It has emerged that Apple has hired Symantec's Phillip Bullock to lead the company's tax department.

On 5 April, security software company Symantec filed a report with the United State Securities and Exchange Commission stating that it's Chief Accounting Officer, Philip Bullock, would be leaving to work for Apple.

The filing reads: "Phillip A. Bullock, who was appointed as Symantec's Chief Accounting Officer in September 2009, announced he will be leaving the Company to lead the tax department at Apple, Inc., and not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matters relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices."

Taking on Bullock's role at Symantec is Andrew Del Matto, who previously served as the company's Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance Business Operations.

Apple has yet to officially announce Bullock's new position.

Earlier this year, Apple appointed John Browett, former CEO of Dixons Retail, as its Senior Vice President of Retail. Browett has since been behind new Apple employee scheduling practices said to put more pressure on 'already stressed' staff in Apple's high street stores.