Karen McGrory, who joins the mid-tier firm’s expatriate team in London and Jane Mulholland, who joins the corporate tax team in Southampton, will both begin their roles this month.
McGrory, previously a senior tax partner at KPMG, has joined from RSM Tenon where she was associate director and progressed to partner in 2010. She has specialised in international mobility tax, HR and expatriate tax matters.
Mulholland has been tax director at PwC in Southampton since 2009. She qualified with PwC, where she progressed to tax manager.
Following a period as an accountancy lecturer, she joined Arthur Andersen as a senior corporate tax manager. Mulholland returns to BDO after having worked previously with the firm in Southampton in 2003 as tax director.
Paul Eagland, head of tax at BDO LLP said, “We’re seeing an increasing amount of work within corporate tax and specialist areas such as expatriate services. Though much of the tax work that ambitious businesses need is still UK-based, there’s an uplift in international tax requirements from our clients, both in London and regionally.
Following our merger, and as we further grow our client base across the UK, we’re continuing to actively recruit high-calibre advisers at various levels to cater for this demand. Karen and Jane bring considerable and relevant experience to their local offices and the partnership as a whole.”
McGrory is next in a line of RSM Tenon partners to leave this year, with 15 partners joining rival mid-tier firm Mazars since May. RSM Tenon was subject to a takeover offer from rival mid-tier firm Baker Tilly earlier this year, before eventually being bought out of administration in a pre-pack deal at the end of August.