Internal Audit & Risk Assurance

Can you demonstrate your business has the right controls and safeguards in place in case something goes wrong?

It’s becoming an important aspect of doing business in both the public and private sector, and we find more and more businesses investing in internal audits.

Whether you are looking to outsource your internal audit function completely or need to build on the skills of your current internal auditors, our specialist team can help. We start by assessing your audit needs, taking into account the nature, size and complexity of your business. From there, we tailor our services and develop a strategy to suit your needs. We won’t abandon you once it’s up and running; we will continually assess, monitor and benchmark against other best practice approaches and suggest ongoing improvements.

Our internal audit services are extended around the world through our membership of the Baker Tilly International network.

A strong risk and governance approach is critical in a changing economic climate

It’s not just sound business practice: businesses that can demonstrate appropriate and efficient internal controls are a more attractive investment proposition, can obtain cheaper bank funding and are less likely to fail.

To remain competitive, businesses must evolve and take on new processes and systems which could open them up to more commercial and regulatory risk. Identifying these risks in your business model could mean the difference between success and failure in the long term.

Our risk specialists can help advise and guide you through this essential service:

  • We review and suggest improvements to your internal controls.
  • We identify weaknesses in your current business processes.
  • We examine and assess the effectiveness of your current corporate governance procedures.
  • We identify improvements to your risk management policies.
  • We provide internal audit advice.
  • We ensure you comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and other necessary regulations.

Get in touch to discuss how our risk specialists can improve your governance approach.

Meet the team

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Guy Hodgkinson

Audit & Accounts Director

Guy joined in 2010 starting his career with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and continuing through to his current position as Audit and Accounts Director.

Guy understands that the profession is all about relationships, and enjoys helping his clients meet their goals through gaining a good understanding of his clients and their businesses.

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Chris Harris


Chris graduated from the London School of Economics and trained as an accountant with the NHS. He spent three years in Cairo as the volunteer finance director of a media organisation. Since returning to the UK in 1995 he has specialised in the charity sector, working for the Shaftesbury Society, Action for Blind People and CIPFA.

He has over twenty five years’ experience in not-for-profit and public services including ten at Director level. His primary achievements have been through implementing strategic change, providing coherence and balance to senior teams, and ensuring that resources are applied appropriately to the objectives of the organisation. He has a masters degree in charity finance and a strong interest in professional development, founding the CIPFA Charity Panel and the CIPFA Certificate in Charity Finance at London South Bank University.

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Rakesh Shaunak

Partner and Group Chairman

Rakesh is currently Group Chairman as well as Chairman of the City Office. Rakesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a top five firm, gaining experience of large corporate audits and qualifying as a Member of the Institute of Taxation. He devotes much of his time to business advisory work and has a large portfolio of commercial clients. He is also the Managing Partner of the firm's education unit acting for a substantial number of colleges, academies, free schools, and other schools and education bodies.

He acts for a number of Leisure and Hospitality providers and understands the challenges facing the sector. Rakesh is keen to follow the ever changing landscape of Leisure and Hospitality in order to anticipate the needs of his clients.

He believes that people accept inefficiency and complacency far too easily and everyone should be encouraged to test their boundaries.

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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

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