haysmacintyre continues wave of talent development with three new Directors


18th April 2024

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of three directors, further underlining and reinforcing our commitment to the development and progression of our people.

haysmacintyre has announced the promotion of Krupa Shah to Audit Director, alongside two new Directors, Michael Crowson and Said Bile, reinforcing the firm’s continued investment in its people and appetite to expand. Krupa joins 31 other employees who have been promoted across the firm from April, including Manager and Supervisor promotions. The firm continues its focus on new talent, appointing Said as R&D Tax Director and Michael joining as Audit Director. The appointments come as the firm celebrates its position in LinkedIn’s Top 15 Midsize Companies in the UK listing.

The latest wave of promotions underscores the award-winning firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors’ commitment to nurturing its people and fostering growth during a period of unprecedented expansion. With 84% of employees endorsing haysmacintyre as an excellent workplace, the firm prioritises developing its talent to better serve its diverse and expanding client base. The top 20 London firm has continued to strengthen its senior team alongside ambitious growth plans, with a 22% increase in the number of Directors over the past year.

Krupa has been with haysmacintyre since 2022, overseeing a substantial portfolio of clients across the creative, media, and technology (CMT) sectors, with a focus on marketing, media and advertising. Krupa’s expertise enables her to a deliver high quality audit service in a friendly and approachable way, leveraging her depth of sector experience. Using her deep understanding of sector-specific nuances and technical intricacies, Krupa provides practical guidance, helping clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape.

Said has over ten years’ experience in providing specialist Research & Development (R&D) tax incentives advice across a wide array of clients of different sizes and different sectors. This includes within his native fields of chemistry and engineering alongside other areas, such as software development. Said enjoys acting as a client’s valued expert, assisting in developing a pragmatic and risk-managed innovation funding strategy that utilises all available innovation funding, but also extends to providing clear and tailored advice as part of a wider tax strategy.

Mike’s background is predominately audit with extensive experience of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP, including a client base largely built of private equity-backed and listed companies. Mike has worked across a variety of sectors with the main specialisms being in the technology and life science sectors. Other areas of experience include IPO readiness assessments, reporting accountant engagements, bond issue sign offs and controls implementation projects.

Commenting on the promotion and appointments, Natasha Frangos, Managing Partner at haysmacintyre, said: “Our people are at the heart of haysmacintyre’s ambitious plans and I’m thrilled that we’ve started the new financial year with Krupa’s promotion and the recruitment of Said and Michael to strengthen our specialist teams at Director level. Our firm is full of impressive progression stories, like Krupa’s, which are testament to our continued commitment to internal talent development. The appointment of Said and Michael as Directors adds weight to our senior team and brings new thinking as we continue with our ambitious plans. Collectively, Krupa, Said and Michael bring a wealth of experience and energy which will help drive forward our exciting growth plans. As we expand our client base and services, our people-first approach remains pivotal to our success.”

Commenting on her promotion, Krupa Shah said: “I’m delighted to have been promoted to Director at haysmacintyre. It has been an incredible journey being part of a market-leading firm with great values and culture, working alongside an exceptional team. haysmacintyre has been very supportive since I joined and has provided various opportunities around my areas of interest and specialism. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success and quality of service we deliver to our clients.”

Said Bile commented on his appointment:I’m thrilled to have been appointed to lead the innovation tax offering at haysmacintyre. It stood out to me as a forward-thinking, ambitious and dynamic accountancy firm and I am excited for the journey ahead. I look forward to working alongside a team of talented tax specialists to help clients navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complicated innovation tax landscape.”

Commenting on his appointment, Michael Crowson said: “I’m delighted to be joining haysmacintyre as it continues its growth journey. Working with the highly talented and experienced team in the CMT sector, I am looking forward to supporting the continued growth and delivering the audit quality and client service that haysmacintyre brings to its clients.”

The tenth biggest auditor in the UK, haysmacintyre has undergone exponential firmwide growth over the past five years. The firm has developed an environment to bring out the best in its people and encourages innovative thinking, resulting in a strong team equipped to deliver excellent client service. See the latest Transparency Report for more information about the firm’s mission, values and goals.

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