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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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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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Alison Horner

Indirect Tax Partner

Alison is a Chartered Tax Adviser who works closely with her clients across the firm to manage the complexities of VAT and to identify VAT savings and opportunities.

As VAT Partner she has worked with the firm for 15 years and previously worked for Reuters, Deloitte and started her VAT career with HMRC. Alison and her team aim to provide commercial solutions to the issues facing our clients, who are from all types of sectors. In particular Alison enjoys advising on property and construction matters and international trade. 

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Alicia Crisp

Partner

Alicia is a partner in the London office, managing a portfolio of clients. Alicia joined the firm as a graduate trainee at the North London office in 2007, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2010. Alicia’s key focus is working with owner managed businesses across London and south Hertfordshire, from new start-ups to long standing companies. 

Alicia’s clients are a range of shapes and sizes from sole traders to £10m turnover groups, spanning a number of industries – including technology, construction and financial services. She ensures that compliance needs are efficiently dealt with to allow time to identify opportunities to support clients as they grow. Recent special projects include providing a detailed support service to a client selling a division of their business, creating forecasts and reporting systems for clients looking to grow their business and assisting clients with transitions to cloud based software. In addition to working with owner managed businesses, Alicia looks after a portfolio of Academy Schools in the area.

As well as her client facing work, Alicia takes a keen interest in internal staff recruitment and development, including supporting school leavers and graduates with advice on applying for roles within accountancy and putting together CVs. Outside of work Alicia enjoys being active – skiing, climbing and hiking all feature regularly, depending on the season.

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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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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

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