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Professional Services

With more than 135 years supporting professional service firms, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist accounting, audit, compliance, tax and business advisory services to help our clients achieve a commercial edge now, whilst preparing for the future. After all, we’re a firm of partners in practice ourselves, so we have a deep understanding of the unique issues, challenges and opportunities of owning, working within and managing a successful professional practice.

We support leading practitioners from many disciplines, including solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects, engineers, recruitment and business consultants, as well as estate and letting agents. Our specialists have considerable experience of how partnerships operate, the market conditions they face and the individual challenges facing partners at all stages of their career. We offer clients our commercial sense and insight to help balance the needs of the practice with the personal aspirations of individuals.  

Many team members have served on the management board of MHA MacIntyre Hudson and can draw upon their personal knowledge of running a professional services firm. All our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and are delivered with professionalism and integrity. 

Accounting and advisory for professional practices

Our specialist accounting, business advisory and tax services for partnerships include:

  • Ensuring compliance with the SRA Accounts Rules and outcomes-focused regulations (OFR) for legal firms
  • Client money audits, ensuring compliance with RICS, ARLA, ARMA
  • Partnership tax planning, particularly around business structures, capital adequacy and drawings policies, and remuneration and rewards
  • Personal tax services, from managing tax returns to complex wealth management for partners
  • Organisational structures guidance; deciding on the most tax-efficient structure, including LLP conversions, limited companies and Alternative Business Structures (ABSs)
  • Risk management; developing and improving risk management structures or conducting internal audits or controls reviews
  • Financial stability; improving profitability and cash flow, and managing WIP and debtor recovery
  • Expert witness and forensic reviews to support litigation
  • Corporate finance, whether you’re consolidating, diversifying or reviewing acquisition and funding options
  • Succession planning, forecasting and modelling
  • Strategic planning and partnership mentoring to help you build a more profitable and efficient firm
  • Cross-border growth advisory, to support overseas expansion plans
  • Outsourcing services 
  • HR solutions
  • Financial training and development 

Our work in North America and Europe, coupled with our global connections through Baker Tilly International, both give us experience of cross-border issues and access to a professional network abroad.

Personal Tax Services

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, our typical personal tax services for partners and documentation required is shown here.  

Get in touch to see how we can help your practice to grow.

Key contact

Head of Professional Services, Partner
Kate Arnott
+44 (0)1494 441 226
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Meet the team

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Neil Stern

Partner

Neil joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2006 and through hard work and determination quickly progressed to become a Partner in our North London office in April 2013.

Drawing on his experience working within a large, diverse portfolio, Neil advises his clients on all aspects of compliance, with a strong element of proactive and strategic business advice.

He is responsible for reviewing and running the SAR audits for law firm clients and has gained in depth knowledge of how professional practices operate.

Neil is the Head of the firm’s Business Strategy Group and is a member of Mindshop. His focus is in helping businesses develop and guiding them to reach their full potential.

Neil’s creative side is demonstrated through his hobbies as he is a keen drummer, hand makes guitars and is a fitness enthusiast who is a qualified fitness consultant and sports therapist.

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Angus Guyatt

Tax Director

Angus has over 15 years of tax experience and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP.

He joined HMT in 2007 having previously spent 7 years with KPMG in both tax and audit.

Angus has significant experience managing the tax reporting and compliance cycles of owner managed businesses, private equity backed businesses, inbound and public listed companies.

In addition, Angus advises on all corporate tax matters including transfer pricing, R&D and group restructuring.

Angus is also a school Governor and enjoys sculling at his local rowing club.
 

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Suzanne Beckley

Technical Manager

Suzanne qualified in 1991, and joined MacIntyre Hudson in 1995. She assists in managing the firm's portfolio of Solicitor clients and is responsible for running SRA Accounts Rules audits for our Milton Keynes and Northampton offices. She is also the firms SRA Accounts Rules specialist and as part of that role will deal with technical queries, train staff and review all of the Accountants Reports submitted by the firm.

Suzanne is married with a teenage son. In their spare time the family enjoy training together in karate lessons, which they started a few years ago. Suzanne has been gradually working her way up through the grades and hopes to qualify as a black belt in the near future.

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Sunil Tailor

Manager

Sunil joined the firm in January 2010 as a graduate trainee. After qualifying in January 2013, he quickly became a general practice portfolio manager. He is an active member of the firm’s Professional Practices sector and Business Strategy Group, providing a strategic planning service, giving innovative advice to individuals and businesses.

Sunil currently works on a varied and diverse portfolio of clients, specialising in audit and accounts. He is a member of Mindshop, helping provide tools, training and support to businesses looking to reach their full potential. He is a specialist in Solicitors Accounts Rules and assisted in developing a new internal work programme and delivers an internal course on the matter. Sunil graduated from University College London, studying Economics and is a member of the Institution of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). 

In his spare time, Sunil is a sports enthusiast. He is a season ticket holder at Saracens RFC, played youth county rugby and cricket at various representative levels, having represented England Under 17s, Middlesex 2XI and is currently a full MCC member. Due to his strong sporting background, Sunil takes great pride in team development and strong client relationships and is a key part of the firm’s Social and Client Care Committees.

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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

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group