What sets Alison apart?
Alison is an experienced audit and general practice partner, advising and supporting a wide range of owner-managed and not-for-profit organisations.
Being a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), as well as a Chartered Accountant (FCA), Alison works as part of the tax specialist team advising on private client matters such as inheritance tax. Alison obtained the ICAEW probate qualification shortly after it was launched and was instrumental in the firm becoming licenced to undertake probate work enabling it to provide a ‘cradle to grave’ holistic approach to supporting clients. Alison shares her wealth of experience with other experts of the Bishop Fleming team, combining technical expertise with practical, commercial and accounting experience to identify and implement solutions.
Alison’s significant not-for-profit portfolio includes charities and education establishments. She also has experience from ‘the other side’ from being a charity trustee, including a role on the audit committee. Alison regularly co-presents client seminars and forums and uses her commercial experience to advise sector clients on a wide range of challenges.
Other commercial clients are from a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, professional firms, the holiday sector, and wholesale. In the main they are owner-managed businesses where regular contact and personal relationships are key to providing proactive advice.
Internationally, Alison has UK clients that are US-owned and clients operating overseas subsidiaries.