Weir Strengthens O&G Focus at Johnston Carmichael
Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, Johnston Carmichael, has strengthened its oil and gas focus with the appointment of a new tax director.
VAT specialist Fiona Weir joins the tax team where she will service clients from the firm’s Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices.
After completing a law degree at Glasgow University, Weir qualified as a chartered tax adviser during three years at PWC. She then joined RBS where she spent 11 years primarily focused on advising its retail bank and insurance divisions. Her key remit within Johnston Carmichael is to work with clients in the oil and gas and financial services sectors, offering proactive advice on VAT payments and recovery.
Susie Walker, head of tax at Johnston Carmichael said, “We are delighted to have secured both the knowledge and skills which Fiona has to offer. She has a wealth of experience across a broad range of transactions which will make her a much valued addition to the team."
Commenting on her appointment, Fiona said: ”I am very pleased to have joined Johnston Carmichael and look forward to contributing to the work undertaken by the firm’s tax team. Drawing upon the experience of my previous roles, I look forward to supporting Johnston Carmichael’s specialist teams to deliver sound VAT advice and guidance to our clients in the oil and gas and financial services sectors.”