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Motor

From audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, through to deals support and transactional tax advice, field team training and outsourcing, or company car ownership schemes, our experts have got the keys and driven growth. When it comes to the financials of your dealership, trust the experts.

Our specialist motor team provides up-to-date, accurate, concise and tailored advice, services and solutions to many UK dealer groups. Our specialists are trusted advisers to many motor dealer groups, supporting them on aspects of ECOS, PAYE, capital allowance and corporate finance.

With a proactive approach and extensive knowledge of the industry, we provide thought leadership and remain at the forefront of key issues facing the sector. We also run sector-specific and focused update events, such as the MHA Motor FD Forum and the Berkhamstead Motor Club. This enables us to actively engage with owners of retail groups, manufacturers and other advisers in the sector on a broad range of business issues, identifying ways to proactively support them with their strategic, operational, cost reduction, risk and compliance agendas.

How we work in dealership accountancy 

  • The experienced motor team provide a comprehensive range of services and specialist advice including:
  • Audit and assurance: we act as auditors for 75+ motor dealers and lease businesses including Sturgess, Pentagon, Delgarth and Vanarama.
  • Tax planning and compliance: we are tax advisers to 100+ motor dealers and manufacturers, including many Top 50 dealer groups.
  • Capital Allowances (CA): we have the UK’s leading motor CA specialist in our team maximising allowances on dealers’ historic and current property acquisitions and expenditures.
  • Transactional tax advice and exit planning: ensuring the right operational and entity structure for our clients, including their trading and property interests.
  • Shareholder wealth and inheritance tax planning: tax-efficient extraction of wealth for dealership owners.
  • Employment taxes and company cars: supporting you with issues such as car averaging, establishing employee car ownership schemes, worker status, and travel and subsistence.
  • VAT planning and compliance: working with you on cases of HMRC litigation, partial exemption, finance and insurance income, Motability, dealer discounts and other specific motor VAT issues
  • Strategic and corporate finance support: sale and acquisition, restructuring, refinancing, operational and business strategy reviews to help your dealership grow.
  • Business support: providing health checks, deal file and month-end reporting, and other process reviews, including FCA and cyber security.
  • Field team training and outsourcing: we can provide support to manufacturers’ BM teams and funders’ risk teams.

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Meet the team

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Kat McEwan

Tax Director

Kat qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and has subsequently gone on to qualify as a Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP). She works on a varied portfolio of clients including owner managed businesses, private individuals and trusts. Her STEP qualification provides an in depth knowledge of Trusts and Estate taxation which allows her to undertake Inheritance Tax compliance and planning work for clients, as well as assisting with technical queries from other professionals both inside and outside the firm.

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John Rossiter

Director – Indirect Tax

John has over 24 years of experience advising clients on VAT and other indirect tax matters and brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in the UK, Ireland and Canada.

John works with businesses of all sizes from owner managed to listed multi-nationals in a broad range of industry sectors. He has a particular focus on supply chain and international indirect tax matters, real estate and construction, financial services, and tax risk management. 

A key part of John’s role is to leverage the international expertise that is available to all MHA MacIntyre Hudson clients through the Baker Tilly International network, so no matter where our clients operate or trade, they have access to the professional services and support that they need to succeed.

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David Walker

Managing Partner

David Walker has been leading a successful Cayman audit practice since 2008 as a licensed audit practitioner. As a specialist in international and US accounting and auditing standards for investment funds, he has led the practice to a twentyfold growth.

With over 150 clients investing in, or servicing, the FinTech and Digital Asset industries, David has completed an MSc in Digital Currency and jointly leads both the Financial Services, and the FinTech & Digital Assets collaboration groups within the Moore Global Network.

Moore Cayman is the auditor of Funds including cryptocurrency-focused funds, mutual funds, and private funds (private equity and venture capital) plus virtual asset service providers and FinTech businesses (mainly domiciled in the Cayman Islands, BVI and Delaware).

Currently, David is Treasurer of the Cayman Islands Blockchain Association and Member of the Cayman Finance FinTech Committee. Formerly a longstanding CIIPA Council member, David chaired its Quality Committee.

By working very closely with his colleagues and network firms around the world, David takes great pride and responsibility in ensuring each of his clients receive a highly responsive and professional service.

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Matthew Herrera

Senior Manager

Matthew is a Senior Manager in the Audit and Assurance team based in London.

Matthew is ACA qualified and has more than 20 years’ experience in providing audit and assurance services to clients in a broad range of sectors including retail & wholesale, professional services, commodity broker-traders, technology and agriculture.  He has significant experience auditing large international groups as principal and participating in group audits as component auditor.  Through his experience Matthew has developed detailed knowledge of UK and International GAAPs.

He is committed to delivering efficient, effective and value added services to all his clients.

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What they say about us

Great team to work with; a great cultural fit with our business, knowing when to listen and when to take charge. The quality of professional advice and guidance throughout was essential in making this deal happen. Richard Anderson - Fenmarc Produce

What they say about us

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has truly been a value additive auditor, which is quite rare and something to look up to. The level of knowledge of all team members and the engagement partner is quite extensive and we have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with them. Way to go MHA MacIntyre Hudson!! - Dishman group