Health boost for RMT sees service expansion

The company plans to boost its medical and healthcare accountancy practice by recruiting three senior practitioners to the existing team

RMT directors Maxine Pott (far left) and John Richards (far right) with (from second left) Phil Harmby, Sharon Kelly, Richard Humphreys and Iain Dorkin
RMT directors Maxine Pott (far left) and John Richards (far right) with (from second left) Phil Harmby, Sharon Kelly, Richard Humphreys and Iain Dorkin

Specialist medical and healthcare accountants RMT plan to expand the services it provides and grow the team that delivers them by more than 50% by the end of the year.

Established in 1954 as Robert Miller Tate & Co, RMT has grown to become one of the North East’s largest firms of independent accountants and business advisors, providing services through its specialist tax, recovery and insolvency, corporate finance and medical and healthcare divisions.

Now the company plans to boost its medical and healthcare accountancy practice by recruiting three senior practitioners to the existing 13-strong team.

Further appointments are also planned in the coming months, and the company intends to swell the healthcare team to at least 20 by the end of the year.

The Gosforth-based firm works with professionals across the North East and beyond, including more than a third of all the GP practices in the region.

Led by director Maxine Pott, RMT Medical & Healthcare are founder members of the UK’s Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), and work with medical professionals of every kind, including GPs, hospital doctors, locums and consultants.

As well as enhancing its existing offering to healthcare professionals, the 59-year-old firm is aiming to further develop its services to other areas of healthcare, including opticians, dentists, pharmacy and the care home sector, as well as animal healthcare and veterinary practices.

Sector specialist Sharon Kelly has joined as a health group manager from a practice in Scotland, experienced medical accountant Phil Harnby has returning to RMT in a similar role and Iain Dorkin has been recruited as a healthcare tax senior.

Senior tax manager Richard Humphreys has also moved across from RMT’s specialist tax division to lead the healthcare tax team, and will use his healthcare sector knowledge to provide the wider range of commercial support that GP practices and medical professionals now need in response to the sector’s ongoing changes.

Maxine Pott said: “The medical sector has been a key area of our business for many years.

“We have a well-established and extremely-strong team in place.

“The way in which medical sector finances have developed in recent years, especially within primary care, has put a greater emphasis on proactive, strategic financial advice and business support.

“The additional resources we are bringing in and dedicating to our medical and healthcare division reflect the increasingly complex financial responsibilities facing all medical professionals.

“Using the expertise that we’ve developed in the medical division as a way to develop the business in other healthcare sectors is a natural extension of what we do.

“Our aim is to use the additional resources we’ve added to the practice to do this organically while still retaining a total focus on the needs of our existing medical clients.”

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