Two directors join tax wing of PKF Smith Cooper

24 April 2024 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Midlands accounting and advisory firm PKF Smith Cooper has appointed a duo of tax directors. Jack Bonehill and Sam Parker will boost the company’s expertise in both capital allowances and employment tax.

“We are pleased to have Jack and Sam on board at PKF Smith Cooper,” Gary Devonshire, Tax Advisory Partner at PKF Smith Cooper, commented. “We know that their skills and expertise will benefit of both colleagues and clients in our core Midlands markets.”

PKF Smith Cooper is the UK Midlands member of the global PKF International network. The group’s 224 independent member firms operate under the PKF brand in 150 countries, and with 20,000 professionals. The network was listed in Consultancy.uk’s 2023 Top Consulting Firms ranking – including platinum ratings in SME and family business services.

Jack Bonehill, Employment Tax Director, and Sam Parker-Hully, Capital Allowances Director

In the Midlands, PKF Smith Cooper delivers a full range of accounting and advisory services to business owners; including tax, audit, accounts, corporate finance and business recovery and insolvency services. After a successful 2023, its tax division in particular is continuing to grow and strengthen, with an ongoing recruitment push.

Devonshire added to that end, “We are also delighted that our enhanced capital allowances and employment tax services will allow our tax advisory division as a whole to continue to grow and add to the exceptional growth we have seen in the last few years. These hires demonstrate the firm's investment in tax and our growth plans also provide opportunities for interested tax experts who could be an asset to our firm.”

Jack Bonehill steps into the role of employment tax director. He has previously spent nine years specialising in employment tax, including seven years working at Dain Accounts – a Midlands accounting firm – where he was latterly a senior manager. In his new role, he will support PKF Smith Cooper’s current client base with all areas of employment tax.

On his latest challenge, Bonehill said, “Since joining the tax team at PKF Smith Cooper earlier this month, I have been getting stuck into supporting our clients with their employment tax obligations and I am looking forward to further developing my tax leadership skills in this new role. One of the main reasons I joined PKF Smith Cooper was that they had a lot of young people in leadership positions, which was reassuring to me that my age wouldn’t be used as a reason to hold me back.”

Sam Parker-Hully meanwhile adds over 10 years of specialist experience to the tax team as a capital allowances director. He has accrued a decade of Big Four experience in the sector, having been a senior manager with KPMG. In his new role, Parker-Hully will help PKF Smith Cooper clients and contacts unlock and maximise tax relief on fixed asset expenditure, which will include advising on more complex areas of capital allowances related to the construction, refurbishment and acquisition of commercial property.

He added, “I am excited to start a new journey at PKF Smith Cooper as Capital Allowances Director, where I will be able to offer my expertise to current and future clients and contacts of the firm. I look forward to guiding them through claims for capital allowances, an increasingly valuable area of tax relief.”