Contributed by Larking Gowen
4/03/2019 - Larking Gowen
Larking Gowen welcomes Rob Skilton to its specialist VAT team as their new Senior Manager. Based at the Norwich office, Rob has worked in the accountancy profession for 20 years and has 8 years of expertise guiding businesses through VAT.
“VAT is a complex tax, made more challenging because of regulations, as well as HMRC and legal interpretations of those regulations, are constantly evolving,” explains Rob Skilton, who joins Larking Gowen as Senior Manager, “but it is the changing nature of VAT that makes it so interesting to me.”
Rob qualified at a Cambridge-based firm, where he gained a broad foundation in accountancy. This was followed by a move to the not-for-profit sector, where his interest in VAT was sparked, and which in turn led to full-time employment as a VAT specialist for eight years.
“For me, the opportunity to advise businesses of all kinds, from charities, SMEs, the agricultural sector, to national and international corporates, is a real advantage of joining Larking Gowen’s respected VAT team,” continues Rob Skilton, who is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. “We help clients navigate the complexities of VAT. It’s hugely satisfying to help streamline the process for them. We reduce their administrative burden, ensuring compliance and avoiding problems with HMRC at a later date,” Rob concludes.
“We’re delighted to welcome Rob as a senior manager,” says Richard Proctor, lead tax partner at Larking Gowen, “our VAT team is respected for its ability to respond to our clients’ needs, as well as for its knowledge of national and international tax opportunities and challenges. Rob’s expertise and keen interest in VAT is certain to enhance our ability to provide constructive and supportive advice in this area” Richard Proctor concludes.
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