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Azets, the UK Top 10 accountancy firm, has announced the appointment of Richard Goddard as Regional Managing Director, as well as four senior promotions in Wales and the Midlands. Chris Dale, Jack Clitheroe and James Wheeler have been promoted to Partner, and Chan Landa as Director. All will continue to work as part of Azets’ regional office network.

With over 20 years of experience, Richard joined Azets in 2016, and was previously Regional Head of Tax for the West, where he grew the company’s tax advisory offering and function. In his new role, Richard will lead a team of over 800, and form part of Azets’ UK senior leadership team.

Previously Tax Director, Chris Dale specialises in Research & Development (R&D), Patent Box and other Creative Sector tax relief claims. Jack Clitheroe is a chartered accountant and a member of the ICAEW. Jack’s experience includes forensic accounting, assisting clients from a wide range of sectors on commercial disputes, large fraud investigations and compliance work.

With over 25 years’ experience in Global Mobility and Employment Taxes, James Wheeler has worked with organisations of all sizes across many different industry sectors. James specialises in all aspects of employee cross-border movement including tax residency and domicile issues, international assignment policy design, the application of double taxation treaties, short-term business visitor issues, and international social security compliance. As an ACCA qualified accountant, Chan Landa has vast experience advising SMEs and owner managed businesses, and specialises in industries including retail, hospitality construction and manufacturing.

Richard Goddard, Regional Managing Director of Azets said:

“We are at an exciting time in the development of Azets, and I’m looking forward to leading my team in an open and transparent way, so that together we can deliver the strategic goals of our firm.

“Huge congratulations go to everyone that has been promoted this month, especially to Chris, Jack, James and Chan who I know will offer both clients and their teams the very best of their knowledge and skills, against the continually challenging backdrop of the economic landscape.”

In addition, four new Associate Directors promotions and 26 senior promotions have also come into effect in July, to support the growth of the region.

All vacancies can be found here, where applications from those who are looking to work flexibly or part-time, reduced hours or term-time are encouraged.