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Three new recruits join Warrener Stewart

28 May 2021 • Warrener Stewart News

If there is one defining word for how the last fourteen months have gone then it’s resilience.  Faced with incredibly challenging circumstances our lives and working methods have adapted, whilst our economy has recently proved resilient too. The ONS reported only a 1.5% decrease in GDP for the most recent Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar 2021).

Chartered accountants in Fulham, like Warrener Stewart, have continued to provide actionable business intelligence and support helping both existing and new clients navigate their way through the pandemic. At Warrener Stewart the head of their audit department, Gary Chapman notes, “Over the past twelve months we have actually seen an increase in demand for our statutory audit services. Throughout the pandemic businesses have still had to adhere to hard deadlines - having a statutory audit and filing audited accounts at Companies House is one such requirement.”

To cope with the increased demand for statutory audit Warrener Stewart recently welcomed Josh Taylor (pictured above) to the firm as an audit and accounts assistant. Josh joins from BDO, where for the past four years his has he worked within their consumer markets division, assisting with the audit of businesses involved in retail, hospitality and sports.

Josh, who is halfway through his Chartered Accountancy (ACA) exams, wanted to move to a smaller practice where he would be a more integral part of the team, working more closely with clients.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone at Warrener Stewart even though we have not had much time in the office together,” comments Josh. “I am especially looking forward to getting more involved, and physically meeting with, the firm’s clients over the coming months and years!”

The specialist US tax team at Warrener Stewart has also seen a high demand for their US tax services over the past twelve months – this has led to two more tax specialists joining the busy team.

Robyn Davis (pictured above) is both a US Enrolled Agent and an ATT qualified UK tax assistant. As a dual tax agent, she can advise and work across both tax systems.

Following a degree in sociology at Goldsmiths Robyn went travelling before starting work on the technical team at Frank Hirth. From there she trained to become an Enrolled Agent (EA) and worked assisting US citizens and expats working in the UK with their personal tax returns.

Robyn joined Warrener Stewart to work more closely with a range of clients and gain more experience in different areas of tax. Since joining Warrener Stewart, she has predominately worked with many ‘accidental Americans’ helping them with delinquent filing.

“Often it’s only when people open a bank account, or something where they need to state their place of birth or citizenship that they realise they should have been filing a US tax return,” says Robyn.

Like Josh, Robyn joined Warrner Stewart during lockdown back in December 2020 so has mainly been working from home, only going into the Fulham office once a week, so likewise is keen to meet the rest of her colleagues!

The final addition to the firm is Darren Arnold  (pictured above) – who also joined Warrener Stewart from Frank Hirth. Darren has spent the past eleven years progressing his career working most recently as a client service assistant, helping to prepare US tax returns.

Darren wants to become an Enrolled Agent so leapt at the chance to undertake the studying and exams required whilst working in Warrener Stewart’s US tax department. Since joining in December 2020, Darren has been helping prepare US tax returns for delinquent filers.

“I enjoy working with people and helping them. It is really gratifying to hear the relief in their voices when they realise that we can assist them with their US tax filing requirements,” confirmed Darren.

“Attention to detail, breathtaking practicality, demonstrable value and practical implementation has been a Warrener Stewart USP that we've enjoyed and now couldn't live without.”
James Beagrie - Meon Valley Travel Group