Accountancy firm Haines Watts has appointed Andrew Needham as an Associate Partner and VAT specialist in the North East.
Haines Watts is a top-15 firm with offices in Newcastle and Darlington. This hire follows a period of company growth and a management buyout in Leeds and brings regional staff numbers to 55. Additional senior vacancies are currently being recruited.
Andrew joins with over twenty years of ‘Big Four’ experience. Commenting on his new role, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining Haines Watts at such an exciting time for the business. The North East region has grown significantly over the past three years and has bold plans over the next five. Joining a firm with a deep appreciation of the regional marketplace was one of the main appeals of Haines Watts.
Donna Bulmer, Regional Managing Partner at Haines Watts, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew to the team. Andrew is a highly regarded VAT professional with extensive Big Four experience and will bring high-level expertise to our clients. With VAT now representing over a fifth of total tax receipts collected by HMRC, it is vital that businesses have access to proactive and expert advice.”