Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has appointed Ritchie Tout as Tax Partner in the South Wales region and promoted Paul Haley to Partner and Head of Tax. internal audit for the West.
Newly appointed tax partner, Ritchie Tout, trained in a Big Four firm with a portfolio including retail, corporate and professional partnership clients. After graduating from Chartered Tax Adviser, he spent 15 years at PwC within the Management Tax team. Most recently, he was a director at Mazars, where he spent six years specializing in mergers and acquisitions taxation and employee incentive plans.
Ritchie has experience in private and listed companies, venture capital and private equity backed businesses, as well as subsidiaries of non-UK companies, and joins Azets to offer broad tax support to local businesses and provide specialized advice on all types of related actions. transactions.
Previously Director of Audit and Assurance for Wales and the South West, Paul Haley joined Azets in April 2021 and leads the internal audit services. Since joining the firm, Paul has led the internal audit team in developing the service line, as well as increasing the firm’s regional presence. He now serves as Partner and Head of Internal Audit for the West and will continue in his role of client development and member of the leadership team.
Richard Goddard, Partner at Azets South Wales, commented:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Paul and the appointment of Ritchie to our growing team in South Wales. Paul’s ambition to build on the already strong credentials of internal audit has come to light, and this promotion marks his dedication to the company in various capacities.
Ritchie brings extensive experience in a variety of industries and his professional knowledge is a tremendous asset to our team. He will lead a number of accounts within the tax division and will also sit on the management team.
Ritchie is the current Chairman of the South Wales branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Deputy Chairman of the CIOT Technical Sub-Committee on Welsh Taxation. He also edits Croner-i’s online tax assessment material.
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