Pensions

Why haysmacintyre?

With increasing liabilities and deficits, tax changes and auto-enrolment, managing a pension scheme is extremely demanding and challenging. That's why it is vital you have the support of a specialist pensions team like us who can ensure your scheme is fully compliant and run effectively.

Who we help

We provide advice for over 70 different pension schemes ranging from small self-administered to large defined benefit and defined contribution schemes with assets of over £250 million.  

How we can help you

We work at the heart of the pensions world and understand all the latest complex pension issues and regulations. This ensures we can provide you with the most constructive, up to date, plain speaking advice. Our audits are high quality and technically excellent, and will give you peace of mind and confidence to your members. We’ll work closely with you to keep you well informed at every stage and meet your deadlines. 

Meet your specialist pension team

Your team is led by two partners and senior manager Brendan O’Connor, who is a member of the Pensions Research Accountants Group (PRAG) and like the rest of our senior staff, a member of Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). Brendan recently chaired the PRAG working party on accounting for risk transfers in pension schemes and was a key contributor to the 2011 Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) Practice Note 15 ‘The Audit of Occupational Pension Schemes in the UK’. Your team also have a vast amount of experience working in other sectors which gives them a broader business knowledge to draw upon, enabling them to give you the best advice possible. 

Our services

You can combine any of our audit and assurance services to suit your needs; and our fees are competitive and agreed in advance with no unexpected costs. Whether we are producing your annual report or attending a trustee meeting, you’ll find us proactive, professional and personable.

  • External audit
  • Internal audit, including reviewing of in-house and outsourced pension functions
  • AAF 01/06 and ISAE 3402 reviews
  • AAF 02/07 reviews for Master Trusts
  • Employer covenant reviews
  • Risk register review and monitoring
  • Preparation of financial statements and annual reports
  • Investment transition reviews
  • VAT compliance and advice
  • Self-assessment and tax