Ark Tax & Consulting

Matthew Ryan MSci (Hons), ATT

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Matthew is an experienced tax consultant, having advised high net worth individuals on income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax issues. He has provided valuable advice to clients setting up and managing small businesses, rental and investment portfolios and to music, sport and media sector clients with tax compliance needs in multiple countries. More recently he has helped complete large tax compliance projects for some of the world's largest companies, with tax calculations covering many types of remuneration packages provided to expatriate employees. This has helped him develop a wide knowledge of tax planning strategies and in depth technical knowledge. He is also now gaining accounting and auditing experience.

Matthew began his career working alongside expert independent financial advisers, then worked in a specialist accountancy practice in central London before taking a position at a branch of a big Four firm in Tokyo in their global employment services department. In 2017 he relocated to Suzhou, China.

Matthew passed the taxation exams of the Association of Taxation Technicians during his time working in London with a special focus on Inheritance, Trust and Estates. In early 2017 he enrolled as a student of the ICAEW and is currently training for the ACA qualification. He now spreads his time between China and the UK. He is working in collaboration with Ark Accountancy while also lecturing at the Liverpool University in Suzhou China. Matthew teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in tax, accounting and finance. He enjoys hiking in the countryside, mathematics and music in his spare time.


  • ATT(Fellow) - 2020 
  • FHEA - 2020 
  • BFP, ICAEW - 2019 
  • ATT, Association of Taxation Technicians - 2010 
  • MSci , Bristol University, - 2008


  • Senior Teaching Fellow - XJTLU - 2022 to present 
  • Teaching Fellow - XJTLU - 2017 to 2022 
  • UK tax consultant 2010 - present 
  • Global Employment services staff, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - 2013 to 2015 
  • Tax Technician, OJK Ltd - 2009 to 2012 
  • Tax Assistant, Smithurst & Ryan Ltd - 2003 to 2009

Whether you need technical advice on a UK tax issue or need to submit any UK tax return Ark Tax & Consulting can help. You can contact Matthew here or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Hong Zhang

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Hong Zhang is a bookkeeper trainee. She holds a bachelor degree in Economics and has a Masters degree in English Education from Liverpool University. Her interests are music and swimming.

Edit Kokavecz AAT

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Edit joined the company in October 2022. She is an experienced bookkeeper and business administrator. She is also a qualified tax consultant with a background in UK and international tax. Her interests are rambling, cycling, running and reading.