Kamlesh Chauhan

The VAT rules are constantly evolving with continual changes in HMRC practice and guidance, case law, and VAT legislation. Kam ensures that he is up to date with VAT developments and keeps clients informed on how any changes may affect them. As an experienced VAT adviser, Kam prides himself on being able to explain complex VAT matters to clients in way that they can understand.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2012, Kam worked for a ‘Top 10’ accountancy firm for a number of years in a generalist role as well as being a member of a ‘Big 4’ VAT team specialising in Financial Services.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Kam is involved in the VAT Practitioners Group which is an organisation that brings together individuals with an interest in VAT from a variety of backgrounds to share VAT knowledge.

In his spare time, Kam enjoys spending time with his young children, playing sports, and reading detective novels.

Tom Brain

Tom has been a specialist in the not for profit sector for almost 20 years and his client work is focused on Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies (PIMBs) and Faith charities. Tom’s main responsibility in the technical arena is developing and managing the firm’s internal audit quality monitoring policies and processes, but his technical role is diverse and includes developing firm-wide audit guidance, providing support to audit engagement teams on accounting and audit matters, and delivering internal and external training on financial reporting and governance matters.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2009, Tom was an audit manager at a top 20 firm, specialising in the not for profit sector.

Outside the office, Tom is a trustee of a small theatre charity, which helps him to understand the pressures that his clients are facing.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys cycling and playing cricket, as well as spending as much time as possible with his young daughter.

Stephanie Parker

Stephanie works with UK and offshore trustees to manage their UK tax compliance and accounting requirements. She has particular expertise in managing the complex tax issues surrounding offshore trusts with UK beneficiaries or UK assets, and ensures that her clients don’t fall foul of the many tax traps that exist for the unwary. She also advises on all aspects of inheritance tax including general planning to mitigate liabilities, Business Property Relief reviews and HMRC submissions for both Estates and Trusts.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2018, Stephanie worked in a number of award winning private client teams and has sat on the other side of the fence managing the trust team in a large single family office.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Stephanie sits on the committee of the STEP Kent branch and is a Trustee of her local Girlguiding division. In 2018 she was invited by the Office of Tax Simplification to sit on the Consultative Committee for their Inheritance Tax Review enabling her to put the ‘real world’ issues faced by clients to decision makers.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys cooking, family holidays and a good book.

Siobhan Holmes

Siobhan enjoys advising clients technical matters and sector specific updates. Not only does she speak at events and provide training on issues such as charity accounting and the governance code, she is actively involved in producing and delivering our Quarterly Charity Updates and NFP eNews.

Siobhan joined haysmacintyre in 2011 as a trainee after graduating from UCL.

Outside of haysmacintyre Siobhan is a trustee of a local care charity, which has given her a greater understanding of the challenges her clients face.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her ever growing little boy.

Louise Veragoo

Louise provides tax advisory and compliance services to our NFP clients, including creative sector tax reliefs, Gift Aid, group tax planning, international matters and the application of corporation tax charitable reliefs.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2016, Louise worked as a senior tax manager at a top 5 accountancy firm, specialising in the NFP sector.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Louise is a trustee for a local charity which gives her insight into the daily issues faced by charities.

In her spare time, Louise enjoys the great outdoors, particularly gardening, walking and cycling and enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Jane Askew

Jane builds collaborative relationships with her clients and invests time in understanding their activities and mission. In addition to providing her clients with financial reporting and accounting guidance, Jane advises her clients on management reporting, governance, risk management and structure. She has spoken at haysmacintyre seminars and external events and has written articles for the sector press. Jane is part of haysmacintyre’s technical and training team and is responsible for designing and delivering regular training courses for our audit staff.

Jane joined haysmacintyre as a graduate trainee in the audit department in 2008 and has specialised in the not for profit sector since qualifying in 2011.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Jane is a trustee and the treasurer for her local choral society, which has given her a greater understanding of the challenges her clients face.

In her spare time, Jane enjoys the theatre and museums, as well as singing, skiing and sailing.

Steve Harper

Steve enjoys building long lasting relationships with his clients and acting as a trusted advisor year round. In addition to statutory audit, Steve leads grant funder audits, due diligence assignments and other one off pieces of work. He is a regular speaker at our internal events and at external events. Steve is also the editor of haysmacintyre’s international charity benchmarking report.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2016, Steve was a key member of the not for profit team at a top 10 audit firm.

Away from haysmacintyre, Steve is trustee and treasurer of an international disaster mapping charity and a global network organisation which works to make the voices of street children heard. This provides him with a wider perspective and empathy for the challenges faced by his client.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys travelling and watching Leicester City Football Club.

Phil Salmon

Phil started his career in 1989 in what was then HM Customs & Excise, culminating in a spell in VAT Policy at Headquarters. He left in 1998 to join a predecessor firm to haysmacintyre and then after a spell at a larger firm joined haysmacintyre in 2007, becoming Partner in 2013.

Lee Stokes

His portfolio consists of care charities, independent schools and a range of other charitable organisations. Lee leads financial system and internal control reviews, financial due diligence, as well as best practice and governance matters with a variety of charities. As a regular speaker at sector events, Lee also leads many of our popular trustee training sessions annually. Some of his specialist topics include accounting and reporting, fraud and financial governance.

Having previously worked at other top 25 accountancy firms, Lee brings a diverse range of experience and technical knowledge to the firm, and regularly provides support on complex audit and accounting issues as a member of our Audit Training Team.

Outside of work, Lee is a keen sports fan who supports Liverpool FC and Harlequins FC, and manages his son’s football team.

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