Sheffield Branch CIOT sponsorship
We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 2018/19 CIOT Sheffield Branch lecture programme. Following a successful, long standing relationship with Manchester we are keen to broaden our support to other regions, and look forward to working in partnership with the Sheffield committee. For anyone thinking about joining, the CIOT events provide a programme of technical lectures and seminars designed to meet the training needs of the membership; some of which also carry Law Society accreditation. The Members' Conferences are also a good source of structured CPD hours.
VAT specialist Mike Thexton presented at our first sponsored event in October to an audience of newly qualified and seasoned tax professionals. Pictured alongside Mike is Sheffield Branch Chair Kieron Batham-Tomkins from BHP Chartered Accountants.
Happy Birthday to us!!
We are proud to be celebrating out 15th anniversary this month.
A big thank you to all the candidates and clients that have supported us over the years.
We are looking forward to working with you all again over the next fifteen years - and beyond!
CIOT North East Branch
Longman Tax Recruitment were proud sponsors of the annual CIOT North East England Branch Wine Tasting evening recently held in Newcastle.
What a friendly bunch they are on the Tyne! The annual social event was, as usual, a great success with wine and conversation flowing effortlessly. An interesting worldwide selection of Summer Drinking Wines were presented by Michael Jobling Wines and accompanied by an enticing buffet provided by the venue As You Like It in Jesmond. Congratulations to CIOT branch Treasurer Tina Jones who was the winner of the prize draw Champagne on the night. Looking forward to supporting future branch events.
North West Tax in Industry Forum
We are launching a quarterly North West Tax in Industry Forum in conjunction with BDO. Whilst the location and agenda may change for each event, we have planned our first roundtable event in Knutsford at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa on Tuesday 3rd July. The event is suitable for Tax professionals within industry or those with significant responsibility for tax at a senior level.
The topics covered will be focused on tax technical matters at a strategic level as opposed to a straight-forward legislative update. The Forum will not have a sales agenda. A key purpose of the Forum is to enable members to share recent experience and practices with their peers. As such we anticipate it will be a discursive, informal environment where BDO can share their insights on topics whilst facilitating a discussion between members.
The first breakfast Forum will take place on Tuesday 3rd July and will start with breakfast form 8.00 am. Some suggested topics for the first Forum are listed below, however, we are open to suggestions from members about any preferred topics:
Proposed Revisions to the Business Risk Review process and HMRC's current approach to governance and compliance for mid to large corporates Corporate Criminal Offence of Facilitation of Tax Evasion nine months on International trade in the post-Brexit world Our update on the in-house tax market
Our Annual Tax Staff Survey is still open
Our 2017 annual tax career satisfaction survey is well underway, and we already have a record number of responses, but it is not too late to get involved.
The survey is open until 18th December. You can undertake the survey anonymously or if you prefer you can enter your name and contact details so that you will be entered into the prize draw to win a bottle of champagne. The prize draw will take place in early January 2018 and the winner will be notified by Friday 12th January.
The survey can be found by following this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LongmanTaxRecruitment and it has been designed to take no more than 5 minutes of your time.
The results of the survey will be sent to all respondents and in previous years several employers have asked for a copy of the report and discussed various aspects with us. They, like us, value your input.