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Forensic Accounting

Whether it’s as a preventative measure or because the worst-case scenario has played out, our forensic accounting team can get to the bottom of it – and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

We have an enviable mix of forensic accountants, retired police detectives, and forensic scientists who specialise in investigating key areas of corporate fraud and financial investigations – issues such as internal audits, IT audits, tax fraud, VAT fraud, and insolvency.

How our fraud and forensic accounting services can help you

  • Fraud investigations: We find evidence to show what (and how it) happened, advise on what corrective action you can take, and help you reduce the chances of it happening again.
  • Asset recovery: We assess the net worth of individuals and organisations; this can help the legal process of freezing perpetrators’ assets to maximise recovery of money lost in fraud cases.
  • Loss of Profit claims: Our forensic accountants can produce Loss of Profit claims for businesses who have suffered interruptions – be it from fire, flood or other problems.
  • Systems assessments: Our forensic accountants, often in tandem with fraud investigators, review and report on system weaknesses. We can also help you to prepare all necessary fraud, bribery and anti-money laundering policies.
  • Defence against employee loss of earnings claims: We can combine the investigation of employees’ claims with work to reduce the compensation being claimed for loss of earnings or damages. We’ll provide the surveillance teams and equipment.
  • Training: We can train your staff on all aspects of fraud awareness and anti-money laundering. We provide a comprehensive training package on many enforcement subjects, including court room skills and investigative interviewing.
  • Project management: We have great experience project-managing fraud enquiries, combining the skills of in-house and external HR, legal and accounting teams. 

We have depth of knowledge and experience in counter-fraud

Our services are:

  • Comprehensive, providing a one-stop shop for everything you need to handle your fraud problem
  • Integrated, ensuring maximum impact from everything that we do
  • Professional, using only the highest-quality staff with a real track record
  • Focussed on reducing the economic and financial impact of fraud
  • Designed to enhance the reputation and credibility of your organisation

Our counter-fraud division allows organisations not only to respond to problems, but also to take a preventative approach. We work with you to develop an anti-fraud culture in your business, creating strong deterrent cultures and preventative systems, and implementing effective detection processes.

We still do the reactive service, too, and it includes everything that might be needed concerning the conducting of fraud investigations, recovery of losses, and provision of advice concerning legal, disciplinary or regulatory sanctions.

Get in touch, and chat with our experts about your recovery needs.

Key contact

Partner
Cameron Cook
+44 (0)1494 441226
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Meet the team

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Nigel Eastaway

Tax Partner

Nigel has specialised in taxation for more than 45 years, particularly in the field of tax planning. He is well respected in the industry and has lectured widely on taxation and allied matters. He has advised clients in a range of sectors and his expansive tax knowledge enables him to provide insightful advice. He is an expert on share valuations, forensic matters and in particular, the taxation of intellectual property and has acted as an expert witness on a number of well known cases. He has published many books on tax issues and was voted LexisNexis tax writer of the year in 2003 and has recently received their much acclaimed lifetime achievement award. He was a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation for 26 years and, in 2012, was awarded an OBE for services to taxation law.

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Colin Mills

Partner

Colin has been a partner of MHA MacIntyre Hudson  since 2013  following  the merger of his previous partnership, in which he had been a partner since  1986.  Operating throughout the Kent region, Colin advises a wide range of owner managed companies, high profile family businesses and high net worth individuals. 

He approaches every case he deals with as unique and focuses on helping to solve problems and spot opportunities, whether they are financial or organisational, so that his clients can move forward in a more positive way.

Colin has extensive experience in the Not for Profit Sector, providing an advisory role to a significant number of Not for Profit clients. He is well aware of the issues that charities face on a day-to-day basis and works closely with charity clients to help them through the changing economic and regulatory climate. In his capacity as trustee to a significant local charity, Colin also has direct experience of  trustees’ duties, responsibilities and challenges.

Colin has a keen interest in the Agricultural Sector and a large number of his clients are agricultural based, being  top fruit, arable, dairy and livestock  farming and other  rural businesses.  Colin recognises that these clients face an ever changing and volatile environment and is continuously looking at how he can improve client’s situations and keep them abreast of changes and that affect the Agricultural Sector.

As a result of Colin’s interest in the Agricultural Sector he is utilising his advisory skills to develop the Renewables and Sustainable Energy Sector of the Kent region’s operation and is helping grow a portfolio of clients in this sector.  He appreciates that each business has the common aspiration of maximising the potential that this niche market offers.

In addition to advising owner-managed businesses on strategic matters and tax planning, he is fully involved in all aspects of a client's business which includes audit, accounts, tax compliance.

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Cameron Cook

Partner

Cameron is a highly experienced Audit Partner who specialises in Corporate Finance at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.  He is also a Director of MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Limited.

Cameron focuses on the Transaction Services and interfaces with his colleagues who specialise in Mergers and Acquisitions. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and has been a Partner with MacIntyre Hudson for more than 20 years; following 14 years experience with PWC and KPMG mainly on due diligence and investigations.  He is referred to on all matters concerning Corporate Finance by partners of MacIntyre Hudson LLP, Bankers, Solicitors and other firms for whom he advises.

He has broad experience of advising on business strategy and planning.  He regularly is involved in business sales, acquisitions, restructuring, re-financings, developments, fundraisings and investigating targets with a view to advising on price and negotiations.  He has a breadth of knowledge of fund raisings encompassing full prospectus, private placings, investment advertisements, through to bank and other sources of finance.

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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

What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been successfully since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group