An accountant with 10 years’ industry experience has joined Elian Corporate Services as an associate director.

Julia Hoskinson has an extensive background in offshore financial services experience. She has advised on diverse matters such as GST, EUSTD, tax planning for high net worth individuals moving to Jersey and due diligences exercises as part of wider mergers and acquisitions activity.

Ms Hoskinson joins Elian having spent five years as a senior manager in the tax team at KPMG in Jersey. She trained in audit with Deloitte in the Isle of Man, where she worked for three years servicing major financial institutions. She also spent two years with KPMG in the UK before moving to Jersey. Her role in Jersey saw her providing compliance and advisory services to complex offshore structures, often coordinating multi jurisdictional projects for these clients.

At Elian Ms Hoskinson will work with a team that establishes and administers all forms of onshore and offshore vehicles, including companies, trusts and partnerships.

‘There were many things that drew me to Elian, in particular the company’s reputation. Elian is known within the industry for having a quality client base and intelligent corporate culture. It’s also going through an exciting growth phase following the management buyout from Ogier last year; I am looking forward to being part of that growth and getting to know and develop my team,’ said Ms Hoskinson.

Simon Mackenzie, group director within Elian Corporate Services, said: ‘Julia’s extensive and diverse experience in the world of offshore financial services will be a huge asset to Elian. Having worked in the Isle of Man and Jersey she has comprehensive experience of a broad range of clients that operate offshore. I am delighted to welcome her to the team.’

Ms Hoskinson holds a BA honours degree and MA from the University of Oxford and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.