer them professional and experienced help and advice. A large proportion of business’ cash flow can be tied up in VAT, and Mitchell Charlesworth emphasise that it is crucial to manage both VAT payment and VAT compliance efficiently and effectively. I’m looking forward to working with both existing and new clients to maximise their VAT opportunities and streamline their VAT processes.

Alison Birch

Mitchell Charlesworth Managing Partner Paul Wainwright FCA, said: “Alison is highly experienced and skilled and will add great value to our team as the new Senior VAT Manager. She arrives with an impressive track record and will play an important role in driving forward our ambitious expansion plans.

“Mitchell Charlesworth is experienced in handling the often daunting prospect of dealing direct with HM Revenue and Customs on behalf of our clients.  VAT rules change quickly, and we ensure your business is informed of any changes - including retrospective ones which can create opportunities for refunds – just as quick.

“This increasingly complex area of tax can cost businesses dear if VAT issues are not resolved promptly, or VAT saving opportunities are missed.

“Mitchell Charlesworth offer our clients greater value for money in terms of range and depth of specialist advice compared to other regional accountancy practices, and Alison’s appointment bolsters our already impressive range of advisory services.”

For more information please contact Alison Birch below.