MHA Moore and Smalley hires former big four's Jonathan Main

Jonathan Main, a VAT specialist with extensive experience in a 'big four' accountancy practice, has joined MHA Moore and Smalley as a partner.

Jonathan Main MHA Moore and Smalley

Jonathan, a former head of PwC’s North West VAT practice in Manchester, specialises in advising businesses on complex VAT issues both in the UK and overseas.

He has experience across multiple industries including education providers, charities and other not for profit bodies, manufacturers, telecoms and travel businesses. As well as his VAT expertise, Jonathan is also an accredited mediator.

He has worked with MHA Moore and Smalley over the last year  through MHA Mtaxco, the boutique VAT practice he founded with two former PwC colleagues in 2017.

MHA Mtaxco will continue to trade as an independent provider of VAT services led by Alison Carey and will continue to work closely with MHA Moore and Smalley as a result of Jonathan’s appointment, bringing additional specialist sector expertise, including retail.

Jonathan’s appointment to the partnership at MHA Moore and Smalley comes a month after the firm announced record turnover of £16.6m.

Graham Gordon, managing partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Jonathan is a highly regarded professional and his appointment allows us to do more of the specialist VAT work that’s in demand from across our client base, especially the larger clients and those that trade internationally. He brings a wealth of experience and ‘big four’ knowledge, which takes our VAT service to the next level.”

Jonathan added: “I have really enjoyed working with the MHA Moore and Smalley team as part of MHA Mtaxco over the last year and joining as a partner is a logical next step."