BDO expands North & Midlands tax risk team

Lucy Sauvage

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has made two new hires to its tax risk team as the business continues to invest in growth in the regions.

Salman Anwar joins as Associate Director for the Midlands and North and brings experience from working in an advisory firm and for HMRC. He will support clients with a range of aspects of managing tax risk, including dealing with enquiries from HMRC and working with businesses and individuals facing investigations.

Haris Rehman has been appointed as a Manager in the team. He has also built a track record in helping clients with HMRC enquiries, having started his career as a fraud and investigations specialist at HMRC where he spent five years.

Lucy Sauvage, Tax Risk Partner at BDO, said: “Businesses are facing a myriad of pressures as they navigate the long-term impacts of the pandemic and an increasingly complex tax environment. We work with businesses to proactively address gaps in their tax control framework to support their long-term goals, as well as helping clients to respond to HMRC enquiries and investigations in order to reach an effective solution with HMRC.

“Our own team has expanded on the back of our clients’ growth and the resilience of the mid-market. It’s brilliant to announce new hires across the region as BDO commits to attracting the best talent into all areas of the business.”

Associate Director, Salman Anwar, added: “BDO’s reputation in the market with clients, combined with its supportive culture made the move a compelling one. Because of my experience working at HMRC, I understand how an investigation is run inside-out. I’m really looking forward to working with the wider BDO teams to give our clients peace of mind when it comes to their tax risk and ultimately to help them succeed.”