updated 6:36 PM CET, Mar 18, 2023

EY Frank Hirth's Glenn Snow named to senior role in USTAXFS's Private Client operations

USTAXFS, a London-based U.S. tax accountancy founded more than 35 years ago, has named Glenn Snow to the newly-created role of Tax Director of its Private Client Group.

The appointment is effective immediately.

USTAXFS said Snow's appointment came as part of a "strategic expansion" of its Private Client Group, which in turn followed the launch of a “dedicated U.S. Tax Trust division last year” that it says has now given the firm the expertise to handle “all U.S. tax matters for private clients, investment funds, corporations and trusts and estates.”

Snow, pictured above, comes to USTAXFS (as the company – which is still legally known as US Tax & Financial Services Ltd. – now calls itself) after 16 years at London-based EY Frank Hirth, two years of which he spent in the firm's New York offices. An IRS Enrolled Agent and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, he received a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex, and began his career with Buzzacott, another London-based tax specialist, on its U.S./UK High Net Worth team.

Snow will continue to be based in London, USTAXFS said.

At the USTAXFS Private Client Group, Snow reports to David M. Daley, who heads up the division, which also includes two recently-promoted tax directors, Patricia Lydon and Harry Swift.

Also new to the Private Client team is US/UK Senior Tax Manager Varinder Kaur, who specializes in advising owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs, USTAXFS said.

USTAXFS managing director Nora Rothrock said the recent expansion of the Private Client Group, coming in the wake of steady growth in the firm’s other specialist areas over the past five years, meant that it is now “perfectly positioned to handle particularly complex U.S. and U.S./UK cross-border tax cases.”  

Founded in 1986

USTAXFS was founded in London in 1986. This was more than two decades before the signing into law of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in 2010 began to shine a massive IRS spotlight on U.S. expatriates and their overseas financial affairs and accounts.

This "FATCA spotlight" soon saw many U.S. expats scrambling to obtain expert advice on their hitherto-unknown U.S. tax filing and information reporting obligations – which relatively few firms at that point were geared up to provide, compared with now.

In addition to London, USTAXFS also has offices in Geneva and Zurich. 

In separate USTAXFS news, the firm says it's currently looking to hire at least three corporate tax experts for its London and Swiss operations.

Information on these roles may be found on the USTAXFS website by clicking here.