UK accountancy firm Saffery Champness has expanded its tax department in Harrogate with the appointment of Bernard Eke as director.
Mr Eke is a tax specialist and chartered financial planner who has joined from London accountancy firm Haines Watts, where he was associate partner focusing on tax. He has advised domestic and international clients, including high net worth individuals, trusts, foundations, large corporates and owner-managed businesses.
Saffery Champaness partner Dermot Callinan welcomed Mr Eke’s appointment saying: “Bernard is something of a tax superstar whose expertise is as deep as it is broad.
“This is very much a strategic hire as we continue to grow our senior team with a level of talent that sets us apart as advisers to Yorkshire’s entrepreneurs, businesses and wealthy individuals.”
Mr Eke added: “Saffery Champness is highly regarded as a private client adviser and I am looking forward to being part of an outstanding team at a time when the firm is building on its reputation with strong growth and ambition.”
Mr Eke is a member of The Association of Taxation Technicians and The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He is also an associate of The Chartered Institute of Taxation and a fellow of both The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and The Personal Finance Society.
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