New head of tax appointed at leading chartered accountants

Haines Watts - Ben de Cruz – Managing Partner / Josh Jones, Jason Rice & Helen Gale (Tax Dept) and David Park Partner

September 30, 2019

Multi-award-winning chartered accountants, Haines Watts with four offices located in Exeter, Crediton, Okehampton and Launceston, announce the appointment of Helen Gale as the new Head of Tax.

Helen who qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1995, deals with owner-managed businesses of various sizes. In her new role based in Exeter, she is responsible for overseeing the tax department and all tax-related activities to ensure compliance with HMRC regulations and providing clients with helpful information.

Helen said: “I was previously working at Haines Watts Bristol for over 12 years and am very happy to now be working in Exeter.” She adds: “The tax department deals with all kinds of issues that business owners may bring to us, which are many and varied, and some are extremely time pressured. There is no typical day, it’s very varied with lots of contact with clients and interpersonal relations across the South West offices and keeps us busy.”

A top 15 firm of chartered accountants, Haines Watts specialise in advising and supporting owner-managed businesses with a diverse portfolio of clients servicing all industry sectors.

Ben de Cruz – Managing Partner Haines Watts (South West) said: “We are extremely delighted to welcome Helen to the team and having previously worked in the Bristol office she has many years’ of experience in our client sector. With an excellent reputation for giving expert advice and client support to owner-managed businesses, Helen’s extensive knowledge and wealth of experience will really add value to our team.” He adds: “We are actively looking to bring in new business and Helen will be on hand to provide expert taxation advice and identify opportunities for our existing clients as well as new ones, helping them save on tax by structuring their affairs in the most tax efficient way.”

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