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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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Jon Higginbottom

Audit Director

Jon is an audit director who joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP in April 2017.

He joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP having being with his previous firm for over 16 years he brings with him an excellent depth of knowledge as a result of working with various companies and organisations across various sectors which includes the charity / Not-for-profit, and education sectors as well as various commercial sectors including OMBs and UK subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, which gives him a rounded view of the economy and helps him understand his clients business.

Outside of work Jon regularly goes to the theatre and is an avid cyclist.

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Stuart Haines

Senior Audit & Assurance Manager

Stuart is a qualified chartered accountant with almost thirty years experience in accounting and auditing, having worked at Bloomer Heaven in Birmingham for nearly twenty-eight years before the merger with MHA MacIntyre Hudson in the summer of 2015.

He has worked with companies in a wide variety of sectors, including property construction and development, manufacturing and retail, to name a few. He also has considerable experience in auditing UK subsidiaries of international groups.

Outside of work he enjoys travelling.

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Duncan Cochrane-Dyet

Partner

Duncan is a specialist Audit and Assurance partner. He joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2014 as part of the firm’s regional and sector growth strategy. He was previously an Audit Director at EY, spending more than 15 years at both EY and PwC in London, where he worked with clients ranging from international listed groups to national and local owner-managed enterprises. Before training as an accountant, he was an officer in the British Army.

Duncan works closely with his clients in understanding their objectives and operations. He brings together specialist teams to focus the experience and expertise of the wider firm to help businesses and their owners achieve their aims throughout the corporate lifecycle; from inception, through growth, to exit by succession, IPO or sale.

His personal commitment in a voluntary capacity extends over 20 years in a variety of roles. Currently he is a special advisor to the UK Vasculitis Trust, and a director and chair of the Audit Committee of the Valley Invicta Academies Trust.

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Brendan Sharkey

Head of Construction & Real Estate, Partner

With over thirty years dedicated service to MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Brendan has worked with a wide range of businesses including quoted companies, as well as owner managed businesses from a large cross section of sectors. His primary focus is on business assurance where he believes audits should provide value and a platform for good advice.

Brendan's aim is to understand a client's goals and help them achieve them. He believes that everyone is capable of change and the key is to create or uncover the desire to do so. 

Brendan's interests outside work are golf, football (Chelsea), rugby (Saracens) and currently Pilates.

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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