Alan is Chairman of Henderson Loggie, he is also Head of Tax for the Firm and leads our award winning VAT team. He covers all four offices providing specialist advice on technical VAT compliance and advisory, training and development.
Having spent 16 years with HM Revenue & Customs carrying out VAT assurance visits for a wide range of businesses – from small retailers to local authorities, Alan has gained considerable experience of HM Revenue & Customs inspections. He can help with planning opportunities for VAT efficiency, and can advise our clients on retrospective reclaim opportunities, securing significant VAT repayments.
Alan can also advise on other indirect taxes e.g. landfill tax, aggregates levy, climate change levy, and also offers in-house technical updates to the legal profession.
In addition to his tax specialism, Alan leads our Education Sector Group, ensuring that that team meets all the needs of the sector – from audit, to advisory and across all the services the firm provides.
Andy provides audit and accountancy services to clients in both the commercial and charitable sectors. He trained and worked for a Big 4 firm, and also worked in industry for a period before returning to the profession.
Andy has very much a hands-on approach due to his time spent in industry, and understands the practical issues of running a finance function and the issues they are faced with.
Andy also specialises in outsourcing of finance functions, providing this service to companies without their own in house finance team. The service Andy provides means he’s often involved with companies on a day to day basis, providing advice and ensuring their time is freed up rather than worrying about the financial administration side of their business.
Charles works closely with established, start-up, and fast growing businesses, providing accountancy, strategic business and tax planning advice. He works mainly in the manufacturing, oil & gas service, renewables, computer software, professional practices, property, trades and healthcare sectors, and is a business mentor via the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. He also has extensive experience with clients with overseas interests particularly in Norway, Brazil and Australia.
Charles is a member of the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Finance Steering Group. He is a founder member of Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) Affiliates, facilitating interaction between charity and commercial businesses. Charles is also an active participant in the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce.
Beyond his accountancy qualification, Charles has a computer consultancy qualification and can provide assistance with selecting appropriate computer systems for business.
David Smith is the Managing Partner of Henderson Loggie. As the firm’s business leader, David works closely with his fellow Partners and staff, supporting their delivery of services to meet clients’ needs across a range of sectors.
Driving growth and facilitating the implementation of the firm’s development strategy is a key role as Managing Partner, but David has also established a reputation as a respected advisor in the Professional Practice and the Healthcare sectors, amongst others.
David helps clients develop their businesses through Business Improvement Services, specifically strategic planning, sustainable competitive advantage, family business issues, leadership development, personal development, and lean management.
David also specialises in Corporate Finance, specifically investor readiness, business planning, financial modelling, fundraising, assistance with grant claims, company valuation, buying and selling businesses.
In addition, David is a Non-Executive Director for J&D Wilkie Limited, a privately owned global textile manufacturing company, and Henderson Loggie Financial Services Limited.
Fiona works with a variety of owner managed businesses and charities, both large and small, advising them on accounting, taxation and business improvement. Fiona is also responsible for the provision of the audit service within Aberdeen office.
Fiona’s clients operate in numerous sectors including food & drink, tourism, manufacturing, oil & gas service, professional services, retail, property development and recruitment. Working with them from inception through all the crucial phases in the development of a business, she has a personal approach which ensures that she can provide advice and re-assurance when it’s most needed.
Using her experience with Mindshop International, Fiona helps clients develop their businesses through business improvement services, specifically strategic planning, sustainable competitive advantage, family business issues, leadership development, personal development, and lean management..
Mark is a Manager in the Accounting & Business Solutions department, working with small and medium sized owner managed businesses, operating in a number of sectors such as food & drink, oil & gas service industry, manufacturing, property development, professional services, and retail.
Mark oversees the provision of various services to our clients including the preparation of statutory and management accounts, VAT returns and corporation tax returns. He is also responsible for other assignments including; incorporations, business planning and the preparation of cash flow projections.
Mark has experience in a variety of different accounting software packages including SAGE, KashFlow and FreeAgent.
Noreen is a Manager in the Accounting & Business Solutions department in Aberdeen covering accountancy, management accounts, corporation tax, VAT, bookkeeping, payroll, projections and company formations.
Noreen has a wide and varied range of experience providing accountancy services to a whole spectrum of businesses from sole trade businesses to group companies.
She also oversees the provision of the entire finance function (bookkeeping, management accounts and payroll services) for clients wishing to outsource this.
Rod is a respected figure in the Scottish financial services market with over twenty years corporate finance experience gained in both the professional services market and industry. He was previously a senior member of a big 4 firm and partner of a large independent firm where he established the firm’s corporate finance and Central Belt practice.
He has also held a number of senior executive positions in industry where he has executed a number of transactions on behalf of an investment syndicate and as principal in the UK and Australia.
Rod’s focus is on lead advisory assignments for clients, whether they are looking to grow by merger or acquisition, to secure additional bank or private equity funding or to realise an exit or succession plan. Rod also has extensive experience of working with companies going through a turnaround or restructuring phase and can advise on working capital and stakeholder management.
He has experience in a range of sectors including engineering services, manufacturing, energy, food & drink and life sciences and has an advanced diploma in Corporate Finance.
Avril Craig is manager of the Payroll Department in Dundee, covering payroll and automatic enrolment processes for our payroll bureau clients, and payroll support for clients who handle their own payroll. She oversees the timely delivery of weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll and automatic enrolment pension processing, RTI submissions and net salary payments for a large variety of clients ranging from two employees to several hundred.
Having spent the vast majority of her career working in accountancy practice, she has specialised in payroll for the last twelve years, and in more recent times, automatic enrolment pensions.
Avril has experience in a large variety of industries and particular enjoys supporting employers in complying with the requirements of HMRC and The Pension Regulator.