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Stephen has worked in the taxation industry for over 16 years, specialising in the taxation of businesses, large and small, for the region's premier accountancy firms. As a tax writer for a number of prominent tax journals and magazines, Stephen is a leading specialist in his field and was appointed as Head of the Tax Technical Team at the Chartered Institute of Tax (CIOT) in 2014.
Stephen began his career with global accountancy firm PWC before joining a regional accountancy firm where he further developed his expertise in taxation services, advising SMEs and high net individuals on a wide range of issues.
Between 2006 and 2008, Stephen was the Corporation Tax Manager at Northern Rock. During this time, Stephen was responsible for the corporation tax affairs of the group and assisted in a number of projects to restructure the bank's business.
Through his family business, Applause Accountancy Services Ltd Stephen currently advises small businesses on various tax issues, including share purchases and remuneration planning. He is also a contributor of tax commentary and articles to a number of well-known and highly-regarded books and magazines.
Stephen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Stephen serves on one of the CIOT's technical committees and in 2014 was appointed Head of the Tax Technical Team at the Chartered Institute of Tax (CIOT).
In July 2013, Stephen began providing tax consultancy services to BW Medical Accountants.
As a Specialist Tax Consultant to BW Medical Accountants, Stephen provides a wide range of support to the tax team, advising clients and assisting with the completion of tax returns.
Skills In Focus
- Income Tax
- Corporation Tax
- Tax Writing
- International Tax
In Stephen's Words
"With my technical knowledge and 16 years experience in the taxation industry, working with a wide range of clients, I can help the tax team meet the clients' needs and identify opportunities to reduce their tax liabilities, as well as helping healthcare professionals to grow their businesses and increase their personal wealth."