Tax and Accountancy Clinic
Supporting our local community
Our Tax Clinic is mostly student-led but supervised by professionals with many years' experience in their field. This community focused initiative provides our students with practical and necessary on the job experience, at no cost to the East London community.
Many people struggle with dealing with their taxation requirements. In several cases, it may be due to lack of knowledge around the process of filing, and the inability to afford to pay for accounting services.
The University of East London can provide support for local small businesses and low-income individuals based in the East London area, on challenges related to tax and accountancy.
Meet with our students and receive one on one support, under the supervision of qualified tax professionals. Our tax and accountancy clinic covers an array of support including:
- Completing your self-assessment tax returns
- Advising about penalties for tax returns filed late
- Explaining your PAYE codes and assisting you to get them changed if they are incorrect
- Explaining tax calculations you have received from HMRC and advising about these if they are incorrect
- Asking HMRC to cancel tax returns they have issued if you do not meet the requirements to complete a tax return
- Advice on deductibles
- Financial planning for small businesses
Interim Director: Richard Otoo (Dip in Prof ACC.FCCA, FAIA)
Richard Otoo holds fellow memberships with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA), with more than 20 years' experience of working in practice as an accountant and tax consultant. Throughout his career as a certified accountant, Richard has worked with a wide range of businesses, ranging from small to medium companies and to large international multi-company organisations. Richard has many years of experience in teaching and lecturing, on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in financial accounting and strategic business management. He has sat in exam board meetings of the Peking University, and HSBC Business School (PHBS UK) in Oxford.
Other key members of the Tax and Accountancy clinic:
- Shampa Roy - Mukherjee is the Director of Impact and Innovation and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, UEL. She is responsible for the research portfolio of the School and has other senior management responsibilities.
- Eric Boahen teaches several modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Eric is the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme, a dynamic course with accreditation from several professional bodies. The course attracts both international and home students. He serves on a number of committees.