Albert Goodman strengthens its Bristol tax team with appointment of new partner

January 16, 2023

The Bristol office of regional chartered accountancy firm Albert Goodman has recruited Ruth Powell as a director to bolster its tax team and support client demand.

Ruth, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of national accountancy group Evelyn Partners (formerly Smith & Williamson), where she worked for more than 10 years advising private clients on all aspects of Trusts and Estates, including tax advisory, administration and compliance in her tax director role. 

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Ruth will now carry out a similar role at Albert Goodman, leveraging her 25 years’ expertise as a tax advisor to individuals, trustees and executors.

This will include assisting executors with estate administration and probate applications and providing tax advice on trusts, Wills and Inheritance Tax planning to existing and new clients.

While based in Bristol, she will work across all the firms’ five offices.

Ruth said: “Joining a tax team at the start of the year is always going to be tricky given the tax return deadline of end of January, but it has enabled me to roll up my sleeves and get stuck in helping the team where I can. I feel like I have got to know the team a lot quicker.

“Having had an extensive career at larger firms, it is great to now have the opportunity to work with a smaller firm which offers most of the benefits of working at a larger firm, but with the benefit of the human approach.

“A smaller firm gives me the opportunity to get to know everyone across the business and build on those relationships. I am excited to assist in enhancing the services which can be offered to new and existing clients”

Albert Goodman managing partner Iain McVicar added: “We continue to invest in our tax team, which is testament to our clients demanding high level tax expertise.

“With Ruth now joining the team of more than 30, we are looking forward to her strengthening and developing our private client proposition and dealing with Trusts and Estates matters which are becoming increasingly popular as more of our clients are seeking this type of in-house knowledge.”

Albert Goodman has 300 staff across its offices in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Taunton and Weymouth and has a turnover of more than £15m.


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