Reading: James Cowper Kreston appoints new senior VAT manager

Chartered accountant and business adviser James Cowper Kreston has appointed Jeff Ruddell as the new senior VAT manager.

Ruddell has worked in the VAT sector for over 30 years, amassing significant experience and technical knowledge. In his former managerial role at HMRC he specialised in VAT repayments, complex VAT issues, criminal and civil issues and has also been responsible for leading national training programs and projects in the field.

In his new role at James Cowper Kreston, Ruddell will be responsible for providing VAT advisory services in relation to restructuring for Brexit, VAT cost reduction strategies, land and property transactions, VAT planning and mitigations. He will also be using his experience in assisting businesses on their dealings with HMRC.

Meera Rajah, VAT partner at James Cowper Kreston, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the team. His experience of the processes within HMRC will mean our clients will have access to expert, first-hand knowledge on how to correctly handle their VAT affairs making the entire process much smoother and more efficient for their business.”