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Baker Tilly Mooney Moore appoints new Tax Director to growing Tax Advisory team

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Baker Tilly Mooney Moore

23rd Jan 2023

Neil Armstrong joins as Tax Director, while Tax Trainee Jessica Harris joins from Australia

Accountancy and advisory firm Baker Tilly Mooney Moore has welcomed two new tax professionals to its growing team.

With over 25 years’ tax advisory experience in Northern Ireland, Neil Armstrong joins the practice as Tax Director.

Prior to the move, Neil spent six years at a mid-tier practice and ten working at a Big 4 firm, advising high net worth individuals on all areas of taxation.

Neil’s main areas of focus are personal tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, succession planning and business structures. He also specialises in maximising tax efficiencies and cashflow.

The Belfast firm, which works across Audit & Assurance, Business Services, Consulting, Taxation and Restructuring & Insolvency has also welcomed Jessica Harris as a Tax Trainee.

Having recently moved to Northern Ireland from Brisbane, Australia, Jessica spent two years working for the Australian Taxation Office and holds a First Class Honours degree in Environmental Economics.

Jessica’s experience includes time spent working with the Top 500, an advisory service for Australia’s top 500 wealthiest individuals, ensuring robust tax governance was in place. She also spent time in the Australian Taxation Office call centre, assisting members of the public to complete their end of year tax returns.

Head of Tax at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore Angela Keery welcomed the pair to the practice:

“It has been a pleasure to begin 2023 with both Neil and Jessica as part of the team. Both bring a wealth of unique experience that will be invaluable to our clients going forward. Joining us from a mid-tier practice, Neil is well placed to advise and support our valued personal and corporate clients on everything from their personal tax planning to their business structure. With a strong academic record and expertise on the tax obligations from the Revenue’s perspective, I know Jessica will be a real asset to the team and wish her well for her time with us at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore.”

Tax Director at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore Neil Armstrong said:

“I am thrilled to join the team at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore. Already it is clear this is a busy practice with clients across all sectors requiring detailed, often bespoke advice on their tax obligations and options. Faced with a recession and increasingly uncertain business landscape, the need for sound professional advice is clear. I have spent many years working closely with individuals and businesses in Northern Ireland on their tax and look forward to continuing this with the support of the Baker Tilly Mooney Moore team.”

Tax Trainee at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore Jessica Harris added:

“It is wonderful to begin my time in Northern Ireland getting started in my role at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore. They are a friendly and welcoming team who have made sure I felt settled whilst introducing me to clients and contacts here in Belfast. I know I will learn so much during my time here and have already had the opportunity to apply my experience from the Australian Taxation Office.”