Deloitte has strengthened its Aberdeen practice with the appointment of Caroline Muir to lead its business tax team.
Ms Muir, previously a tax director in the firm’s Edinburgh office, has over 19 years’ experience in advising a host of family-owned and private equity-backed businesses on their tax strategies.
Starting her career with the firm in 2002 after training with Andersen, she re-joined Deloitte in January 2016 after spending two-and-a-half years with Johnston Carmichael – latterly as deputy head of tax. She will lead a team of 12 tax specialists and play a significant role in boosting Aberdeen’s position within Deloitte’s North West Europe firm.
Ms Muir’s move to the Granite City also follows the recent appointment of Graham Hollis as senior partner in the office, as Deloitte continues to invest in its Aberdeen team.
Ms Muir said: “Despite the challenging times Aberdeen has faced over the last three years, a degree of optimism is returning to the city. There are more positive signs coming from the market as the oil and gas sector has adapted to its new reality.
“We’re also seeing a strong pipeline of technology start-ups bringing new ideas to the North Sea and driving innovation. Having worked with some of Scotland and the UK’s fastest-growing tech and privately-owned companies in Edinburgh, I look forward to working with these businesses and supporting the organisations and incubators fuelling their growth.
“The team in Aberdeen is highly skilled, and a crucial part of the job for me will be to support and encourage them, helping to strengthen Deloitte’s offering in the city. There’s a great deal of opportunity for us, particularly as more Aberdeen companies look to grow internationally.”
Graham Hollis, senior partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen, said: “Caroline is a welcome addition to the Aberdeen team. She has a wealth of experience working with both large corporates and growth businesses, leading and defining their tax strategies.
“Aberdeen remains an important part of Deloitte’s global network and Caroline’s appointment will ensure the practice is a key player within our North West Europe firm, which will see us deliver expertise and experience from across the continent to our clients in the Granite City.”