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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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Holtjana Bello

Manager

Holtjana joined Macintyre Hudson in April 2020 as a manager in the Internal Audit Department. She manages a portfolio of 40 clients, of those 70% are academies, colleges and trusts.

Holtjana Bello holds a Chartered Internal Audit qualification from the Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland (CMIIA). Holtjana has a PhD in Economic Sciences and she has mastered her skills in Birmingham City University for Audit Management and Consultancy.  She is a good governance practitioner with 15 years of experience in Risk and Assurance Consultancy, Corporate Governance assessment, and Value for Money auditing.  She is experienced in working with private sector, local and central government, international donor community, and local and regional non-governmental actors. Holtjana has been engaged to conduct performance auditing including Value for Money audit of programs and projects financed by different donors in Europe such as EU Delegation, Council of Europe, Swiss Cooperation Office, USAID, UN agencies. During the last 10 years Holtjana has been Lecturer in University lecturing Audit Management Module. She has strong interpersonal skills, and she is able to communicate effectively at all organisational levels and to build relationships of trust while working in multi-cultural environment.
 

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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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Guy Hodgkinson

Partner

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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Rakesh Shaunak

Partner and Group Chairman

Rakesh is the Managing Partner and Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson and MHA, as well as Chairman of the firm’s London Head Office and the Southern Region. In addition to his governance role, much of his time is devoted to business advisory work with a diverse portfolio of clients.

He is head of the firm’s Financial Services and lead Partner of Baker Tilly’s global financial sector team. Rakesh also leads on the firms work in the Natural Resources arena and with Listed Companies and Public Interest Entities.

Rakesh is the Reporting and Relationship Partner for two listed companies, a number of other Public Interest Entities, seven UK banks and the European arm of one of the largest banks in the world.

As a senior director of Baker Tilly International, Rakesh is proactively leading collaborative working between Baker Tilly International global offices.

Rakesh is a non-executive director of a listed Real Estate Investment Trust and Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee. Until recently he was also Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. 

His all-round experience helps Rakesh advise clients from a wide perspective such as

  • Listed Companies and Public Interest Entities
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • International businesses
  • Education & Higher Education
  • Mineral extraction and refining
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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

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