Lisa McCleane has joined EY’s Channel Island tax team as a senior manager.  

Lisa has extensive experience working in corporate tax and in recent years has focused on tax information reporting, specifically the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). 

She will be part of EY’s tax information reporting team, led by Wendy Martin, EY partner and Channel Islands head of tax, providing advice to clients in relation to the development and implementation of their FATCA and CRS programmes.

Originally from Ireland, Lisa previously worked for EY in its Dublin office for eight years. Here she undertook two secondments focused on FATCA and CRS implementation, assisting clients with practical implementation issues and reporting requirements and ensuring appropriate documentation of procedures and decisions. She has also worked for another “Big 4” firm in Jersey for the last year, again focused on the automatic exchange of information regimes.

Lisa is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute. She also holds a dual degree in European Business (French) from Dublin City University (BSc) and Reims Management School, France (CESEM).

EY partner and Channel Islands head of tax, Wendy Martin, said:

“Lisa is a fantastic addition to EY’s Channel Islands tax team and her experience in information reporting will be invaluable for our clients. Now is a critical time for those clients involved in ensuring their systems are compliant and Lisa will play an important role in helping them implement their policies and procedures.” 

Lisa said: “It’s great to be back with EY and I am excited about joining the Channel Islands team. I look forward to engaging with the firm and supporting our clients with their reporting requirements at such a crucial time.”