PARTNER PROFILE: KINGSTON SMITH
Tom is Head of the Financial Services Group and the Fintech sector at Kingston Smith, the firm’s resident financial services expert, responsible for training partners and staff on sector issues, regulations, structuring, and audit and accounting requirements. Tom’s diverse client base consists of entrepreneurs who are starting up new ventures and boutique financial services firms, right up to established international groups. He also mentors growing businesses at Level39, Europe’s largest accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities technology companies.
As a key member of our Inward Investment team, Tom advises and assists a large number of international businesses, on their global operations, delivering compliance services and advising on business structures and taxation issues. He travels to the US and India several times a years and regularly speaks at seminars on the topic of inward investment to the UK and expanding businesses overseas.
As the financial technology sector grows, Fintech companies must develop further and look to diversify their models, changing the way we all interact with our money through investments, payments, insurance and banking. Fintech companies are different to the average technology business as they also face scrutiny from the likes of the FCA, who authorises and regulates some of their activities. Finding a trusted adviser who can assist throughout the whole business life-cycle, as well as on regulatory issues, is vital for the success of any Fintech company with plans for fast growth.
At Kingston Smith, we have a dedicated team of Fintech accountants and advisers; our experience in both the technology and financial services sectors means we can advise our clients on all elements of their business operations. Offering a full spectrum of advice; from FCA regulatory compliance and advisory and internal audit through to core audit, corporate finance, accounts and tax work; we are trusted advisers who help our clients succeed, by understanding their business aims and objectives.
Kingston Smith is a top 20 UK firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, with around 60 partners and over 400 staff based in six offices around London. We have a wide range of technical skills available in the UK and, as part of Morison KSi, presence in more then 85 countries around the world.
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Mark is particularly familiar with the tax issues affecting larger owner-managed business and financial services clients. He specialises in relationship-driven tax advice, making sure that a client’s tax issues are addressed not only from a commercial perspective but taking their personal situation and needs into account as well. Mark has spent the past 17 years working with clients of all sizes, has particular experience of tax issues affecting the financial services. Mark has significant experience in advising PE-backed businesses on incentivisation, financing and maximising value and he has worked extensively with asset management firms, non-bank lending businesses and support industries across the financial services sector.
Mark is Head of Tax Risk Management at Kingston Smith, a member of the main tax committee at the CBI, and a regular speaker at external events and conferences.