Sonia Hands ATT CTA

Senior Tax Manager

Sonia is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and The Association of Taxation Technicians with 20 years’ experience in the tax profession.

Prior to joining Claritas in 2016, Sonia worked in the in-house tax team of Schneider Electric.  Prior to her industry experience, Sonia was a Tax Manager at BDO LLP in Birmingham and has also been a Tax adviser working for PwC and E&Y.

Sonia has specialised in tax from the start of her career. She has provided  tax compliance and advice on various aspects of corporate and business taxes for multinational groups and owner managed businesses. During her time at Schneider Electric, Sonia has gained practical experience regarding large multinational groups, including Permanent Establishments and Transfer Pricing.  At BDO, Sonia specialised in R&D tax relief claims within the Birmingham office, whilst also providing tax advice to the wide range of companies on her portfolio covering various issues, including group simplification and capital allowance projects.

Sonia has worked on a variety of clients over the years, including  GEA Group,  APC Overnight, Palletline plc,  Franchise Brands Worldwide (Chips Away). However working in industry has given her a different perspective on what companies do / do not want from an advisor.