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January 28, 2023

Mazars Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Parts II and III

Those swashbucklers at Mazars are at it again, this time raiding KPMG U.K. for new partners in tax and transaction services in Manchester, England.

Steven Abbott

According to media releases seen by, Steven Abbott recently joined Mazars after spending his entire 23-year career at the HofK in Manchester, where he progressed up the ranks from corporate tax senior manager to tax director, according to his LinkedIn profile.

During his career at KPMG, Abbott specialized in “advising a range of entrepreneurial businesses and larger corporate groups over his career, in order to help clients achieve their growth ambitions,” according to

Since his initial arrival with Mazars, he has been helping clients deal with coronavirus lockdown and delivering advice and guidance via a series of webinars. In the long-term, his role as partner will focus on providing tailored advice to companies and their shareholders, while developing the vibrant and successful tax team in Manchester.

Tarifa Simpson

Simpson, who spent 17 years at KPMG, definitely has the chops to lead Mazars’ transaction services team in Manchester. She was a deal advisory director at the Radio Station and claims on her LinkedIn profile that she has “supported over 150 deals in my career to date.”

According to, Simpson largely focused on clients in private healthcare and life sciences at KPMG, including working on a number of cross-border and listed company transactions.

She says on her LinkedIn profile that she completed more than 50 deals in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

Simpson also says she has two children “who have taught me everything I know on negotiation and multi-tasking!”

So do they get some sort of consultants’ fee or something?

Steven Abbott and Tarifa Simpson partner at Mazars []

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