Prior to joining PKF Francis Clark, Paul started at HMRC and then spent 22 years at a national accountancy firm where he qualified as a chartered tax adviser, working with businesses of varying sizes from start-ups and owner-managed businesses to large corporates. He then became a regional tax director for another practice before joining PKF Francis Clark as a partner at the newly opened Bristol office in June 2019.
Paul’s primary role as a client partner is to oversee the tax function and to deliver high quality compliance advice and services to new and existing clients (many of which go back several years) predominantly in the Somerset, West Dorset, Bath and Bristol area but also further afield. This also involves coordinating the offering of our specialist tax, accounts, audit, corporate finance and other services.
Paul specialises in looking after the tax affairs of owner-managers, and in several cases supports the third generation having looked after the business and personal affairs of parents, children and now grandchildren. Working closely with our business services team, Paul also leads the offering of the office’s full back office and compliance outsourcing service to larger clients, such as subsidiaries where parent company auditors are conflicted from such work and the Bristol office Property and Construction Industry sector group. His team’s CIS work involves Gross Payment and Employment Status challenges from HMRC together with advising those seeking technical assistance or guidance around the scheme.
He is a regular speaker at networking events and industry seminars and has written numerous taxation articles published by local and national press.
Paul lives on the outskirts of Bristol and is a keen sports fan. When time and family permit he can be found at local football grounds, around the South West, watching and supporting the local club that he played for.