Tim Ambrose, Partner of the Aberdeen Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been appointed President of The Chartered Institute of Taxation, CIOT, for the forthcoming year. Contacts: Viv Rees, Head of Communications: 020 7245 4109 (O)
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Tim Ambrose, Partner of the Aberdeen Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been appointed President of The Chartered Institute of Taxation, CIOT, for the forthcoming year.
Breaking the trend of specialisation in the larger firms, Tim has chosen to work as a tax generalist in the Scottish offices. He works closely with his clients in the Aberdeen office, where the economy is heavily dependent on the North Sea and the oil service industry, helping them to understand and survive the ever increasing complexity of tax law.
Tim joined Price Waterhouse in Glasgow in 1975. Since specialising in tax he has advised clients in Scotland ranging from individuals and sole traders through family companies to some of Scotland’s largest international businesses, with a particular interest in the whisky industry.
John Beattie, Tax Director at KPMG in Belfast, has been appointed Deputy President and Peter Kempster, a Consultant at Nabarro Nathanson in London, has been appointed Vice President.
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Tim Ambrose, the Institute’s new President, has been involved on the education side of the Institute’s work since shortly after he became a member in 1981. Starting as a tutor at one of the Institute’s training conferences, he was asked back as a lecturer, and then acted as a moderator and examiner for many years. He has lectured at a number of students’, Branch and Members’ conferences, and in recent years he has served as the Chairman of the Institute’s Education & Examination committees. He is a past Chairman of the Scotland Branch of the Institute.
“I have always found the Institute to be a very warm and welcoming body – and as soon as they sense a willing volunteer, there is always another interesting task to do.”
Although he was born and brought up in the south of England, where he was educated at Kingston Grammar School, and read maths and physics at Peterhouse, Cambridge, Tim chose to make his life and career in Scotland, and joined Price Waterhouse in Glasgow in 1975. Since he specialised in tax, he has advised clients ranging from individuals and sole traders, through family companies to some of Scotland’s largest international businesses, with a particular interest in the whisky industry. Some three years ago, he was transferred from Glasgow to the Aberdeen office where the economy is heavily dependent upon the North Sea and the oil service industry, with its strong international focus. Despite the trend towards detailed specialisation within the larger firms, Tim has always felt fortunate as a tax generalist in the Scottish offices, working very closely with his clients, helping them to understand and survive the ever-increasing complexity of tax law.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT deals with all aspects of direct and indirect taxation. Its primary purpose is to promote education in and the study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of its key aims is to achieve a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it - taxpayers, advisers and the authorities. The CIOT’s comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve its aims: it is entirely apolitical in its work. The 12,700 Members of the CIOT have the practising title of “Chartered Tax Adviser.”
The Institute was established in 1930 and received its Royal Charter in 1994. It is a United Kingdom member of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), the umbrella body for 150,000 tax advisers in Europe. As part of its charitable activities, the CIOT also sponsors the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group which works to improve and simplify the tax system so as to make it more responsive to the needs of those who cannot afford to pay for tax advice.
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