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Financial Reporting

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board, or IASB, an independent, not-for-profit organisation.

The IFRS provides a global framework for how public companies prepare and disclose their financial statements, giving general guidance for the preparation of financial statements, rather than setting rules for industry-specific reporting.

Adopting a single set of world-wide standards simplifies accounting procedures by allowing the use of one reporting language throughout. A single standard also provides investors and auditors with a cohesive view of finances.

Our audit and assurance team are able to guide you through this framework, to make your company compliant and meeting with the international standards required; this is especially useful for large companies with subsidiaries in multiple countries.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help get your accounting standards in line.

Meet the team

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James Roe

Audit & Accounts Manager

James qualified as a chartered accountant in an independent, local five partner practice in 2002.  He now manages a mixed portfolio of specialist and commercial clients at our Birmingham office.

James has a number of clients in regulated areas of business, namely professional practices and travel, and appreciates the challenges regulations can create. His portfolio also includes a significant property group with a numerous of LLPs and limited companies, a hotel group and medium sized groups and companies requiring audits, together with small corporate and unincorporated clients seeking advice and support on year end accounts and tax compliance.

James serves on the Birmingham office Technical Committee, and is keen to keep up to date on developments within the industry. He is also a key team member in the running and training of the firm’s audit and accounts software.

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Steve Freeman

Head of Motor, Partner

Steve heads up our National Motor Sector Practice and motor Advisory Business out of our Milton Keynes office. He was previously a partner at PwC and EY and he also led a boutique motor specialist advisory firm where he worked with a number of motor dealers. Steve has grown our Motor Sector practice by bringing in sector experts and through engaging with manufacturers and owners of retail groups in a broad business dialogue, thereby finding ways to support them with their strategic, operational risk and tax compliance agendas, Steve’s audit portfolio includes Top 100 group's and many other dealer groups. He also leads a number of motor networks and forums, including The MHA Motor FD Forum and Berkhamsted Motor Club  meaning his clients and executives in the sector regard him as a trusted advisor.

Steve is a father of three children and he spends his weekends as either a coach to his son’s football team or as a taxi driver for either of his two daughter’s many extra-curricular activities.

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Elaine Shoesmith

Partner

Elaine has more than 35 years experience  in the accountancy profession latterly as owner of Shoesmiths Chartered Accountants prior to joining Macintyre Hudson LLP as a full partner  following its merger in April 2016.

Elaine specialises in accounts, audit and advisory services for corporate owner managed businesses and foreign subsidiaries. Elaine has worked with a wide variety of businesses over her career including manufacturing, engineering, IT and renewables.

Elaine qualified initially with Robson Rhodes in Birmingham and then joined their London office.  After which a spell as a management accountant for an international logistics company gave her the necessary experience and background to then set up Shoesmiths Chartered Accountants which she ran successfully for 25 years . Clients ranged from high tech start ups to growing established SMEs.

Her experience and knowledge has enabled her to provide advice on more specialised areas including taxation across all sectors , taxation lead restructuring, management buy-outs , inheritance tax and succession planning. Her strengths lie in building close relationships with her clients , understanding their needs and working closely with them throughout their business cycle .

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Howard Lewis

Partner

Links with the shipping industry forged early in Howard’s career and which continue today led to his interest in overseas businesses. For the last 20 years he has led the firm’s international development group and his connections with a multitude of advisors including members of Baker Tilly International, around the world, ensures that companies based overseas and trading in the UK and the firm’s clients taking their first steps into new markets are actively assisted. 

The international business development group links clients from the UK with Baker Tilly members throughout the world and clients referred from overseas are connected to the sector, service line and location that can most efficiently handle their affairs.

Our clients arriving in the UK from overseas are headquartered in all parts of the world but our highest concentrations have traditionally been the USA, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Australia as well as from the original links with shipping, Greece. Activities undertaken are widespread covering all types of products and services as well as retail, distribution, wholesale and manufacturing. 

Having worked in the City of London for most of his career he is a Freeman and this demonstrates his continued and long term interest in the City. Howard is married to Leonie, the CEO of a communal volunteer organisation and both of them are actively involved in their local community and the promotion of inter faith relationships throughout London. 

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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

What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector