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Construction & Real Estate

Construction is one of the UK’s largest sectors, but it is also one of the most complicated. Our detailed knowledge of this evolving sector combined with our specialist skills make us the ideal partner to help you navigate its complexities.

Understanding the complexities

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, our work with a wide range of clients across this fundamental sector has helped us to build a deep understanding of the maze of regulations and the myriad of uncertainties and risks faced by construction businesses every day.

Our specialist team of accountants for the construction industry work with a plethora of commercial and residential developers, contractors and sub-contractors, civil engineers, surveyors and professional services firms. The breadth of our work has meant our knowledge and understanding of this sector is firmly cemented and we can offer our clients advice for their business whatever the requirements and circumstances not just for today but for the future.

With construction accounting and financial management at our core, we guide businesses from start-up all the way through to exit planning, as well as advising on growth strategies and on how to survive a changing economy and an uncertain future.

Accounting for construction companies

As construction accountants, we know businesses in the sector face an ever-increasing threat of investigation by HM Revenue & Customs. It is common for the public body to impose financial settlements dating back several years to collect tax, national insurance, interest and penalties on any errors that are discovered.

We understand that can be a daunting prospect for any company, but our team of specialists can work with your business to ensure it is compliant with its tax obligations, as well as offering advice on areas such as capital gains tax and VAT consultancy, including negotiations with HMRC.

Alongside these core audit and accountancy services, our highly experienced construction accounting team can also offer advice on:

  • R&D tax credits on innovative construction methods
  • Fundraising for developers
  • Reporting on individual construction projects – from start to finish
  • Land remediation tax reliefs
  • Corporate tax structure to optimise reliefs and risk management
  • VAT consultancy, including negotiations with HMRC
  • Construction Industry Scheme compliance reviews and advice
  • IR35 - engagement of workers and employment tax issues
  • PAYE compliance with health checks on benefits and expenses
  • Profit extraction
  • Corporate finance advice, including for mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Strategic planning to help you get your business to where you want it to be
  • Expert witness for construction litigation

Specialist real estate accounting services

MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s experienced team of real estate advisers are immersed in this sector and have a deep understanding of how quickly it is evolving to meet the needs of today’s customers.

Our specialist property accountants and advisory team understand the importance of timely, yet innovative advice that will help property and real estate businesses to weather any storm.

We offer a range of audit and advisory services centered around tax compliance, audit, M&A and liquidation.

Our team have experience in many aspects of real estate including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Data centres
  • Student accommodation
  • Bonded warehouses
  • House boats

Our team advise on real estate-specific issues and strategies such as:

  • Incorporation of buy-to-let portfolios
  • Fundraising or sourcing finance for property transactions
  • Debt restructuring
  • Utilising Special Purchase Vehicles (SPVs) and entering Joint Ventures (JVs)
  • Structures to minimise taxation levied on development and investment profits
  • VAT - options to tax and property transactions
  • Tax planning for corporate investment
  • Capital allowance optimisation
  • IHT planning on real estate portfolios and long-term investment
  • Utilisation of pension funds for investment
  • Investing in real estate outside the UK

Get in touch

Get in touch to find out how MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s team of specialists in accountancy for the construction and real estate sector can help your business to grow and succeed.

Key contact

Head of Construction & Real Estate, Partner
Brendan Sharkey
+44 (0)20 7429 4100
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Meet the team

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Justin Moss

Partner

Justin acts for a wide range of clients including global businesses, UK subsidiaries of multi-national groups as well as privately owned family businesses. Justin ensures his clients’ personal and business compliance needs are well managed and that future goals and aspirations are at the forefront of strategic planning, which enables clients to get on with running and growing their business. Justin keeps in regular contact to share ideas and to keep clients fully aware of matters related to the audit as well as any industry or legislative issues that may have an impact, to ensure he adds value at all stages. 
 
In addition to providing audit and general business advice, Justin’s specialism is in Corporate Finance, helping clients with fund raisings, acquisitions and disposals, business valuations, share ownership structures and financial due diligence during deals.

Justin is part of the MHA MacIntyre Hudson award-winning Corporate Finance team, and works alongside Cameron Cook, Head of Transaction Services, on transactions and valuations.

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Jay Boyce

Partner

Jay joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in July 2015 following the merger with Birmingham based MHA Bloomer Heaven.  For over 25 years, Jay has built up a reputation for specialist tax advice to private companies and individuals. He is an experienced corporate financier and provides clients with strategic corporate finance advice, particularly targeted to entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses.  Jay has a particular focus on advising and undertaking tax planning for property developers and investors.

Away from work Jay is a keep fit fanatic and lover of all sports but especially rugby union and cricket. He is also a keen traveller and is embarking on working his way through the major cities of Europe before turning his attention on the Americas.

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Andrew Moyser

Partner

Andrew is part of the Eastern Region team and specialises in audit, assurance and financial reporting.  Andrew's portfolio includes a number of large international groups with listed parents, as well as UK owner managed businesses.  

Andrew has been at MacIntyre Hudson since 2005 and is the firm’s Audit Compliance Partner and a member of the firm’s Technical Experts Group.  In this role, Andrew ensures the firm’s audit quality as he reviews the firm’s high-profile clients and more complex audits.  Andrew leads the firm’s audit innovation project – responsible for bringing Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence into our audit procedures.

Andrew is also the firm’s Data Protection Officer and heads up the GDPR team. 
 

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Gordon Thrower

Senior Tax Manager

An employment tax specialist, Gordon started his tax career with HMRC spending 8 years as part of a special investigation unit before moving across the divide to PwC in 1997. He later moved into mid-tier, picking up a “Best Tax Team Award” in 2010 working alongside Chris Blundell at Mazars.

More recently, Gordon has acted as an in-house consultant for a number of businesses, thus gaining experience from all three sides of the HMRC-Advisor-Business triangle. He has worked across a number of sectors, including education, property, IT, retail, banking, public sector and not-for-profit and has extensive experience of handling negotiations with HMRC.

Outside the office, Gordon is a season-ticket holder at West Ham United and is deputy editor of the popular West Ham website kumb.com, in which capacity he is often invited on to podcasts, tv and radio programmes, usually when the producers cannot find anyone famous to talk to.

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What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group

What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector