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Leading VAT specialist joins Inverness accountancy team

By Rachel Smart

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Grant Mackay
Grant Mackay

Chiene + Tait (C+T) has announced the appointment of Grant Mackay, a leading VAT specialist with more than 25 years’ experience, to its Inverness team.

With experience across in a number of core sectors including agriculture, landed estates, charities, public sector and owner managed businesses, Mr Mackay joins from ‘Big Four’ firm EY where he spent over two decades advising clients throughout the Highlands & Islands, Scotland, and other parts of the UK. Earlier in his career he served as a VAT Inspector for HM Customs & Excise and he also worked with an independent VAT consultancy advising NHS clients.

Mr Mackay returns to frontline accountancy practice after a completing a recent sabbatical where he worked with leading environmental charity Changeworks, as the Centre Manager for the Highlands & Islands. In that role he led the team in its successful delivery of the Home Energy Scotland contract with the Energy Saving Trust.

Iain Masterton, C+T’s Head of VAT, said: “Grant’s appointment is significant for the firm’s VAT Team and our Inverness operation. He brings a wealth of diverse business experience and has developed in depth knowledge from working across many of our core client sector. He will add further strength and dynamism to our growing team."

Mr Mackay said: “I am excited to be working with the successful and ambitious C+T VAT team and joining the firm’s expanding Inverness operation. C+T has established a strong reputation across the Highlands since opening its Inverness office and I look forward to contributing to its further growth by supporting its clients on a range of VAT-related matters and wider business issues.”

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