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External Audit

External Business Audits

The audit profession is subject to strict oversight, which has been continuously reinforced over the last few years to preserve financial security and improve the quality of financial reporting.

We understand that the most important decisions are the ones that our clients have yet to make. Our clients require the satisfaction of a robust challenge, at the right time, properly planned and executed with the highest level of quality in work supporting our audit opinion, and also expect the audit to add increasing value to their business. As such, we believe the statutory audit should be viewed as an opportunity, not an overhead.

Whether you report under the UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (UK GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), our assurance service is more than a formality - it’s a necessity to protect your business. Our audit approach, methodology, and supporting technologies are considered benchmarks within our profession. In addition, our talent strategy sets high standards of behaviour and gears people toward delivering quality results.

Early warnings, open communication, and pragmatic resolution of issues are the essential features of our approach. We take the time to gain a thorough understanding of your business to enable a smooth and efficient audit. Our audit is a risk-focused service integrating rigorous risk assessments with diagnostic processes and audit testing procedures tailored to your specific industry and circumstances. Our risk-based, quality-led approach means we provide an intelligent, constructive and challenging audit.

Get in touch to discuss how we can turn your statutory audit into an opportunity for growth.

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Meet the team

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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.

Although an audit partner Brendan has led our Construction & Real Estate sector for many years and has built up a wealth of knowledge which he uses as the basis for strategic advice within the sector.

Brendan relishes the opportunity of helping clients to develop, and looking for the opportunities that motivate them to do so.

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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Mike Kay

Partner

Mike is a well known name amongst the professional community in Essex and beyond. Over 20 years’ experience has ranged from secondment to clients, dealing with day to day challenges, through to heading up our Corporate Finance team in London and the South East. He has been awarded the "CF" designation by the ICAEW recognising his M&A experience since 1995.

Mike’s reputation and client base extends beyond East Anglia to the South Coast and up to the Midlands. He is regularly recommended by other professionals and clients for his simple and straightforward advice led approach - which he believes greatly increases the ability to understand, deliver and succeed - and his extensive knowledge of many industry sectors including leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and logistics. He is frequently instructed by banks to act on their behalf when considering lending propositions.

Working with businesses of all sizes, Mike has a particular focus on entrepreneurial clients, with many planning for future acquisitions, exits, buy outs and finance raising, drawing on his extensive knowledge in this area. Mike is often asked to provide business valuations in connection with matrimonial disputes and corporate restructurings.

Away from the office Mike can usually be found watching a game of rugby, when not working on his house renovation project, or enjoying a few glasses of fine wine. Unfortunately all this has limited his ability to reduce his golfing handicap.

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James Lannigan

Audit Manager

James in an audit manager with a number of years of experience since qualifying in 2014.

James has built up experience covering a range of audit and accounts clients across the region, working with partners and managers in numerous offices. James is the CaseWare (Accounts software) Champion for the Peterborough office and an avid user of Excel.

James works on audit assignments across many sectors including, manufacturing, service charges and leisure vehicles. James overseas the accounts production of almost 30 academies across the central region.

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Heather Rayner

Manager

Heather specialises in the accounts and audits of clients in the not for profit sector, including charities, academies and schools.  She enjoys the challenges of advising on a range of issues for diverse charity clients and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting.

Heather is involved in the audit work of various clients as well in advisory services and technical support to both internal and external clients.

In her spare time she is involved as a trustee of various charities and is an active member of her local church.

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What they say about us

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has truly been a value additive auditor, which is quite rare and something to look up to. The level of knowledge of all team members and the engagement partner is quite extensive and we have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with them. Way to go MHA MacIntyre Hudson!! - Dishman group

What they say about us

Great team to work with; a great cultural fit with our business, knowing when to listen and when to take charge. The quality of professional advice and guidance throughout was essential in making this deal happen. Richard Anderson - Fenmarc Produce