South Yorkshire accountancy practice Kingswood Allotts has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of experienced tax specialist Luke James.
The move is part of the firm’s future growth plans and, in his new role, Luke will head the company’s specialist tax and compliance division where he will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the firm’s specialist department as well as delivering a comprehensive range of business and financial management services to private clients and owner-managed businesses across the UK.
Luke joins Kingswood Allotts having previously held a senior management position at a well-known Sheffield-based accountancy practice, where he led and managed a team of accountants and tax advisers, as well as contributing to the growth and development of the business.
Luke is one of just a few individuals based within the region to have successfully qualified as both a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser.
Luke James, associate director of tax, Kingswood Allotts, said: “Kingswood Allotts is a well-known and well-regarded accountancy practice that has been serving businesses and individuals across South Yorkshire for nearly a century.
“I am excited to be joining the business at this time and looking forward to contributing towards the company’s future growth plans.
“With many businesses facing increasingly complex and challenging rules, the need to access specialist expertise has never been greater, and one of the things that has struck me about Kingswood Allotts is that it is a business that not only looks at the challenges its clients are currently facing, but also looks ahead and helps them to prepare for the future by combining practical support alongside strategic advice.”
Tim Baum-Dixon, Chief Executive, Kingswood Allotts, said: “Luke is one of the few people based in the region to have spent time in his career working in both tax and compliance, as well as general accountancy. This combination, coupled with the many achievements he has enjoyed during his career, makes him a valuable addition to the Kingswood Allotts team.
“Tax is an important area for every business, and many have faced unprecedented change when it comes to fulfilling their legal obligations. With future plans to overhaul more areas of the tax system set to bring about additional complexity, in his new role, Luke will help businesses to not only understand their responsibilities, but drawing on his wealth of knowledge and expertise, he will help more businesses to plan ahead.”