MHA Moore and Smalley strengthens tax team with senior hire

Lancashire accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has made a senior hire at its Preston office which will strengthen its tax team.

Rachel Somerville has been appointed as corporate tax senior manager. She has joined the practice from Lancaster-based Azets where she worked as a senior tax manager.

Rachel’s experience spans a range of global consultancy practices. She began her career at EY in London as a tax associate, working her way up to senior tax manager at a number of roles. She has worked for KPMG both in London and Hong Kong as well as Deloitte and Grant Thornton.

Rachel will advise clients across the North West on a range of tax compliance and planning issues.

David Bennett, tax partner, MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Companies across the UK are reviewing their financial practices and how they operate as the UK economy recovers from the pandemic. MHA Moore and Smalley is experiencing strong growth in demand for our services as a result.

“Strengthening our tax team is an important part of our strategy to create up to 60 new jobs across the business to support our growth and Rachel’s strong experience in a range of roles across a variety of locations will be invaluable to the company and our clients over the coming years.”

After growing up in the south of England, Rachel studied at the University of Westminster before living largely in London until her late 30s. She currently lives in a small village near Carnforth. Rachel is a keen rock climber.

She said: “MHA Moore and Smalley is an ambitious firm with a growing team of experts. I am looking forward to using my knowledge and experience in tax compliance and planning to support MHA Moore and Smalley’s wide-ranging client base."