Jim Burberry has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Midlands from the Edinburgh office to lead the Birmingham VAT team.
With 19 years' experience as a VAT specialist, having spent part of his career within HM Customs and Excise, he brings particular expertise in corporate and public sector work.
The appointment follows an active year for the Midlands VAT practice, which is headed by partner, Stuart Wallace.
With specialists in each field, the team provides the full spectrum of Govern-ment, public sector, corporate and transactional consulting and compliance services.
Mr Burberry said: "Coming to the Midlands is a great opportunity and I am enjoying the buzz of working in the region's thriving professional services community. The Midlands VAT practice has delivered some excellent results for clients during the last twelve months and the technical competency of the team is first class.
"My focus will be on maintaining the team's position as a market leader in its field and continuing the commitment to excellent client service."
Mr Wallace said: "Jim has particular expertise in public sector work and this further reinforces the strength of our team.
"We have seen significant growth in work during the last twelve months and have matched this through increasing our capability to service clients.
"With penalties for noncompliance that inevitably impacts on the bottom line, it's vital that returns are completed accurately the first time around."