Leading accountancy firm Carpenter Box, which has offices across the South, has appointed Thomas Mobee, a professional with over 30 years of experience, as its new VAT director.
Specialising in the charity / not-for-profit, social enterprises, financial services, technology, land and property, investment and corporate sectors, Thomas joins Carpenter Box from a Top 25 accountancy firm, where he spent nearly six years as an associate director.
Prior to this, he worked for another firm on high profile litigious VAT cases on behalf of organisations such as the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Cambridge University, Oxfam and Wood Green Animal Shelters.
Over the years, Thomas has gained a reputation for his fearlessness in taking HMRC to task, presenting cases in court should the circumstances require it, and winning!
In his new role at Carpenter Box, Thomas will head up the firm’s VAT practice and support partners with high quality VAT and indirect tax advice for businesses, both large and small. He plans to grow VAT into a service line in its own right, by proactively going to market and pitching for new business.
Thomas said: “I was attracted to Carpenter Box because it is a modern, forward-thinking firm that caters to the gig economy, which is underserved by accountancy firms. This growing market represents a big revenue opportunity, so I am excited to be a part of it.
“I have been spending the last few weeks getting to know the partners and my team, which comprises a VAT manager, assistant manager and two trainees. So far everyone has been enormously welcoming, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Thomas read law at university and passed the bar exam. He also worked as a HMRC tax inspector for seven years, so he is deeply knowledgeable about VAT and the laws governing it.
Stuart Noakes, Head of Tax at Carpenter Box, added: “A no-nonsense VAT director, with the reputation, breadth of experience and expertise that Thomas has, is exactly what we are looking for. We were absolutely delighted when he agreed to join us, I wish him a long and prosperous future with the firm.”