BUFDG Tax Conference 2024

11th June 2024 - 13th June 2024
Online - MS Teams


BUFDG Tax Conference 2024

Caroline Jones - Director, Employment Taxes - HE Lead, BDO

Caroline is well known and highly valued advisor in the higher education sector within her specialism of employment tax (over 47 years with 20 years at HMRC!). She has worked with (and for) BUFDG for many years and is BDO's national HE Employment Tax leader. 

Rebecca Seeley Harris - Employment Status Legend - Re:Legal Consulting

Rebecca is a knowledgeable and highly respected expert in employment status, working with Caroline Jones of BDO in a number of projects for BUFDG, including the annual employment status training. She has 24 years experience in employment status, the Contracting Industry Influencer of the Year 2024, Chair of the FCSA Independent Arbitration Panel and wrote (a BUFDG favourite) book called CEST Explained.

Maximilian Kompart - Senior Manager, KPMG

Max is an Indirect Tax Senior Manager with a specialism in the education sector, advising HE clients for seven years.
He is a core part of KPMG's education VAT team, advising clients on a range of topics, including partial exemption, charitable reliefs, capital projects and particularly on the VAT liability of research projects. Outside of the education sector, he works with an international e-commerce provider, who promises clients ""simple solutions"" to enter new markets and regularly liaises on their behalf with KPMG Member Firms and tax authorities overseas to solve international tax issues.

Adnan Patel - Assistant, KPMG

Adnan joined KPMG two years ago and quickly developed an interest in advising universities. He works closely with Sarah, Max and other members of KPMG’s education team on several university clients.

Anne Sinclair - Global Mobility Lead, Kings College London

Anne has 20+ years of experience of working with a range of businesses on Global Mobility and Reward matters. For the last 4 years she has worked in-house in the HE sector, obtaining Board level approval for new Global Mobility Policies and processes, and rolling them out across 2 Universities.

Marie Green - Higher Education Lead, Vialto Partners

Marie has significant experience of working with Higher Education Institutes supporting them with all matters to do with working internationally.  She leads a team in the UK that supports over 50 UK universities with these matters.  She also works more widely with the sector to help them with sector specific matters such as treatment of USS, fellowships and those working at CERN. 

Paul Moreels - Director, KPMG

Paul has over 17 years' of experience with KPMG and leads the Employment Solutions practice in Higher Education and the public sector. He provides advice to many Universities and the sector on subjects such as Off-payroll working, Stipends, National Minimum Wage, CIS, and all aspects of employer compliance. He loves working with Universities so much he has taken to visiting them on weekends (Don’t worry, he’s attending open days with his son!)

Kerry Sykes - Legend, Big For Tax

At first they were afraid, they were petrified, didn't think they could live with taxes on their site, then Kerry and Big for Tax came along, and they were strong and they knew how to get along. With a 30-year career devoted to tax in the higher education sector, with time in HMRC, University of Cambridge, KPMG and now Big for Tax, Kerry definitely knows his onions as well as having detailed insight into how the HE sector works and where tax fits into that. 

Jennifer Lee - Senior Manager, PwC

Jennifer Lee is Senior Manager at PwC, based in Reading but working with HE institutions nationally. Jen is a qualified Accountant and Chartered tax Advisor, and has 14 years of VAT experience.  Jen advises Universities on a range of VAT issues, and has recently been working with a number of clients in managing overseas VAT/ GST risk and registration obligations, as a result in increased online learning.


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