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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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Rakesh Shaunak

Partner and Group Chairman

Rakesh is the Managing Partner and Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson and MHA, as well as Chairman of the firm’s London Head Office and the Southern Region. In addition to his governance role, much of his time is devoted to business advisory work with a diverse portfolio of clients.

He is head of the firm’s Financial Services and lead Partner of Baker Tilly’s global financial sector team. Rakesh also leads on the firms work in the Natural Resources arena and with Listed Companies and Public Interest Entities.

Rakesh is the Reporting and Relationship Partner for two listed companies, a number of other Public Interest Entities, seven UK banks and the European arm of one of the largest banks in the world.

As a senior director of Baker Tilly International, Rakesh is proactively leading collaborative working between Baker Tilly International global offices.

Rakesh is a non-executive director of a listed Real Estate Investment Trust and Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee. Until recently he was also Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. 

His all-round experience helps Rakesh advise clients from a wide perspective such as

  • Listed Companies and Public Interest Entities
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • International businesses
  • Education & Higher Education
  • Mineral extraction and refining
Get in touch with Rakesh Shaunak
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Simon Knibbs

Partner

Simon is a Partner based in our Bedford office working with a wide range of clients in a broad spectrum of industries.

His interests lie in developing close relationships with clients and understanding the activities, ethos and motivations that drive their business. Simon has a proven ability to deliver efficient and effective solutions to reporting matters, whatever the complexity, and is enthusiastic and pro-active in providing practical solutions to all aspects of accounting and financial reporting issues.

In his home life Simon dedicates most of his time to his three young children, watching and playing rugby, and when he can fit it in, spending time with his wife.

Get in touch with Simon Knibbs
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Harmy Gill

Partner

Harmy excels in giving excellent business advice and adding value to his large and varied portfolio of clients. He has a deep understanding of his clients’ affairs built on the close working relationships he has with them as their “trusted adviser”.

As a senior member of MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Legal Services Group, Harmy has considerable experience in dealing with and advising law firms. He is a committee member of the ICAEW’s Solicitors Special Interest Group and has achieved the Law Society's Lexcel Trained Consultant Status.  Harmy is also a member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Asian Business Association.

He is fluent in Punjabi with some Hindi and is an all-round sports enthusiast, but keenest on football and golf.

Get in touch with Harmy Gill
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Simon Barber

Audit & Accounts Director

Simon is an Audit and Accounts Director at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Simon joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP.  He joined HMT from KPMG in 2009 having had fourteen years of experience dealing with a wide variety of businesses in the Owner Managed Business group. This included privately owned SMEs together with subsidiaries of large listed groups. During his time with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and HMT, he has managed a portfolio of audit clients in a number of different sectors.

Simon has a broad portfolio of audit clients including a number of groups with overseas subsidiaries.  He has been on a number of client secondments to assist with conversion to, and reporting under, IFRS and FRS 102.  He also specialises in the valuation of share options and purchase price allocation exercises.

Prior to joining KPMG, Simon spent a few years working in industry as management accountant for a privately owned group of printing companies.

Get in touch with Simon Barber

What they say about us

The relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID

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