Gillespie Macandrew expands tax team

Pictured (L-R): Michelle McNeill (associate), Anne Marie Renz, Alison Pryde , John McArthur

Gillespie Macandrew has bolstered its tax and private client team, with the recruitment of tax director Anne Marie Renz and senior tax manager Alison Pryde.Ms Renz is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience advising on an extensive range of personal and business tax issues including business acquisitions and disposals, group reorganisations, business structuring and strategic capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning.  She has particular expertise in property tax issues advising developers, investors and landowners on areas such as LBTT, VAT and capital allowances.

Ms Pryde has extensive experience of personal tax working within “The Big Four” accounting firms. She advises a variety of clients including individuals, trusts, partnerships and landed estates particularly in relation to Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax and the taxation of land. She will also be responsible for the management of Gillespie Macandrew’s tax returns team, ensuring the firm’s clients are compliant under the self-assessment regime.

Both are experienced Chartered Tax Advisors (CTAs) and join the tax team at Gillespie Macandrew which already includes two CTAs and two members of the Association of Taxation Technicians in a private client team where most are members of the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP).

John McArthur, head of tax at Gillespie Macandrew said: “Anne Marie’s and Alison’s appointments further develop our impressive tax capabilities, enhancing a team which already provides complex tax and legal advice to our clients and other professional advisers.”

Fiona Morton, chair of Gillespie Macandrew, said: ”I am delighted to welcome Anne Marie and Alison to both the team and the firm. Their expertise will further strengthen this experienced team and help drive further expansion in one of our key growth areas.”

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