Key appointments strengthen RSM East Anglia and Cambridge offices


Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed two new Associate Directors in its East Anglia office.

Simon Jones (pictured left) joins the private client services team, while James Watters (right) strengthens the employer solutions practice in both Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. Both appointments reflect the firm’s continued commitment to invest in key talent and expertise to drive further growth for both clients and itself.

Simon joins from Moore Stephens LLP in London and has 12 years of experience working in tax with individuals and businesses, with a specialism in partnership tax. In his new role, Simon will provide wide ranging tax advice to private clients to help them meet their personal and business objectives including wealth protection, succession planning and dealing with change, both in their personal and professional lives and in the wider tax and business environment.

James (has 20 years of experience in the employment taxes field, in practice in the UK and overseas and also in industry. His experience encompasses a wide range of employment taxes compliance and planning, overseas assignment/ frequent business traveller issues and employee reward matters. He joins RSM from FTSE 100 constituent Rio Tinto plc where he was the Principal Employment Tax Adviser for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In his new role, James will utilise his considerable in-house experience to support employers of all sizes on arrangements to reduce costs, increase employee choice, offer tax efficient reward options and effectively and efficiently manage their risk and reporting obligations.

Simon Jones commenting on his appointment: “The RSM team have a fantastic reputation in the region and I look forward to helping to further grow this and develop the services we can offer our clients.”

James Watters also added: ‘I’m delighted to be joining RSM during an exciting period of growth for the firm and looking forward to helping our clients address the issues they face in the frequently changing and increasingly challenging employment taxes landscape.’

Laragh Jeanroy, office managing partner for RSM in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge said: ‘The addition of Simon and James to our team further strengthens our ability to provide a full breadth of services to our clients. This is an exciting time for RSM and both Simon and James bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which will further enhance our team in East Anglia and the pro-active commercial and specialist support we can offer in the region.’



RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally.