RSM starts 2023 strong with a new employment taxes partner in Birmingham

05 January 2023

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed new employment taxes partner James Hemphill in its employer solutions team – marking a strong start to 2023.

James will be based in RSM’s Birmingham office after spending over six years at EY as a people advisory services director and then partner. He has also previously worked at Grant Thornton.

James has extensive experience advising on all aspects of UK employment taxes. He is a specialist in this area, including all aspects of PAYE and National Insurance (NIC) in the UK, as well as off-payroll workers, employer benefits and expenses.

He also has specialist expertise in the design and delivery of cost-efficient employment tax strategies that generate tax and NIC savings for both employers and employees through salary sacrifice.

James joins a national strong employer solutions team, and his focus will be to continue to grow the employment taxes business across the East and West Midlands.

James Hemphill, partner at RSM UK, said: ‘The opportunity to build upon the employment taxes practice across the Midlands was an offer I simply could not refuse. The firm has a national employer solutions practice with a clear strategy to increase its footprint in the Midlands market which I am hugely excited to be a part of, as well as being part of a team of very talented people. With the continued focus by the UK government on employment taxes compliance, it can be a minefield for businesses, so it is a great time to be joining the team to support all businesses with managing both their statutory obligations and employment tax cost base.’

Mark Taylor, regional managing partner in the West Midlands at RSM UK, added: ‘James’ expertise in the employment taxes practice makes him an ideal candidate to realise our ambitions to continue to grow this service offering in the Midlands region. Adding James’ skills and experience will be hugely beneficial for our clients.’

Anne-Marie Welch, partner and national head of employer solutions at RSM UK, comments: ‘I am delighted that James has agreed to join our already highly successful national employer solutions practice. His skillset dovetails nicely with our existing specialist partners, bringing more strength, scope and depth into the West Midlands region.’