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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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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.

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Andrew Moyser

Partner

Andrew is Vice Chairman for the firm, he is also 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 Audit Policy 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.

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Chris Blundell

Partner

Chris has almost 30 years experience in the field of tax advice having joined what was then the Inland Revenue from Manchester University via BT. Since then in his time at both KPMG and Ernst and Young, he has worked with businesses large and small, listed and private, UK-based and international.

He has worked with companies and organisations in all sectors: large insurance companies, international technology companies and hotel and leisure companies to name a few. He heads up the Technology group in London and works with Technology companies large and small on all tax and financial matters that affect such companies at different stages of their growth cycle. He advises his clients on all manner of UK and overseas taxes that affect them and their employees through their employment of staff, both senior and junior. Issues like share incentives, the operation of PAYE, the application of National Insurance, the Construction Industry Scheme and company car fleet taxation are familiar territory for him.

Chris joined Maclntyre Hudson in 2011 from Mazars LLP where he headed up their London Employment Tax Services team. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.

Outside work he has the cross to bear of being an avid supporter of West Ham football club. He carries this burden with characteristic equanimity and good humour.

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Andros Andrea

Senior Audit Manager

Andros joined MacIntyre Hudson in November 1995 as a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has worked as a portfolio manager since September 2000.

As a senior member of the team, Andros has developed the expertise and experience that comes from working on a diverse and varied portfolio, which ranges from large international groups to SMEs. His experience crosses many sectors, with special interest in the property and construction sector. Andros graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics and became a fellow (FCA) in 2005.
 
In his spare time, Andros has an interest in politics, finance and enjoys travelling and reading.

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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

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