North West accounting and business advisory firm, Baldwins, a CogitalGroup company, has strengthened its leadership team with a new tax director, and appointed a graduate.
Jenny Pape has been promoted from her previous position of senior manager to tax director and will now be responsible for generating business and raising the profile of the firm’s Lancaster office across the North Lancashire and South Cumbria corporate community.
Having worked with one of the big four accountancy firms, KPMG, Jenny has seven years’ experience advising SMEs and owner-managed businesses, as well as charitable organisations and international groups, on all aspects of corporation tax.
Susanna Cassey, director at Baldwins, said: “Jenny joined the office 18 months ago and has quickly become a key figure in the Lancaster business community. Her promotion to tax director recognises this and means the office’s senior team is now firmly in place for the future.”
The remit of tax director will include continuing to maintain the relationships that Jenny has built with existing clients, while also developing her team to ensure the future success of the business.
Jenny said: “I’ve had a thoroughly enjoyable start to my career at Baldwins and have been getting to know many businesses across the region. Lancashire and Cumbria are home to a wealth of businesses operating in a variety of sectors, and it’s great to be able to offer specialist tax advice to them from our base in Lancaster.
“My promotion to tax director demonstrates the recognition and investment the firm has in its people, and we are keen to continue attracting talented professionals to push the office forward.”
Baldwins has also added a graduate to its team, Andrew Chambers. A qualified teacher with a BSc in mathematics and a seven-year teaching career Andrew will fulfil the role of audit and accounts assistant. He will act as a junior on audit and exempt assignments under the supervision of seniors.
Susanna continued: “Andrew demonstrates our continued investment in graduate ACA trainees. He has a mature attitude, is enthusiastic and is keen to learn and develop.”