Career Moves this week: 11 January 2017
Your weekly round-up of the CAs and other business professionals moving into new roles.
ICAS appoints new Head of Taxation (Scottish Taxes, Employment and ICAS Tax Community)
Justine Riccomini has joined ICAS as Head of Taxation (Scottish Taxes, Employment and ICAS Tax Community).
Justine has previously worked with Mazars UK, HM Treasury, the Office of Tax Simplification, the Institute of Financial Accountants and EY, building a wealth of expertise in the private and public sector.
She joins Director of Taxation Charlotte Barbour, as well as Susan Cattell and Philip McNeill of the ICAS tax team in this appointment and will deal with Scottish taxes and employment matters.
Charlotte commented: "We are delighted to welcome Justine to the ICAS tax team.
"Her skills as an employment and tax specialist and her experience with a number of Scottish firms and the Office of Tax Simplification will contribute to our objectives of delivering tax knowledge to members, building and enhancing a tax community for CAs and ITPs, and to be a leading advocate in representing member views."
Justine will also be Secretary to the ICAS Scottish Taxes Committee.
Mike Hathorn CA elected as Chair of IFAC Public Policy and Regulation Advisory Group
Mike joined the IFAC Board in November 2013 and is the Chief Operating Officer for Moore Stephens International. He previously served on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board for 10 years, taking the role of Vice Chairman in 2004 and of Chairman three years later.
Mike served as ICAS President in 2005 to 2006 and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Saffery Champness names James Sykes as Chairman
Alexander Sloan appoints new tax partner
Carrington Dean Group awarded FCA authorisation
Carrington Dean Group has become the first full service debt advice and solutions business in Scotland to receive Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation.
The award was made after an 18-month review that verified stringent requirements on compliance, systems, processes, and risk management and that staff are well-trained to provide ethical expert advice to people with problem debt.
Peter Dean CA, Founder and Chief Executive of Carrington Dean, said: “Vulnerable people seeking debt advice need to be able to trust they are dealing with an ethical and expert firm that will always put their interests first.
"Achieving FCA authorisation provides independent verification of Carrington Dean’s commitment to the highest operating standards and our relentless focus on doing what is best for clients. It also reflects on the quality of our people and investment in training and systems.”
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