Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s leading accountancy firm BHP has added to its ever-growing tax department after taking on chartered tax advisor Peter Dobson.
Peter, aged 30, makes the move to the firm, having previously worked for Deloitte in their Global Mobility team based in Manchester.
Originally from Doncaster, Peter is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University where he earned an undergraduate and a master’s degree, both in accounting.
Peter has previously worked in personal tax before shifting to expat matters and is looking forward to combining the two at BHP. His appointment boosts the team to a total of 53 tax advisors, 23 of which are chartered – making it one of the largest in the Yorkshire region.
He said: “I like working with numbers, tax was always a favourite topic of mine at university and I decided that was the route I wanted to go down afterwards.”
On his decision to join the firm, he said: “Having spoken to people who know BHP personally, it was so highly recommended by them that I was convinced to join.
“I was keen to join a firm of this size to allow me to work across all taxes and BHP stood-out in the mid-tier market as both an innovator and a well-known people-centric business.”
BHP was recently recognised by the Sunday Times in their 100 Best Companies to Work For list – now in its 19th year, the hard-fought and nationally-celebrated list recognises the very best in employee engagement around the country.
BHP has more than 300 staff, including 31 partners. Over the last 10 years the business has increased turnover from £8m to over £22m.
BHP remains in the top 35 accountancy firms in the UK and was also recently recognised with the Community Award at the Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards. The firm has five offices in Sheffield, Cleckheaton, Leeds, Chesterfield, and York.