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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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Tasneem Bharmal

Partner

Tasneem joined the firm in January 2006 and is currently a Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Having qualified in 2003 she has spent 14 years building on a broad range of expertise and experience that comes from working on diverse and varied portfolios ranging from property groups through to legal, telecom/ tech companies and general practise clients.

She has a deep understanding of her clients’ affairs built on the close working relationships she has with them and strives to identify ‘value added’ opportunities to grow their business.

Tasneem is a Xero certified advisor and also heads up the Cloud Accounting team at North London. Tas is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). 

In her spare time Tas enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the gym, cooking and travelling. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujrati, Urdu and manages some broken Punjabi and French.

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Rob Dando

Corporate Finance Partner and Transaction Services Leader

Rob joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in April 2020 to lead the Transaction Services team. Rob has over 15 years’ transaction consultancy experience, with considerable knowledge in global markets. He specialises in advising mid-market businesses, corporate clients and financial institutions, in their assessment of acquisitions and divestments, as well as assisting organisations on their journey to initial public offering. Rob’s primary focus is on providing financial due diligence services for M&A transactions.

Rob has extensive deal experience across a variety of industry sectors, deal sizes and on a global basis. He has a particular interest in business services, education, healthcare, technology and transport & logistics sectors.

Rob is a chartered accountant (ACA) and holds the Corporate Finance Qualification (CFQ) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).

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John Goodson

Insurance Broker

John is a Director of Insurance Services Surrey, appointed by MHA MacIntyre Hudson to look after the insurance needs of SME’s, Corporates, Not-for-Profit entities and Private Clients since 2012.

John joined Insurance Services Surrey in 2009 having previously worked as the Corporate Client Services Director of a national financial services firm. John qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2004.

In his leisure time, John can often be found kayaking along rivers, canals and the South Coast.

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Kate Arnott

Head of Professional Services, Partner

Kate has a wide ranging portfolio of clients and enjoys advising on a variety of matters affecting businesses, from audit and accounting issues to budgeting and strategic planning.

Many of her clients have directly benefited from the emphasis she puts on planning for growth and profitability. 

Dispelling the myth that auditing is primarily a matter of number crunching, Kate ensures she understands her clients business as a whole and makes sure the information gathered from the auditing process adds value to its future direction, and will always take the time to ensure all parties understand what the figures are telling them.

As well as working with commercial clients, Kate is Head of the firms Professional Practices sector, leading a team of Partners due to her specialist understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities faced by Professional Practices as well as her experience advising solicitors and law firms on SAR requirements and LLP structures.

Kate is also a leading member of our Manufacturing & Engineering sector, acting for both owner managed SMEs and global businesses with international interests in the sector, due to her experience and understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities they face.

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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

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
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