Corporate

Grant Thornton strengthens tax offering with new partner appointment

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has strengthened its tax offering with the appointment of Vinny McCullagh as partner.

Vinny joins the firm's growing London tax business with nearly 20 years' experience. He specialises in providing expert indirect tax advice and is a recognised figure in the tax environment having been nominated by International Tax Review as one of the UK's leading indirect tax advisers for the past two years.

Vinny will be focusing on strengthening the firms VAT offering in the real estate and financial services sectors, and leading on the development of VAT automation.

Commenting on his appointment Vinny McCullagh said: "I am excited to be joining Grant Thornton’s tax team. This is a period of seminal change in the indirect tax world, both at a macro–economic and regulatory level. There are a number of factors that have the potential to alter the current landscape, including Brexit and the introduction of VAT regimes in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Combine these with the on-going shift from direct to indirect taxation and we can see why indirect tax is becoming the fundamental tax issue for our clients. Grant Thornton's team of experts are in the perfect position to offer unique insights and expertise in order to support both UK and global businesses through these changes, and I am looking forward to working with them."

Clive Fathers, Head of London Tax at Grant Thornton commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Vinny to the firm. Technology is starting to become a major disruptor in the tax arena and Vinny's extensive experience will be invaluable in leading the firm's VAT offering in this area. By identifying these key growth areas and continuing to invest in our people, through external hires and promoting our own internal talent, we can look to build on our on-going growth.

"At Grant Thornton we are dedicated to attracting, nurturing and retaining the very best talent and within the past twelve months we have promoted a record number of people to senior manager and director level. This creates a working environment in which our people feel trusted and supported in their professional development and feel motivated to perform at their best. We will continue to seek to attract the very best talent to complement our existing team of experts to help fulfil our long term growth ambitions."