MHA Moore and Smalley adds VAT specialist

MHA Moore and Smalley has appointed VAT specialist Steven Cosgrove to its team.

Steven joins the firm as a VAT manager from HMRC where he worked for 14 years as a technical specialist.

He will be based at MHA Moore and Smalley’s Preston office as part of the firm’s growing indirect tax presence across the North West.  

Steven’s role will involve helping clients with general VAT matters and technical issues, as well as providing advice to businesses on their dealings with HMRC.

Jonathan Main, partner and head of the indirect tax team, said: “VAT is a complex area that many businesses find difficult to comply with. Steven provides us with deep technical expertise, together with an added insight into HMRC, which will undoubtedly help our clients to better manage their affairs and their interactions with HMRC.”

Steven added: “My advice to business owners is to always try to have a strong working relationship with HMRC and so it was great to see this is also the approach that MHA Moore and Smalley advocates. Our role is to help businesses get it right.”

Jonathan added: “Our specialist tax department is the largest and most experienced in its chosen market with considerable expertise across all aspects of tax. Steven’s appointment is critical to the firm’s strategy to grow a more substantial offering across all indirect taxes.”

Originally from Blackburn, Steven studied at University of Huddersfield and now lives in Oswaldtwistle. He is a keen footballer and helps to run several junior football teams in and around Blackburn at grassroots level.