Paul is head of BDO’s national public sector PAYE team. In 1988, after 12 years with HMRC, Paul joined a Big 4 firm of accountants based in London as part of their Tax Investigations practice. He subsequently joined Chiltern plc in 1996 and has been based in Glasgow since 2002, when he relocated to set up their new office in Scotland. Chiltern plc was acquired by BDO LLP in 2007.
For the last 20 years Paul has specialised in PAYE/NIC and benefit in kind issues affecting the public sector. In particular, he has played a leading role in assisting local authorities with the settlement of additional tax and NIC liabilities on Equal Pay settlements and also in advising police forces and fire services in relation to Loss of Protected Pension Age.
In 2011, Paul received the prestigious accolade of ‘Tax Adviser of the Year’ at the Scottish Accountancy Awards in Glasgow.