Blackburn headquartered PM+M – the chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group – has added to its tax team with the appointment of Alison Brown who has joined the business as a VAT manager.

Alison will be advising the firm’s clients on a range of VAT matters and transactions including property and partial exemption. She will also be offering VAT health-checks to ensure clients are managing their VAT in line with current laws as well as assisting clients with handling HMRC compliance checks.

Alison worked for HMRC as a VAT specialist for 29 years before joining PM+M.

Jane Parry, managing partner at PM+M, said: “Alison brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience around VAT that complements our wider tax offering so we are delighted that she is now part of the team.”

Alison added: “I enjoyed working at HMRC but I was ready to move to a firm where I knew I could develop my career. PM+M really stood out and I’m now looking forward to working with my colleagues and helping to deliver great service to our clients.”