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The TaxAssist Group is pleased to announce a further strengthening of its Board with the appointment of Ray Clarke FCCA, CTA to its board of Directors with effect from 1 January 2016. 

Ray, who has been working at TaxAssist for over a year already as Group Head of Technical, comes from a varied background, having served in the Royal Navy for 5 years before entering the world of tax and accountancy with the Inland Revenue.  He then moved over to working in practice, spending 26 years looking after owner manager businesses in the small and medium business sector.  Ray joined TaxAssist straight from a specialist London tax practice where he was Senior Corporate and Business Tax Manager. 

Ray’s new role will be to take responsibility for all technical aspects of the TaxAssist franchise network, primarily support and training on all aspects of accounts and tax, the visit & audit programmes and being the main contact point for technical partners.

Phil Sullivan, Group Operations Director comments, “We are delighted to welcome Ray to the TaxAssist Accountants Executive Team and Board. His combined experience and knowledge will be invaluable to enable us to continue to deliver the very best quality support to our network of franchisees.”

Ray joins Karl Sandall, Phil Sullivan and Sarah Robertson on the Executive Director team which ensures the smooth operation of the franchise in both the UK and internationally.