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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.

Get in touch, and let’s drive towards growth together.

Meet the team

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Andrew Dennison

Audit and Accounts Manager

Since qualifying with MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2007, Andrew has been kept busy with a wide variety of assignments which has resulted in a breadth of knowledge and experience in helping businesses deal with compliance work, management reporting, internal accounting systems and much more.  As a result, Andrew’s specialist areas range from Solicitor’s Accounts Rules audits to being a certified Xero adviser.

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Geeta Morgan

Audit Director

Geeta began her accountancy career in London 1995, becoming a member of the ACCA in 1998. Her early experience consisted largely of audit, principally in the financial services sector, and she qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) in 2002.
 
Her work experience expanded into UK Personal and corporation tax.  During this time she qualified as a Chartered tax advisor in 2005 and also became a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.  Since joining BDO in Guernsey, Geeta has focused on the audit of entities within the financial services sector, including private equity, equity and real estate funds.  In her role with Butterfield Geeta focused on reviews of financial statements and their compliance with accounting framework under which they were reporting along with related tax reviews.  In her role with Grant Thornton Geeta focused on audits of entities within the public and private sector. 
 
Geeta joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson recently but the work is familiar and is happy to be part of a highly skilled team that is dedicated to client service.
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Elaine Olson-Williams

Partner

Elaine gets most satisfaction from working closely with her clients, gaining a real understanding of them and their businesses before helping them move towards their goals. She's rightly proud of a reputation based on her reliability and professionalism, which wins the respect of her colleagues and many recommendations. She is always on the look-out for new projects. She is keen on all sports and is an avid skier.

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Nigel Steele

Business Services Manager

Nigel joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson after working for Grant Thornton for 32 years in November 2016. He joined as a Business Services Manager and is currently looking after a portfolio of clients in the owner managed business sector and prepares final year end accounts and monthly management accounts.  He also looks after a number of not for profit clients, working men’s clubs and Charities.

He enjoys all sports but in particular cricket, last season he coached the undefeated East Northants District Under 13's.  Nigel is currently coaching the Under 13's and playing for Rushden Town 3rd's alongside his 14 year old son.  Nigel is a avid American Football fan and has been to Wembley many times to watch the NFL games.

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What they say about us

I've always been very happy with the information provided and, no matter how obscure it may be, the agricultural team have always been able to find an answer – and with the large diversification project we took on there have been plenty of questions! Callum Bates - J Bates & Son

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