Barinder Chadha

Barinder has specialised in technical, compliance, regulatory matter and risk from audit, ethics and risk. With experience in dealing with regulators, responding to consultations, audit methodology providers, data analytics, technical issues and training, audit and accounting software providers and various other vendors to help with the balancing act of compliance and commerciality.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2021, Barinder was Head of Compliance and Regulation at a top 15 firm with key responsibilities for audit, practice assurance, compliance, technical training and risk. Prior to this Barinder has worked in various technical and client-facing roles including working at a regulator and in a top 10 firm’s Tax and VAT department.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Barinder has had roles outside of audit that has helped him develop a broad cross-service experience. These include Corporation Tax, VAT, probate, AML, GDPR, practice assurance working with the CAA, tribunal experience and government consultations.

Barinder enjoys travelling, movies, cooking and experimenting with food.

Isabelle Shepherd

Isabelle works with her clients providing advice on a diverse range of matters, as well as providing assurance services such as audit engagements and overseeing due diligence projects. Isabelle has extensive experience working with both entrepreneurial scale up businesses and larger established groups, both AIM listed and privately owned. She understands the importance of sector specific expertise and regular communication with her clients.

Prior to haysmacintyre, Isabelle achieved a Masters in Engineering from Durham University. She spent some time working as an engineer before deciding to pursue a career in accountancy.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Isabelle regularly attends industry events to ensure she has the knowledge to give her client base the well-rounded relevant advice they require. Her passion for eating out and trying the latest bars and restaurants also ensures she keeps up to date with the sector.

In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys keeping fit through cycling, running and regular gym classes – she is often found at F45 on the ground floor of the office! She also enjoys travelling, and is always looking for the next country to visit.

Jake Pearlman

As well as acting as the director on audit engagements, Jake assists his clients on other financial transactions such as financial modelling, financial due diligence, restructuring and IPOs. Jake provides his clients with in depth yet pragmatic and efficient advice, assisting them through the different stages of their journey as they grow.

Jake was named in the Accountancy Age UK Top 35 under 35 in December 2019 and leads the firm’s property sector. Jake regularly writes for industry publications and is a regular attendee at industry events such as Qandor and the London Real Estate Forum.

Outside of work, Jake is a sports enthusiast, spending his weekends running, playing football and suffering at the hands of Arsenal.

Kamlesh Chauhan

The VAT rules are constantly evolving with continual changes in HMRC practice and guidance, case law, and VAT legislation. Kam ensures that he is up to date with VAT developments and keeps clients informed on how any changes may affect them. As an experienced VAT adviser, Kam prides himself on being able to explain complex VAT matters to clients in way that they can understand.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2012, Kam worked for a ‘Top 10’ accountancy firm for a number of years in a generalist role as well as being a member of a ‘Big 4’ VAT team specialising in Financial Services.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Kam is involved in the VAT Practitioners Group which is an organisation that brings together individuals with an interest in VAT from a variety of backgrounds to share VAT knowledge.

In his spare time, Kam enjoys spending time with his young children, playing sports, and reading detective novels.

Vikram Sandhu

In addition to providing clients with audit and accounting assistance, Vikram has also presented to Trustees on governance requirements and the practical application of financial reporting for charities helping organisations best convey the impact of their work in their accounts. Vikram has also completed financial modelling and forecasting work for schools and overseeing due diligence projects.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre, Vikram was an Associate Director at Buzzacott where he was a key member of their charities and education team. More recently he worked for Menzies where he helped grow their not for profit service provision.

Until recently, Vikram was a governor and a member of the finance committee of a local academy school.

Vikram is an avid follower of all sports, playing five-a-side football and golf and he enjoys spending his free time with his young family.

Tom Brain

Tom has been a specialist in the not for profit sector for almost 20 years and his client work is focused on Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies (PIMBs) and Faith charities. Tom’s main responsibility in the technical arena is developing and managing the firm’s internal audit quality monitoring policies and processes, but his technical role is diverse and includes developing firm-wide audit guidance, providing support to audit engagement teams on accounting and audit matters, and delivering internal and external training on financial reporting and governance matters.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2009, Tom was an audit manager at a top 20 firm, specialising in the not for profit sector.

Outside the office, Tom is a trustee of a small theatre charity, which helps him to understand the pressures that his clients are facing.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys cycling and playing cricket, as well as spending as much time as possible with his young daughter.

Tom Stock

Tom’s audit clients operate internationally and in a variety of industries, but particularly are AIM listed or in the property, hospitality or technology sectors. Tom’s technical role sees him attend Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) seminars and other technical courses. He writes technical guidance and articles for haysmacintyre.

Tom joined haysmacintyre in 2009 from a top ten audit firm, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.

Tom’s technical role has involved providing training courses to colleagues and he has acted as a presenter on ICAEW webinars.

Outside of work, Tom is a fan of live comedy, a keen cricketer and sometime golfer. A keen runner having raised thousands of pounds for the Sands charity by completing the London Marathon, he hopes to do so again.

Stephanie Parker

Stephanie works with UK and offshore trustees to manage their UK tax compliance and accounting requirements. She has particular expertise in managing the complex tax issues surrounding offshore trusts with UK beneficiaries or UK assets, and ensures that her clients don’t fall foul of the many tax traps that exist for the unwary. She also advises on all aspects of inheritance tax including general planning to mitigate liabilities, Business Property Relief reviews and HMRC submissions for both Estates and Trusts.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2018, Stephanie worked in a number of award winning private client teams and has sat on the other side of the fence managing the trust team in a large single family office.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Stephanie sits on the committee of the STEP Kent branch and is a Trustee of her local Girlguiding division. In 2018 she was invited by the Office of Tax Simplification to sit on the Consultative Committee for their Inheritance Tax Review enabling her to put the ‘real world’ issues faced by clients to decision makers.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys cooking, family holidays and a good book.

Siobhan Holmes

Siobhan enjoys advising clients technical matters and sector specific updates. Not only does she speak at events and provide training on issues such as charity accounting and the governance code, she is actively involved in producing and delivering our Quarterly Charity Updates and NFP eNews.

Siobhan joined haysmacintyre in 2011 as a trainee after graduating from UCL.

Outside of haysmacintyre Siobhan is a trustee of a local care charity, which has given her a greater understanding of the challenges her clients face.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her ever growing little boy.

Richard McLoughlin

He is a Director in our outsourced accountancy services team, and supports his clients by not only providing monthly and year end financial reporting, but also through sharing his expertise and advice on management reporting, cashflow management, software support and general accounting advice and guidance. He joined haysmacintyre in 2010 as a qualified supervisor, having trained and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a smaller firm in Stoke-on-Trent.

Richard works with clients over a wide range of sectors, including CMT, financial services and PIMBS. Richard has excellent working relationships with his clients and is often viewed as an extension of their own team rather than as an external consultant.

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