Two senior tax professionals have joined the Scottish tax team at EY in the latest announcement of growth and investment by the professional services firm.
Today, EY in Scotland welcomes Moray Barber as a tax partner based in Aberdeen who will primarily serve the energy sector.
Mr Barber was previously with KPMG in the city and has more than 20 years of experience supporting clients with tax issues across a diverse range of sectors, predominantly oil and gas.
His appointment follows that of Duncan Reoch who left Deloitte to join EY as associate partner in March to lead the Scotland Private Client team within EY Private Practice. He manages this team across the firm’s four offices in Scotland; Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, providing personal and corporate tax services.
Derek Leith, EY’s managing partner in Aberdeen, said: “The appointment of Moray is a boost for our clients based in Aberdeen and the north-east.
“EY has a strong brand in the local market maintained by a large and experienced tax team.
“Moray will bring fresh ideas and impetus with a particular focus on entrepreneurial businesses which will enable us to broaden our service offering.
“It is important to me that Moray is able to make his mark on our business so he will lead the tax practice in Aberdeen and complement me in both my office managing partner and global oil and gas tax sector roles.
“I am also delighted that Moray shares my passion to see the north-east economy adapt and diversify.
“Oil and gas will continue to have a vital role to play in the local economy but the requirements to decarbonise production facilities and the wider transition to sustainable sources of energy present opportunities for the service sector that must be capitalised upon.
“I am pleased that at a time when the north-east economy is facing a slow recovery from another downturn in oil price that EY is able to demonstrate its commitment to continuing investment.”
Mr Reoch has more than 20 years of experience as a private client tax adviser.
The Aberdeen appointments come a few months after EY announced its move to 2 Marischal Square.