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Audit and Assurance

In this constantly-changing business environment, it is vital for companies and organisations to have a reliable team of experts advising them on how to navigate business structures, the occasional transactional jigsaw, periodically changing legislation, and so on.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s audit and assurance team works hard to make sure your business is - and remains - compliant with legislation. With joined-up thinking, we offer you the best financial solutions and advice to help strengthen your foundations; this gives you a solid base to go on and realise your full potential.

Technological advances mean goods and services are being created and exchanged in the most fascinating ways these days. But it’s important to note that, irrespective of the fast pace of change, businesses should never compromise on procedures and standards. This is where our audit and assurance team comes in - to bring you the peace of mind that you deserve through the expertise of our staff.

With the frequent changes to business legislation or the compliance landscape, as well as the increased scrutiny on businesses these days, you need a reliable team of audit and assurance providers that will take the time to understand your business and its specific needs.

We can help with multiple services, including:


Corporate governance

External audit

Financial reporting

Grant and royalty audits

Internal audits and risk assurance


Our audit and assurance team's experience is broad, ranging across owner-managed businesses, private companies with many shareholders, quoted companies and subsidiaries of international groups. We are spread across London and the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands, giving us both local and national coverage – and, of course, our membership of both MHA and the Baker Tilly International network takes that reach to all corners of the globe.

Get in touch to discover how our audit and assurances services can help your business to grow.

Meet the team

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Ian Jacobs

Partner

Ian works closely with his owner managed clients in order to understand what makes them and their businesses tick. This helps him to tailor his advice specifically to the individual's own personal and business aspirations. Well known within the local business community and working with a wide variety of companies, Ian endeavours to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit and steer his client’s businesses to their end goal. With a keen eye on his sector specialisms of Transport & Logistics, Healthcare and Property & Construction, Ian is able to provide companies with the in-depth knowledge and advice they require to grow and develop.

Ian has extensive knowledge of the Care Home sector enabling him to advise his clients on the constantly changing regulations and tax incentives available.

As a keen sportsman Ian believes that the same teamwork and competitiveness employed on the sports field can translate to an equally effective strategy for success in business.

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Martin Herron

Partner

Martin has been acting as an Assurance Partner with MHA MacIntyre Hudson since 2002 with his main focus being on advising mid-corporate businesses and their owners on potential development opportunities and growth for their business.

Martin has extensive experience in providing audit, accounting and business advisory services to mid to large privately owned businesses, subsidiaries of foreign parents and AIM listed entities. He has been acting as an Assurance Partner with MHA MacIntyre Hudson since 2002 and during this time has acted as the Firms Audit Compliance Partner. He now holds the position of the Firms Ethics Partner.
As a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Martin was engaged by the Institute to mark the exam papers for many years and now holds the position of Technical Expert within the firm.
Martin is a key member of the firm’s technology sector which he is hugely enthusiastic about and  has assisted many ‘tech’ clients from initial start up, to fundraising, through to eventual sale, advising every step of the way.

In his spare time Martin enjoys watching and participating in various sporting activities and travelling with his family.

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Stuart McKay

Partner

Stuart is the Director of our Not for Profit Centre of Excellence based in our London City office. Stuart oversees a group of 20 individuals who are dedicated to advising and auditing the Not for Profit sector.

Stuart has been auditing Not for Profit organisations for over 13 years, having gained the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting, and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in March 2014. During his career he has worked with a range of Not for Profit entities both in terms of size and in terms of activities.  He currently acts for a number of our high profile and national Not for Profit clients.

Stuart is currently a guest lecturer for the ICAEW and has given lectures on Charity Accounting, Governance and Sector Developments.

Stuart is a trustee of Brain Tumour Research, which enables him to experience the responsibilities of setting the strategic direction of a charity and see the audit process from the ‘other side of the fence’.

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Laura Cogger

Audit Manager

Laura qualified in 2013 and joined MacIntyre Hudson in 2019 as an Audit Manager.

Laura trained in Kent, predominantly working in Audit with clients in various sectors including Retail, Construction, Leisure, Academies and Not for Profit.   

Post qualification Laura joined PwC in London working within their Banking and Capital Markets Audit team.

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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

The core services provided by the firm, global presence, industrial expertise and proactive response helped us take the decision towards using the services of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. - Tillomed Laboratories Limited