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We’re recognised in the financial services sector for our audit, tax and accounting services. Yet that’s only part of our offering. We can provide the full range of accountancy services to support your business from start-up to exit – effectively being your go-to finance team.

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Why haysmacintyre?

In such a competitive and regulated sector, you need support that understands your business, is informed and up to date and will always be ready with practical, plain-speaking advice. All of which you’ll find with haysmacintyre.

haysmacintyre is widely regarded as one of the best firms for audits outside the Big Four, with the bonus of being more personable. But there’s more to us than audits.

We’ve grown our specialist Financial Services team rapidly in recent years, not only to fulfil our clients’ year-end audit and compliance obligations, but increasingly to satisfy demand from businesses wanting a complete accounting service.

Many come to us at launch or even pre-launch stage for help with structuring, company and VAT registration, and ask us to handle the essential day-to-day aspects such as Company Secretarial, payroll, tax advisory and outsourced accounting. Establishing a relationship with our clients from day one allows us to offer the most helpful proactive advice.

As our long-standing clients will attest, we get to know them almost as well as they know themselves. We’ve enthusiastically supported the business journey of a client who grew from AUM of £25m to £1bn in just five years. Whether they’re a private equity group, a fund manager, corporate financiers or a multinational billion dollar asset manager with a UK presence, our clients keep coming back to us.

We also build strong relationships with specialists in other disciplines, which ensures we can refer you to providers who we trust to provide helpful and authoritative answers. We’re also co-founders of the MSI Global Alliance, giving you links to dependable service providers in over 100 countries worldwide.

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Reporting and making the news

We believe it’s our role to keep at the forefront of developments, so we can always bring our clients the latest news and advice. We regularly speak on topical panels at sector-specific events, publish articles and updates, and share our sector commentary through channels such as LinkedIn.

As proof that our opinions are sought after and appreciated, Melanie Pittas, Partner and Co-Head of Financial Services, was ranked as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Service Provision by the respected investment industry journal 2020. Additionally, the team was awarded ‘Best Auditor’ at the HFM Global European Service Awards 2021, a recognition of the dedication, expertise and exceptional client service that we provide to the Financial Services sector.

As Financial Services specialists, we provide not just a year-end, but also a year-round response.

We are well-regarded for our friendly, down-to-earth approach and for our efficiency – using automation and analytics where appropriate to keep our services cost-effective.

We offer a full suite of services and, by collaborating with our colleagues in other areas, many more too.


  • Audit & assurance
  • CASS audits
  • Tax structuring
  • Corporate tax
  • Partnership tax
  • Personal tax
  • VAT
  • Employment tax
  • RegData (previously GABRIEL) filings
  • Outsourcing accounting
  • Company Secretarial
  • Payroll
  • Track record reporting
  • International services


Outsourcing your accounting to us is a way to free up your valuable time to focus on the tasks that matter most to your business. Our London-based team will provide you with valuable financial insights as they deliver all your finance function requirements from your bookkeeping, management accounting and VAT compliance to statutory accounts preparation. […]

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Corporate and Private Client eNews

The latest edition of our eNews is now available to download by clicking on the button below and visiting our publications page.

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Volatility in rates – an opportunity or risk for finance teams?

We are delighted to invite you to our webinar exploring the impacts of volatility and how opportunities can be realised from risk.

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‘Holding Strong: Alternative Investments in a Volatile Markets’

Our Financial Services team, Bernadette King, Melanie Pittas, Karen Allan and Emily Barber, have recorded a video sharing their individual journey within the male dominated sector, as well as haysmacintyre’s successful mentoring programme.

haysmacintyre was recommended to us when we set up our management company in 2015. We have been delighted with our choice from day one – we have found haysmacintyre to be highly professional, competent, efficient, effective and responsive. Audit with a friendly, low-fuss, cost effective, stress-free and proficient face!

Alan Jacobson, Chief Financial Officer

Glen Point Capital

Bernadette King

Partner, Co-Head of Financial Services
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Melanie Pittas

Partner, Co-Head of Financial Services
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