Inspire has been celebrating this week, as Helen and Ellen recently became qualified Chartered Tax Advisers, the top qualification for tax compliance and planning!
Ellen Benjamin – Personal Tax Assistant Manager
Ellen joined Inspire in July 2015 as our Personal Tax Senior and has since been promoted to Personal Tax Assistant Manager. Ellen previously worked for a large national firm of accountants specialising mainly in personal tax compliance for a variety of clients – including owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals. She also has experience in advising businesses in respect of their VAT compliance with a particular interest in overseas VAT matters. Ellen studied Law at University and is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.
Ellen is over the moon with her achievement:
“I’ve been studying on and off since leaving school with A-levels, my law degree followed by ATT and finally CTA. Without doubt the CTA qualification was the hardest so passing it is definitely the proudest achievement in my professional career to date – especially now that it also means no more studying!”
Helen Fraser – Assistant Accounts and Audit Manager
Helen joined Inspire in April 2013 and works within the Accounts department as Assistant Accounts and Audit Manager. She helps to manage the accounts preparation and audit delivery as well as coaching the team in their development. Helen has worked for accountancy practices for over ten years and is experienced in preparing accounts for both companies, individuals and charities. She has also carried out SAR work for solicitors and prepared tax returns.
“After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2012, I decided that it would be a good idea to gain more knowledge in tax so I registered to study for the CTA qualification in 2014. It feels fantastic to have finally passed all of the exams and I was accepted as a member of the institute of taxation at the end of January. Although the exams were not easy, I really did enjoy learning the different areas of the syllabus. I’m so proud of myself for having got through it all!”
Congratulations Ellen and Helen from all of the team at Inspire!