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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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Stuart Manning

Partner

As Senior Partner with over 25 year’s experience of advising clients, this has given Stuart the confidence and experience to deal with many complex and difficult situations. Helping hard working clients reward themselves plays an important part in Stuart’s strategy as is helping his owner- managed clients grow and develop their businesses.

With a reputation for driving business forward and identifying areas to maximise company wealth, Stuart’s clients continuously profit from his tenacious and energetic approach to business.  Constantly looking at “the bottom line” and the cash requirements has helped to turn around a number of businesses, resulting in clients being able to achieve their commercial and family goals and ambitions.

In addition he is a fully trained Lexcel Consultant and is an active member of the firm’s Legal Sector group.  With the advent of Academies, Stuart has been able to use his extensive knowledge regarding education, gained from the Grant Maintained initiative of the 1990’s, to advise schools and help make their transition to Academy status a seamless process.

Stuart has a keen interest in Cloud Accounting and Technology Sectors, advising clients on the best way forward using the various software packages and Apps available.

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Shiran Wynter

Partner

Shiran is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years of experience advising medium to large companies and their owners on an extensive range of commercial and compliance issues.  

His experience working in audit & assurance and business advisory services, allows him to work with his clients to help them achieve their goals in the most efficient manner. 

Shiran advises on a wide spectrum of matters centred around financial strategy including corporate restructuring, profit extraction, asset protection, employee incentivisation and overcoming compliance issues to reach the aims of his clients. 

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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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Jose Antonio De Mayne Hopkins

Technical Director ESG

On the 06 April 2022, Jose was appointed to MHA MacIntyre Hudson as Sustainability & ESG Technical Director lead responsible of supporting the development of the firms internal and external ESG strategy and to continue to support a wider range of business and industries in how to translate and quantify Sustainability & ESG related risks and opportunities.

Jose Hopkins is a Sustainability and ESG risk assessment expert with a high technical understanding of sustainability, ESG, accounting and emissions reporting standards. Jose experiences includes working with large listed companies in the Agricultural, Technology, Renewable and Mining sectors (biggest copper mine in the world). 

Jose is extremely passionate in raising awareness on the topic and supporting organisations understand how to develop a resilient Sustainability & ESG strategy.

Jose has strong technical knowledge and understanding of the current regulatory requirements from the Task Force of Climate Related Disclosures (“TCFD”) guidelines. Jose is involve in attending regulatory roundtables on net zero disclosures and responsible of performing an annual independent risk assessment and disclosure gap analysis to challenge the net zero/TCDF disclosures for companies captured by the BEIS and premium listing rule requirements on mandatory climate disclosures. This gives Jose insight as to the readiness of TCFD framework implementation and climate disclosures for each sector considered "exposed" by the TCFD.

Jose has extensive experience of presenting and interacting with senior stakeholders and leading global audit engagements (managing a top 5 agricultural company for more than 6 years) and developing/coaching teams, managing budgets, and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities and Jose feels comfortable attending and presenting at live webinars/events to help raise awareness.

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What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd

What they say about us

A team who fully understood our business, our objectives and ultimately a team who we felt we could trust and enjoy working with. Excellent advice throughout the negotiations. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Neil Hollingworth - SRBE Holdings Limited