Neil Norman appointed to board of international accountancy body

Neil Norman, the head of Chiene + Tait’s (C+T) Entrepreneurial Tax Team, has been appointed to the board of the global accountancy association AGN.

Representing 200 separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses in over 80 countries, AGN promotes worldwide expertise, best practice and new developments to improve the quality of accountancy services and support international operations for its clients.

As a member of the AGN board, Neil will support the organisation in its aims of increasing cross-border collaboration and further raising the standards of client service amongst its member firms. His appointment in this new role follows ongoing growth in C+T’s work with other AGN members, supporting both international and UK-based firms on advisory projects.

This appointment coincides with Neil and his fellow C+T Tax Partner John Rodger being jointly named as the firm’s new Heads of Taxation.

Carol Flockhart, C+T’s Managing Partner said: “We’re delighted for Neil on his appointment to AGN’s board. This is a strategically influential role which will promote both the firm and AGN’s Scottish membership at an international level. The appointment reflects the energy and expertise that Neil has brought to his work with the organisation.

“I’m also pleased to announce Neil and John Rodger being appointed as the new Heads of Taxation at Chiene + Tait. The joint appointment of an entrepreneurial tax expert and a property sector specialist brings a new and dynamic perspective to this role.”

Malcolm Ward, CEO of AGN International said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Neil to our board. He is an experienced and passionate professional with a proven track record as a business adviser. Neil is also a well-known figure within the UK entrepreneurial and start-up community whose involvement will further support our aim of enhancing AGN’s reputation across the world.”

New AGN International report: Cyber Security: Bitcoin or bust?

Only 12 months ago you could buy a Bitcoin for about $600; now the same thing would cost you around $12,000. In December, that figure was $17,000. Bitcoin is one of the so-called ‘cryptocurrencies’ but the most successful by far: its market value has at times been greater than that of Disney or IBM. In fact, Bitcoin is bigger than the total currency supply of Denmark!

Welcome to the fourth AGN Global Business Voice. In this edition, we look at the controversial phenomenon of the rise (and now slight fall) of cryptocurrencies. The AGN Global Business Voice (GBV) panel surveyed 44 senior accountancy and business advisory professionals from leading firms across the world. The panel were quizzed on how they and their clients are responding to the
cryptocurrency rollercoaster.

To download the report and view the results in full, please click here.