Top Ten Tax Accountants
The fall of Arthur Andersen in 2002 forged a fresh opportunity for several partners in its private client department to capitalise on its HNW specialism. The team, made up of 23 of the former Big Five company’s top partners, formed what is now known as Andersen Tax LLC, advising top entrepreneurs, business owners and ‘the early founders of some of the really big names in Silicon Valley’. The U.S.-based firm then formed Andersen Global, an international association of independent member firms providing services under the Andersen branding. ‘It grew very, very quickly,’ Julian Nelberg tells Spear’s. ‘Its private client business is probably 20 or 30 times the size of a Big Four’s.’
Nelberg, the firm’s UK head of private client, oversees a team that is entirely dual-qualified, to be able to help the company’s US client base with UK connections and business interests. He works very closely with Miles Dean, the UK operation’s head of international tax, to offer UHNWs, senior executives and companies advice on a complete range of UK and US tax matters, including complex cross-border issues.
Prior to joining the firm in 2019 to help consolidate its UK base, Nelberg trained from 1998 at Arthur Andersen, where he spent five years, followed by five years at KPMG and then a decade at PwC.