Who we are
Frazier & Deeter was established in Atlanta, Georgia and is now one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in the United States. We are an award-winning firm with deep technical expertise and an even deeper devotion to our clients.
In 2019 we opened our London office with the same values and the same approach to client service that has underpinned our success in the US. We offer a full range of tax services to businesses in the UK backed by our brand promise of Investing in Relationships to Make a Difference™.
We strongly believe the Frazier & Deeter approach to investing in relationships, together with exceptional client service, will be a real differentiator in the UK market. Our common ownership structure and single firm approach to providing UK/US accounting services means we are uniquely positioned to support businesses with activities in both the UK and the US.
Our leadership team
Lead Partner - London Office
Malcolm Joy is the Lead Partner of Frazier & Deeter’s UK advisory practice. Malcolm is one of the U.K.’s leading experts in international tax matters. He led the team that was awarded the International Accounting Bulletin’s first ever International Tax Adviser of the Year award and he serves as a technical expert and frequent speaker regarding international tax matters at industry events.
His deep technical expertise, culled from 25 years as a tax advisor to multi-national corporations, has made Malcolm a resource for leading news media such as BBC news and Bloomberg regarding tax matters. He has provided insights regarding BEPS, among other topics.
Practice Leader - International Tax
Mike Whitacre is the leader of Frazier & Deeter’s International Tax practice. Mike has over 30 years of experience with auditing and taxation in public accounting, providing a wide variety of services primarily to middle-market business clients in both the public and private sectors, including private equity backed entities.
Mike offers deep expertise to European companies seeking to expand into the United States. He is a frequent speaker at events in both the U.S. and around Europe regarding establishing a U.S. presence.
Partner - International Tax
James Dawson is an experienced international business and tax advisor to growing global enterprises. His focus is on both U.S. and foreign tax planning, structuring of international operations, cross border transactions, project management and coordination of services in foreign jurisdictions.
James provides a full range of international tax and accounting services for both private and public companies.
Partner - International Advisory PracticeSean Lager is a partner in Frazier & Deeter’s International Advisory Practice. Sean provides technical accounting guidance regarding U.S. accounting standards (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), including revenue recognition and accounting for leases. Sean is the past chair of PKF’s International Professional Standards Committee and the former vice chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s (AICPA) Technical Issues Committee, a committee involved in the U.S. standards-setting process.
Sean has been published in well-known trade magazines and domestic and global accounting publications, including the Journal of Accountancy, Chartered Accountants Magazine in Canada.