Phil is a VAT partner responsible for RSM's southern regional offices. He also regularly contributes to RSM's budget coverage as well as writing blogs and articles on issues affecting consumer businesses.

Phil’s career began as a graduate in a big four firm where he spent many years advising a wide-range of clients. Phil has also worked as an in-house indirect tax manager for two award winning tax teams, one in a large telecommunications business and another in the leisure sector.

During his career, Phil has built significant experience in advising on a wide-range of VAT matters including; VAT litigation, mediation, supply-chain reorganisation and matters arising from the partial exemption rules.

When asked what motivates him, Phil explained:

Working with businesses that are adapting to new challenges and opportunities is enormously rewarding, particularly when I get to work with talented RSM team members in other specialisms and countries.

Outside work Phil is an exhausted father of two and is desperate to ensure they share his passion for rugby (as a spectator) and fishing.

Phil’s RSM timeline:

  • 2018:  became VAT lead for the south region offices 
  • 2015:  joined as VAT Partner in the Southampton office