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Auditing

It’s your time. You’re facing your annual audit, but feel like you need a new approach – maybe your current partner just isn’t working out. Or, maybe it’s your first audit, and you’re a bit nervous, unsure of what’s ahead. 

So what happens when you contact MHA MacIntyre Hudson for help with your auditing? 

We spend time getting to know you and your needs

When it comes to auditing, you can’t get good results by parachuting in once a year and hiding in an office. When you first contact us to work on your audits, we really get to know your business and your goals before we start. We ask questions, and we give you straight answers. After all, we can’t tell if things are right for you, if we don’t know what’s right for your business. 

We are proactive

One of the things that’s unique about MHA MacIntyre Hudson is our focus on sector expertise. And our sector experts are experts for a reason: they have their finger on the pulse. They know when new regulation is on the horizon that will affect your business, and they talk to you about it, educate you in terms you understand (no jargon here!), getting you ready to face the change with confidence. 

We communicate, and are transparent

Like we said, you can’t get good auditing by hiding in a cave once a year. When we’re onsite at your office, we’re part of your team. When we’re not there, we’re always available. We tell you what we’re up to, and give regular reports on progress in language you can understand, so there’s no nasty surprises.

We are your partner

We believe the statutory audit is an opportunity, not an overhead. It’s a great time to identify what’s working, and what’s not, so we can work together to fix things. We provide a quality-led approach and an intelligent, constructive and challenging audit for our clients. Think of us as the critical friend: we don’t just do your audits, but we audit with your business growth and objectives in mind. We don’t succeed unless you do.

So pick up the phone or get in touch, and let’s talk about how we can partner on your audit needs.

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Meet the team

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Mel Lake

Senior Manager

Mel qualified in February 2009 and joined the firm the same year. She is an experienced audit manager working throughout the Kent region, with a wide range of clients over various sectors including not for profit and owner managed companies. 

Her role involves working closely with the dedicated client partner and team to provide an audit with the highest levels of assurance and minimum disruption possible. 

Mel’s approach to work is to deliver a well-planned and efficient audit and encourage the development of a supportive and communicative relationship to her clients so that they feel comfortable to make contact with any queries during the course of the year not just at the audit.

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John Childs

Senior Manager

John joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Senior Manager in 2018.  He started his career at PWC in 2010 in London working on Top Tier audit practice focusing on FTSE 250 Group audits, involving international aspects and coordination. He moved on to Grant Thornton in their Chelmsford office as Audit Manager progressing to Senior Manager focusing on Essex businesses, ranging from Start-ups to established Owner Managed businesses and AIM listed groups.  

John offers exceptional experience at a local and national level utilising his previous firms experience and he delivers a friendly and approachable working style, liaising with clients regularly to provide an excellent service with a view to building long term relationships.

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David Gallagher

Partner

David joined MHA Maclntyre Hudson at that start of 2012. He previously worked for Mercia Group Limited, one of the UK’s largest providers of training and support services to the accountancy profession, where he was well known on the lecturing circuit and as head of the audit manual.

His current role is to manage the firm’s Technical Department to provide quality assurance to all offices and ensure timely provision of technical support both internally and to external clients. He is also a member of various ICAEW Audit Faculty committees and is a member of the Baker Tilly International Global Focus Board that develops the network’s audit methodology.

David is married to Sarah and they have three children (Shem, born 2004; Sylvia, born 2007 and Estelle, born 2010). In recent years, as Sylvia has become more fanatical, he has become an FA qualified youth football coach. In whatever spare time is left, David is a volunteer at the Leicester branch of Samaritans and is involved with several other charities.

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Paul Woodbridge

Audit Manager

Paul is an Audit and Accounts Manager at the Reading office and joined in 2013 following a merger with a small boutique firm. His specialists include External Audit, Statutory Reporting and Ongoing Compliance.

Paul looks after a wide-ranging portfolio of limited companies from small owner managed businesses to large corporates with turnover of £100m+, including several UK subsidiaries of international groups. His clients come from a variety of different industries, with particular focus on recruitment, technology and toys and games sectors.

He is very familiar with ongoing company compliance procedures and specialises in IFRS, with particular focus on assistance with IFRS 16 “Leases”. He also has experience in US GAAP and Academies.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
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