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Meet the team – Neil Henderson

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In our latest Meet the Team interview, we found out more about Tax Manager and avid Newcastle United fan Neil Henderson. Neil joined BHP in November 2016 as a personal tax specialist with more than 18 years’ experience. He specialises in tax compliance and advisory services and works in our York office.

What attracted to you to work for BHP? 

A Tax Partner that I had previously worked with at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms encouraged me to apply.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

It depends on the time of year! I’m always very busy with personal tax compliance over the winter months – January is particularly hectic! But at other times, I can be working on employment tax issues and advisory matters. I’m primarily based in the York office but also spend time in Cleckheaton.

How has BHP helped you in your career so far?

I have gained a great deal of experience to add to my previous knowledge, and I feel I’ve also developed as a person during my time here.

What are your highlights and key achievements?

I have been fortunate to have been promoted several times since I joined BHP and now have a role as a Tax Manager.

What or who inspires you at work?

I am inspired by our Managing Partners, Lisa Leighton and Hamish Morrison. I appreciate their positive attitude towards the firm, which makes me want to play my part in bringing success to BHP.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for a role at BHP?

I would say that it is a great place to work and that you are treated as an individual and not just as a number.

What do you enjoy doing outside of working?

I love football and support Newcastle United. I also coach my local under 10s football team, which is North Duffield Dragons.

What do you prefer? A TV series or a film? And which genre do you prefer?

I would say that my preference would be a TV series, and I particularly enjoy watching real-life documentaries.

If you could host a celebrity dinner, who would you invite? 

That’s a tough one! I’d have Robin Williams for comedy for sure, but I don’t know beyond that – I need some more thinking time!

What is your favourite type of cuisine and why?

I love Indian cuisine – I really like spicy food!

What type of holiday do you prefer? Beach, active or city break?

For me, it would have to be a good city break. My favourite place that I’ve visited is Tallinn in Estonia.

If you weren’t in your current role, what would be your dream job?

That’s easy – it would have to be manager of Newcastle United!