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Oliphant appointed partner at EQ

Ross OliphantRoss Oliphant has been appointed a partner at EQ accountants and takes up his position in the Glenrothes office this week, a year after the firm merged with Fife firm Carters.

After spending most of his career in Dunfermline, Mr Oliphant joins the firm from Thomson Cooper.

He undertook his examinations with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, qualifying nine years ago, and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in 2013.  His CIOT qualification is the Gold Standard in tax qualifications.

He said: “Having spent most of my working life in Fife, my network of business contacts and extensive local knowledge will stand me in good stead when it comes to supporting existing clients and growing the firm’s Fife operations.”

Peter Southcott, partner added: “The purpose behind the merger of EQ and Carters last year was to create and strengthen the firm’s capabilities, creating an exciting professional accountancy and taxation firm to help clients meet their business and personal financial objectives.

“However, we also strive to present our team with great career opportunities, and attract the very best staff. I am therefore delighted that Ross has joined EQ.  His tax qualification as a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax and specialism in corporate and personal tax linked to his experience as a general practitioner will be an added bonus to the Glenrothes office.”

With offices in Cupar, Dundee, Forfar and Glenrothes, EQ employs more than 100 staff, and has 15 partners. It has plans to grow further and recruit into a range of positions. The merger last year has increased EQ’s turnover from £4 million to more than £6.5m.

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