In Grant Thornton, Tax Partner Moves

Grant Thornton UK has strengthened its employer solutions team with the appointment of expatriate tax experts Peter Ashby and Scott Cosby.

Formerly a partner at PWC, Peter joins Grant Thornton as an Expatriate Tax Client Service Director at a time when the firm is experiencing strong growth in both its Employer Solutions service line and as a firm.

Peter is a widely published expert on expatriate tax matters and was commissioned by The Chartered Institute of Taxation to undertake research on expatriate taxation, the results of which appeared recently in Tax Adviser. He is also a member of the CBI Employment Taxes Sub-Committee and has recently been invited to be joint chair of the HMRC Expatriate Tax Forum.

Clive Fathers, leader of the national Employer Solutions team, says, “Grant Thornton’s London Employer Solutions team has experienced growth in excess of 25% year-on-year for the past six years and now contributes significantly to the firm’s fee earnings. Having Peter on board boosts an already strong market offering, considerably so in the area of expatriate tax where Peter is highly regarded.”

Peter Ashby comments, “I’m looking forward to helping Clive grow Grant Thornton’s expatriate tax offering. As part of the increased focus on good corporate governance many companies are looking for an alternative service provider in this area and Grant Thornton gives them that choice.”

The Employer Solutions team also welcomes Scott Cosby who joins Grant Thornton as an expatriate tax senior manger. Scott arrives at Grant Thornton following 10 years at Deloitte and has an enormous amount of expertise in the expatriate area.

Fathers: “Bringing Scott and Peter on board shows we’re serious about growing this area of the business. Grant Thornton already provides employer solutions services to some great clients and having Peter and Scott on board will open even more doors.”

Grant Thornton’s Entrepreneur & Private Client team is focused on entrepreneurs, successful individuals and people in professional practice and it is dedicated to providing the highest standard of one-to-one client service. Specialist Entrepreneur & Private Client advisers provide tailored and comprehensive advice to clients. As a leading private client practice, our advisers successfully integrate tax, commercial and financial planning skills into one seamless offering.

Grant Thornton UK LLP is a leading financial and business adviser with 33 offices nationwide. We are the UK member of Grant Thornton International, one of the world’s leading international organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. Although Grant Thornton International is not a worldwide partnership, the firms share a commitment to providing the same high quality service to their clients wherever they do business.

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