CM Chartered Accountants

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New image for Liverpool tax specialists

One of the region’s leading accountancy practices has appointed a new management team - and undergone a rebrand.

Liverpool-based tax specialist Cobham Murphy Accountants has changed its name to CM Chartered Accountants and has appointed four staff members to its management team.

The company says its restructure is in part to ensure it is equipped for an anticipated growth in business which will come from the threatened new zero tolerance approach by the Inland Revenue and Government into tax avoidance.

The four senior accountants who have been promoted are Dave Benn, Chris Russell, Kate Molyneux and Rebecca Foster, who all join a senior management team headed by the firm’s joint managing directors Philip Harrison and John Green.

CM Chartered Accountants was established in 1991 has a roster of some 1,000 clients across its corporate and private practice areas.

The company, which has offices on Duke Street, Liverpool, has a dedicated Fiscal Investigation Team headed by John Green, who spent more than 20 years as a member of the Inland Revenue’s special compliance unit investigating large scale tax fraud and avoidance.

It is now regarded as one of the country’s leading tax specialists, assisting in fiscal investigations across both civil and criminal matters and representing clients across Europe.

Joint managing director Philip Harrison said: “The rebrand reflects the changing nature of our business and the fact the original principals, who set up the practice more than 20 years ago, have moved on to retirement.

“We’re delighted to welcome our senior colleagues into a new management team where they will help us to oversee business growth and the delivery of best-in-class service levels to our clients.”

Joint MD John Green added: “Our restructure is in part to ensure we are equipped with an anticipated growth in business which will come from the threatened new zero tolerance approach by the taxman and Government into tax avoidance.

“We believe many business people will face complex, stressful and potentially ruinous tax investigations as the Government retrospectively shifts the goalposts on schemes which have been legal but may well be open to challenge.

“It’s an area of almost unrivalled specialism for us and we anticipate significant growth as the taxman pursues private individuals over the next few years.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Simon Malia .

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