Corniche Consulting


Our Approach

As an American living abroad, it can be quite challenging to adapt to new surroundings and a new way of living and working. Trying to get a handle of your tax affairs adds another complex challenge to the many tasks that you’ll need to take care of on a regular basis, and having to deal with both US and UK taxes can make this a year-round exercise. At Corniche Consulting our focus and aim is to alleviate as much of the strain caused by the additional reporting and compliance obligations that many American expats experience by working closely with our clients and putting together a personalised plan that suits them best.

As our clients tend to be senior executives or high-net-worth individuals and families, from experience we know that as well as high quality compliance work, what our clients value most is our dynamic approach to helping them manage the additional burden created by their roles, their investments and their wealth management strategies.

Our Approach

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A word from our Head of Tax

Jabed Ahmed

Head of Tax

In Jabed’s previous role he spent a decade and a half as a US & UK tax specialist for PwC where he developed a deep knowledge and comprehensive experience of the complex tax issues faced by Americans. He worked for PwC both nationally and internationally, and has ventured to develop tax teams for PwC outside the UK. Jabed worked closely with high net worth individuals and internationally mobile senior executives, often advising on complex cross-border issues, within PwC’s Private Client team.

Jabed is a qualified IRS Enrolled Agent and is authorised to represent clients before the IRS.

“The Corniche Consulting ethos is unique in a market where options for US tax service providers are limited. The industry has historically focussed, and continues to focus, too much on telling Americans what their tax obligations are instead of helping them fulfil those obligations. For senior executives and high net worth individuals the time that is consumed by the tax compliance process is often significant, time which would be better utilised in other career endeavours or with their families. Corniche Consulting aims to assist individuals and families who are in need of a high quality and highly specialised personal tax service.

As many Americans may have experienced, the high-ticket prices often paid to the larger accounting firms rarely translates into good value services. The structures in place at the larger institutions can hinder the development of long-lasting trusted client/tax advisor relationships. At Corniche Consulting we know how important it is for clients that their tax advisor understands their circumstances intimately and is available to discuss situations with them, and work closely with them when they need them the most. We also understand the frustrations and additional pressures created for clients when they need to change tax advisors, as a result we make a commitment to our clients from the start that we will be available to them for as long as they need us.

Every client has a unique set of circumstances and they also have varying requirements, which is why we adapt our way of working around our clients’ needs to ensure our clients can achieve their personal and financial goals. We always aim for 100% client satisfaction.”

Jabed Ahmed

The Corniche Consulting Experience

Personalised solutions

Our broad offering and experienced professionals are available to you, and if there’s something we don’t currently offer, we will seek to arrange it for you. Our commitment to a low client-to-employee ratio means we can provide the highest levels of expert guidance, responsiveness, and attention to detail.

Freeing up your time

At Corniche Consulting, we help to manage as much of your financial life as possible. We want to ensure everything is taken care of so you have time to do the things you care about most, and the peace of mind to enjoy doing them.

Rest Assured

When you’re a Corniche Consulting client, you’ll experience a level of service and personal attention that’s hard to find elsewhere. Your team will take the time to get to know you, your life, and your family — the financial intricacies as well as the personal dynamics — and work in partnership with you to address your concerns.

High Quality

No two individuals or families are identical. Clients come to us at different stages of their expat life, with different objectives in mind, and our personalised approach enables us to meet each need at the proper time and in the proper measure. Our many long lasting relationships reflect our high level of client satisfaction, which speaks directly to the experience you can expect when you work with us.