Internal Audit Services & 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.

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Meet the team

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Irfan Zuberi


Irfan is a director in our audit and assurance team based in London. Irfan is an ACA and has more than 17 years’ experience in providing audit and assurance services to clients in a broad range of sectors including financial services, technology, construction and professional services. 

Irfan specialism is in Banking and has worked in the Banking and Capital Markets audit group of Deloitte and KPMG for over 10 years and Lloyds Banking Group for 2 years before joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Irfan also has substantial experience of working closely with owner managed businesses. He has worked with business owners ranging from one-man start-ups to large companies requiring multitude of different services. Irfan has extensive knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP, ISAs and Solicitors Accounts Rules. Irfan joined MHA Macintyre Hudson in April 2022 responsible for the leadership and execution of banking audits.

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Guy Hodgkinson


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

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 Rising

Internal Audit Director

Chris joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson from a large mid-tier firm where he spent the previous 20 years since graduation from university managing a range of internal audit clients across the Not for Profit and Charity sectors.

Chris has over fifteen years of experience operating at a senior management level in supporting his client to ensure they have in place an effective governance, risk management and compliance framework and supporting a number of them through a period of uncertainty and change. Chris is a strong advocate for the innovative use of Internal Audit to provide assurance over the effectiveness of their control environment.

Chris is an ACCA Fellow and has dedicated his career to Internal Audit since graduating in Economics from the University of York.

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Shakeel Aslam

Head of Financial Services, Partner

Shakeel Aslam joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson during the second half of 2021, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute with more than 25 years of Financial Services experience in the areas of governance, risk, compliance, internal audit and controls across banking, brokerage, wealth management and payment institutions.

He has previously worked with KPMG, Merrill Lynch and Grant Thornton and worked extensively on many international projects in the Middle East and South East Asia within Banking and Capital Markets.

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What they say about us

A team who fully understood our business, our objectives and ultimately a team who we felt we could trust and enjoy working with. Excellent advice throughout the negotiations. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Neil Hollingworth - SRBE Holdings Limited

What they say about us

My favourite benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is having access to a huge network of knowledge but still having the direct personal feel when dealing with the local office team. Callum Bates -
J Bates & Son