Glen Vaughan & Associates
Glen Vaughan & Associates was founded by Glen in 2002 to bring the wealth of professional knowledge from city accountants to local businesses. We are based in Orpington but also cover Beckenham, Bromley, Croydon, Kent and London. Gareth joined the business in November 2016 following 6 years’ experience in practice with a Big 4 accountancy firm. The business has grown from only a handful of clients to a portfolio rapidly approaching 350 individuals and businesses throughout England, the European Union and expatriates worldwide. Our clients range from a small sole trader to high net worth individuals and small to medium sized enterprises.
Our purpose is to provide our clients with personalised, professionally qualified advice and a pro-active customer service. In the ever-changing business environment, we excel in providing technical tax and accounting expertise, solving business problems and “seeing the wood for the trees”. Our objective is to prove to our clients that we are their trusted business adviser.
Glen Vaughan CTA, ATT(Fellow), ACPA
Glen Vaughan formed Glen Vaughan & Associates in August 2002. Glen started his tax career with the Inland Revenue in 1975. He was given substantial training in tax matters and passed the first part of his tax examinations with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).
After his training with the Revenue, Glen left to join the profession, where he worked for various Top 10 and Top 20 City Firms. He also took his final tax examinations and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). He gained substantial experience across a wide range of taxation covering Personal Tax, Capital gains tax, Inheritance tax, Corporation Tax, International Tax and UK and Overseas Trusts. The vast proportion of his tax experience was gained with Crowe Clark Whitehill, a Top Ten Firm, who he was with for 17 and a half years. Prior to that he was at Baker Tilly for six and a half years.
Glen uses his vast experience and professional expertise to advise a variety of clients and businesses, from a small sole trader with £10,000 turnover to a medium sized technology company employing 35 employees and a firm of builders with a turnover exceeding £1 million.
In terms of personal skills, he joined Bromley Speakers club in 1993 to learn the arts of communication and leadership skills. He is a past President of Bromley Speakers Club and was District Secretary on the Executive Committee of the UK & Ireland arm of Toastmasters International, looking after 170 speakers clubs. He is also a keen golfer and was past Men’s Captain at High Elms Golf club, Downe, Orpington.
He believes that his 41 years of experience spread across such a wide range of tax matters, not to mention his time spent with the Inland Revenue plus his communications skills, give him a distinct advantage over his competitors.
Gareth Vaughan BSc, ACA
Gareth joined Glen Vaughan & Associates in November 2016.
Gareth started his career with KPMG, a Big 4 global accountancy firm, based in London. Within the first 3 years at KPMG, Gareth completed his accountancy examinations qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). During this time, Gareth managed audit engagements within the investment management and private equity industry, providing accounting advice, valuation and assurance reviews. As well as developing accounting expertise, Gareth acquired practical experience within both the tax and corporate finance functions; most notably, providing buy-side advice on a successful €1 billion acquisition from a well-known UK bank.
After 4 years running the numbers, Gareth moved into the Management Consulting function to advise UK-based companies and FTSE 100s on the efficient operations of a Finance function – promoted to Manager in this team in August 2015. Throughout his two years at a FTSE 20 FMCG, Gareth advised on finance function design, selecting and contracting with outsource providers, managing transitions and holding third parties to account. His experience within this team also extends to business case development, financial planning and management reporting.
Gareth brings a wide range of financial knowledge and experience to advise on both tax and accounting matters and resolve business issues. Gareth has a professional, pragmatic and client-focused approach and his main aim is to pro-actively deal with issues and identify opportunities for his clients.
Gareth recently passed the Chartered Institute of Taxation final examinations all of which were first time passes. He has now qualified as Chartered Tax Adviser.
In terms of personal skills, he has delivered training courses to past leaders and colleagues, become a mentor and performance manager for junior members of the team and developed client propositions. Away from the office, he enjoys most sports and is a particularly keen golfer (played for his University golf team - Nottingham) and likes to indulge his inner explorer when the opportunity arises.