BDO promotes Dan Brookes to partner and head of international tax

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has announced the promotion of Dan Brookes to Partner and Head of International Tax in Yorkshire.

Dan, who joined BDO from EY six years ago, will lead the provision of tax services to BDO’s large corporate and international clients in Yorkshire.

He also has overall responsibility for the development of mid-market firms looking to expand in overseas markets, with specific expertise in advising manufacturers and food & drink companies.

Dan is well known in the Yorkshire tax community and hosts a series of quarterly events throughout the year for in-house tax professionals from some of the region’s largest corporates. He also leads events for those considering the implications of operating and expanding internationally. Along with partners from UKTI and the banking community, further seminars on operating in the US, Germany and India will be hosted by Dan’s team this year.

Dan is one of nine new partners across at BDO, whose promotion will be effective from 6 July 2015. The firm said the promotions highlight the breadth and depth of BDO’s expertise, and cement the firm’s commitment to maintaining its position as number one for client service.

Terry Jones, partner and head of BDO in Yorkshire, said: “BDO has grown by 40% over the last three years, both through the merger and organically. We are now investing for future growth.

“Dan has significant experience in dealing with complex tax planning structures, and is well respected among colleagues and corporates alike. He will play an increasingly important role for clients looking to adapt to the proposed changes of the international tax regime over the coming years. His promotion is well deserved and enables us to strengthen our mid-market position as firms continue to set their sights on growth in international markets.”

Commenting on his promotion, Dan said: “Businesses are operating in a dynamic landscape, and are doing so while having to navigate the complexities of an ever changing tax environment. I’m delighted to become a partner at BDO and look forward to continuing to work with our clients as they execute their growth ambitions.”

The team earlier this year welcomed tax director Tom Roseff from a Big Four firm and transfer pricing expert Judith Henry from British American Tobacco. Emma Oakes, who previously worked at BDO, is re-joining from PwC in the summer.