Director of Tax Advisory
I’m Fiona Cross, Director of Tax Advisory at Finerva and have advised on tax matters for 30 years across a wide range of industry sectors from start-ups to large multi-national groups. During my career, I have worked for medium sized firms, largely based in London.
As a Chartered Tax Adviser and Fellow Chartered Accountant, my experience includes advising on corporate reorganisation, acquisitions and disposals, companies seeking investor funding (including Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS)), employee share schemes (including Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI), Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs), and Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief.
I also specialise in international tax issues for both foreign companies coming into the UK and for UK companies expanding overseas, including permanent establishments, withholding taxes, transfer pricing and double taxes.
I am a member of the Corporate Tax Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Tax’s Technical Committee and have always enjoyed the challenge of the ever-changing technical aspects of tax, together with working with people, sharing their passion for their business.
Outside of work you’ll find me supporting my sons’ University sport or socialising with my daughter, often catching a show, or trying out new restaurants in London. Living in Cambridge, I am fortunate to be able to volunteer as a steward at the ADC Theatre, Britain’s oldest University playhouse, in return for which I get to see a wide variety of productions and free ice-cream!