Chartered accountants PKF Francis Clark have appointed a new Partner, Karen Bowen at its Exeter office. The promotion brings the total partnership to 55 with the firm now employing over 700 staff across the region.
Karen joined PKF Francis Clark in 2012 having previously worked in a ‘Big 4’ firm for almost 25 years. She is a member of the Institute of Tax Technicians. Karen will be leading the Exeter Private Client Team providing compliance and advisory services, she has extensive experience advising high net worth individuals regarding their tax planning needs including inheritance tax planning and advising on the taxation of UK trusts. Karen specialises in the international aspects of clients’ tax affairs and also has extensive experience providing domicile reviews and tax advice for non-UK domicilaries.
PKF Francis Clark Managing Partner Andrew Richards commented:
“The firm has grown rapidly in recent years, there have been a number of significant mergers and the firm is a member of the PKF International Network. These substantial developments have been reflected in rising staff numbers, investment in new sectors and clients of all sizes.
“I would like to congratulate Karen on her well-deserved promotion. Her expertise in advising on offshore issues means we can deliver global advice in collaboration with our PKF partners in different countries, ensuring our clients’ needs can be met by a local firm with the benefit of worldwide reach.”
“I am greatly looking forward to my new role. As legislation becomes more complex and tax authorities harden their attitudes to tax planning, the need for specialist tax advice has never been greater. With our team of award winning experts and being part of a global network we are in a fantastic position of being able to offer the best possible advice and service to our clients.”