Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business adviser to SMEs, has appointed chartered tax adviser Ross Parsler as tax director, based in the Orpington, Kent office. In addition to Orpington, Azets also has staff in Maidstone, Ashford, and Canterbury in Kent, and Parsler, whose tax expertise spans some 26 years, will work across all four offices as well as with Azets throughout the UK.
Parsler joins Azets from Kreston Reeves, chartered accountants and financial advisers in Kent, where he was a corporate tax senior manager. Parsler began his career at Grant Thornton and has been helping owner-managed businesses from the outset. He has focused particularly on how to help them grow and develop in a tax-efficient manner. This includes advising on day-to-day matters, as well as on more specific tax issues, such as R&D tax credits and company sales and acquisitions. Parsler also has extensive experience and expertise in working with the founders of tech start-ups among other sectors.
Michelle Wilkes, managing partner of the Azets Orpington office said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ross both to the local team in Kent as well as to the wider Azets community. He brings great depth as well as breadth of taxation experience to Azets and will play a key role as we further expand our tax services locally and across the UK and internationally.”
Parsler commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this exciting new role at Azets. The company has a deserved reputation as a strong, dynamic firm, and I’m looking forward to working with the senior leadership team to drive the growth and development of the business within Kent and beyond. The client base in Kent and in Azets generally is expanding fast and I am very much looking forward to now being part of that.
“While I now specialise in R&D tax credits and tax-efficient fund raising (SEIS/EIS), I also have experience in advising on a broad range of taxation and financial matters covering the life of a business from inception to realisation which might include its sale or perhaps, a transfer to the next generation in a family business.”