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Asma Afzal - Transfer Pricing Manager - Grant Thornton
Asma is a Manager with the Transfer Pricing team at Grant Thornton. She joined the team at GT earlier this year, having previously worked with KPMG UK, EY India and Grant Thornton India. She has over 6 years of transfer pricing experience having worked across complete cycle of transfer pricing projects including policy design, documentation, policy review, audits and dispute resolution. She has extensive experience of working with mid-market as well as large groups, having also worked with public sector entities including universities, housing associations and other charitable insitutions helping them comply with their transfer pricing obligations.
Sarah Anthony - Partner, Tax - KPMG
Sarah has over 19 years' experience and leads the provision of VAT and wider tax advice to many universities across the UK in addition to her role leading KPMG's North Indirect Tax team. Sarah's approach ensures that her clients are able to maximise the opportunity to increase VAT recovery and/or identify VAT reliefs while also making sure that tax risk issues are addressed. Sarah enjoys helping her clients on the full range of complex tax matters that arise for universities whether that is dealing with International Tax issues as they arise, supporting on capital projects or anything and everything else that crops up! Outside of work, Sarah can often be found watching her eldest daughter in swimming galas or her youngest daughter in football matches and inspired by them is trying to be more active herself!
Julia Ascott - Employment Taxes Specialist - BUFDG
Robin Bailey - Tax Director - Mazars
Anne-Marie Boden - Senior Manager Employment Solutions - KPMG
Anne-Marie has over 30 years’ experience in employment tax and joined KPMG in 2013. Anne-Marie spent over 18 years working for HMRC. But don’t hold that against her, what it means is she is able to ‘think like HMRC’ and this enables her to help her clients minimise the impact of HMRC compliance reviews. Anne-Marie is a specialises in working with public sector bodies, she is currently advising a large number of clients on the impact of the off payroll working rules, expenses and benefits, Travel and Subsistence, HMRC enquiries, National Minimum Wage, holiday pay and termination payment to name a few. But this is not all there is to her, in a former life she was lucky enough to meet the Queen when she won the Royal Welsh Horse Show on her show pony. She also once won the prize for most perfect butternut squash at the allotment society show!
Peter Chapman - Tax Director - KPMG
Millie Crosse - Tax Senior Manager - KPMG
Marie Green - Director - Vialto
Marie leads Vialto Partners’ Higher Education offering globally and advises universities on both domestic and overseas employment tax matters. She has 25 years’ experience helping organisations both in the public and private sector manage employment tax risk, establish robust policies and processes to maximise efficiencies and manage costs. Marie works closely with a significant number of universities helping them to implement their Internationalisation strategies. Recent projects include leading the setup of a JEI in China, hosting a number of global mobility risk workshops, helping HEI’s with understanding the implications of having academics working overseas throughout COVID, supporting a HEI with implementing the right policy and process for the future, advising on senior academic moves from a tax, social security and payroll perspective.
Gregory Hill - Tax Technology Senior Manager - KPMG
Greg trained as a VAT advisor and has worked in tax technology for the last 7 years. Greg’s particular experience is in automating indirect tax data processes and compliance to ensure that businesses can meet the Making Tax Digital for VAT requirements and file their returns efficiently and correctly. Greg has worked with a number of universities and other major businesses to automate their VAT processes and currently leads KPMG’s outsourced UK VAT compliance offering.
Jennifer Lee - Senior Manager - PwC
Jen is a Senior Manager in the Southern Indirect Tax team at PwC with over 10 years’ experience in advising Government and Public sector organisations. Her experience includes VAT planning in respect of large capital projects, advising on complex international indirect tax matters, coordinating global indirect compliance and advising on large transactions. Jen works closely with over 30 Universities.
Liz Maher - VAT Director - Centurion VAT
Centurion Indirect Tax team, which is now a part of the Xeinadin Group, a new entrant into the top 20 UK accountancy firms is a long standing supporter of the Education Sector, having started as a university trading sub. In VAT since 1984 Liz still finds VAT "interesting".
Andrea Marshall - Tax Specialist - BUFDG
Qing Miao - Director - Vialto
Qing is the Global Lead for International China Market at Vialto Partners; specialised in the emerging markets and Higher Education sectors. She is a regular attendee at the BUFDG global mobility roundtables and holds a wealth of information on practical challenges when working across the globe (from personal experience).
Charlotte Middleton - Indirect Tax Senior Manager - KPMG
Charlotte has worked in the KPMG VAT team for nearly 23 years and a big focus of her time is within the education sector. Charlotte likes a challenge and is keen to support clients with solutions to their VAT issues and queries - anything that makes VAT easier to manage has to be a good thing!
Paul Moreels - Director of Employment Solutions - KPMG
Paul has over 16 years' of experience with KPMG and leads the Employment Solutions practice in Higher Education and the public sector. He provides advice to many Universities on subjects such as Off-payroll working, Stipends, National Minimum Wage, CIS, and all aspects of employer compliance. His most intriguing questions come from Universities (Where else can you be asked about a Juggler, a Clown, an Artist and a Poet and the punchline not be a joke). Since joining KPMG Paul has also spent his time trying to escape work, at one point leading a team which swam to France. Ultimately the excitement of employment taxes keeps him coming back.
Daniel Perkins - Associate Director - Vialto
Dan has over 23 years’ experience supporting clients with the challenges of employing staff internationally, and is part of the dedicated Higher Education specialist team within Vialto Partners. He works with a number of UK universities alongside a variety of clients in the public and private sector, advising on matters including income tax and social security implications of cross border working, business traveller and international remote working compliance and risk, and the management of mobility costs, policies and processes. Dan has written blogs for BUFDG and UHR and also speaks regularly at tax and mobility network events.
Melissa Platt - Global Mobility Advisor - Mazars
Kirsty Rockall - Transfer Pricing Partner - Grant Thornton
Kirsty leads the Transfer Pricing team in the UK. Kirsty joined Grant Thornton after almost 22 years with KPMG, where she was a partner in their Global Transfer Pricing Practice. 2 of those years were spent on secondment to Canada. She brings to the team her significant experience of designing and implementing transfer pricing policies for businesses as they grow, expand, develop and maintain their operations and international presence. Kirsty routinely works on projects that involve implementing transfer pricing strategies that take into consideration the number of stakeholders affected (tax authorities, investors, board etc). As such Kirsty understands how to develop practical solutions that mitigate risk of transfer pricing adjustments/ challenges. She has designed, documented and implemented economic transfer pricing policies and reports for a range of clients, including several higher education institutions and groups with charitable status.
Bhuwan Rudra - Tax Director - KPMG
Nasima Sadique - Manager - Vialto
Nasima specialises in providing Global Mobility consulting and compliance services including tax, social security, employer and employee compliance, global payroll and compensation management. Nasima has over 10 years of cross industry experience working with high profile clients ranging from private and mid tier to FTSE 100 companies. She has specialist expertise in the Oil & Gas and Higher Education sectors. Nasima holds a 1st class BSc Mathematics degree and is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Iain Sanderson - Senior Manager - PwC
Kerry Sykes - Impresario - Big for Tax
Despite working for more than 30 years in VAT in the education sector, Kerry has worked hard to maintain his youthful appearance and general joie de vivre. Many ask how he does this - the answer is simple - Kerry loves VAT, loves education and loves helping people. He also loves pies. His experience includes time as an HMRC Officer, a long spell as Head of Tax at the University of Cambridge, a few years at KPMG and now an independent consultant delivering high quality advice at reasonable rates.
Suzanne Taylor - Tax Senior Manager - KPMG
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