Emma Bernardez

Emma works with finance teams to not only help with compliance and regulatory requirements, but also with due diligence projects and other financial challenges such as cash flow forecasting. Emma has worked with a number of her clients as they have grown from start ups to mature businesses and enjoys assisting businesses owners as they face new challenges though exciting change.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Emma is on the Council of the Mayfair and St James Association and actively involved in a number of sector organisations, such as Propel and Bread & Jam. She regularly attends, hosts and speaks at sector events in order to give her client base well rounded, relevant and commercial advice.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys travelling and long distance running, often combining the two by partaking in half marathons in European city destinations. When in the UK, she enjoys sampling the hospitality London has to offer and re-creating her favourite dishes at home.

Trevor D’Sa

Trevor has broad knowledge across all taxes, with clients in a wide range of sectors. He is primarily focused on private client work, advising on issues such as domicile and residence, the tax consequences of immigration and emigration, inheritance tax planning, capital gains tax, business structuring, professional partnerships, trusts, property investment and development, and HMRC investigations.

He also deals with the interaction between corporate and personal taxes, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and VAT.

Outside work, Trevor’s interests centre around his family and sports, mainly as a spectator now, being an avid follower of the NFL and Manchester United.

Tracey Young

As Head of Education, Tracey specialises in supporting independent schools and academies. She also works with a range of other charitable organisations and companies.

In addition to providing her clients with audit and accounting assistance, Tracey has a strong track record in financial due diligence on mergers and acquisitions. She is often asked to advise board on governance and financial monitoring.

Tracey regularly presents at courses and seminars and often writes articles for the sector press.

Tom Wilson

Whilst Tom’s delivery is focused on statutory audit and accountancy, but additionally Tom provides advice on financial system and internal controls reviews, as well as financial best practice and governance matters. He also has significant experience with due diligence and modelling assignments, particularly in the education sector.

Tom was appointed Partner in October 2017 having worked his way through the ranks since joining haysmacintyre as a trainee in 2008.

He is a member of the Sport, Entertainment and Media committee at the ICAEW and contributes to the committee through his knowledge and experience of the sport sector and NGBs.

Tom’s interests outside of work are mostly sports-related, and he has travelled the globe to attend football and cricket tournaments. Right now, firmly rooted in the UK, he is a keen follower of Blackpool Football Club.

Tim Davies

Tim enjoys providing holistic advice to entrepreneurs, business owners and multinational corporations with particular focus on long term strategic and sustainable growth. He has spoken at and chaired events discussing many tax areas including tax avoidance and tax transparency plus diversity and inclusion matters within the profession.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2019, Tim was Head of Tax and Head of Markets at a top 10 firm where he was also twice elected member of the firm’s UK Executive Board as well as holding international roles. He has also worked in two of the big 4 accountancy firms as well as qualifying as an Inspector of Taxes at HMRC and working in industry.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Tim is a non-executive director for a large UK based, global charity.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys attending sporting events such as rugby and formula 1 as well as travelling.

Steve Harper

Steve enjoys building long lasting relationships with his clients and acting as a trusted advisor year round. In addition to statutory audit, Steve leads grant funder audits, due diligence assignments and other one off pieces of work. He is a regular speaker at our internal events and at external events. Steve is also the editor of haysmacintyre’s international charity benchmarking report.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2016, Steve was a key member of the not for profit team at a top 10 audit firm.

Away from haysmacintyre, Steve is trustee and treasurer of an international disaster mapping charity and a global network organisation which works to make the voices of street children heard. This provides him with a wider perspective and empathy for the challenges faced by his client.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys travelling and watching Leicester City Football Club.

Simon Wilks

Simon advises a wide range of clients including entrepreneurial businesses, long-established international groups as well as membership organisations. This advice is given to the owners of these businesses, often high net worth individuals, as well as to the businesses themselves.

In recent years he has specialised in two sectors, financial services and membership organisations.

He started advising fund managers in 1998 and since then he has acted for over 150, helping them with the set-up of the business, financial management and taxation matters. In addition to fund managers, he also acts for corporate finance boutiques, research houses and other financial services entities.

Recently Simon has worked closely with Neil Simpson advising financial services clients on the change in the taxation of partnerships to ensure that our clients operate in the most tax efficient manner. Along with Bernadette King, Head of Financial Services, Simon has established us as a key player in the sector.

Simon also acts for over 20 membership organisations, including trade associations and private members clubs. He prepares detailed benchmarking analysis reports, providing commentary and insight to participants individually and to the wider group in an annual seminar.

He enjoys acting for fast growth technology companies and the owners of those businesses, assisting many of them from start-up throughout the business cycle to exit. After exit, Simon continues to act for those high net worth individuals assisting them with their financial and taxation affairs.

Simon also has recent experience of reporting accountants work for listed companies, particularly those quoted on AIM.

Outside of work and family life, Simon enjoys watching most sports and participating in some as well. He also has a keen interest in London life, particularly in restaurants, music and theatre.

Neil Simpson

He advises on a range of tax issues focusing on transactional matters and tax structuring, particularly for early stage businesses and those preparing for, or seeking an exit. He has wide experience of advising on the impact and mitigation of direct taxes in the course of business transactions generally and those related matters as they impact on the owners and their key employees.

Neil has been a specialist tax partner for over 25 years. Following qualification, Neil spent a number of years in general practice before specialising in tax and joining the tax consultancy group of a national firm where he became a Partner and headed up the group.

Phil Salmon

Phil started his career in 1989 in what was then HM Customs & Excise, culminating in a spell in VAT Policy at Headquarters. He left in 1998 to join a predecessor firm to haysmacintyre and then after a spell at a larger firm joined haysmacintyre in 2007, becoming Partner in 2013.

Nick Jordan

Nick works across a number of sectors including property, owner managed businesses, membership organisations and national governing bodies of sport. Nick has experience on a broad range of business tax advisory matters including providing tax advice on corporate transactions and associated shareholder matters, corporate structuring and group reorganisations, mutual trading, what constitutes trading activities, research and development tax relief (R&D) and employee share schemes.

Nick has a particular specialism in property and is part of the Property team. He is responsible for providing taxation services to many of our largest clients in this sector and has experience in providing tax advice on property transactions, tax efficient structuring of property acquisitions, restructuring and refinancing property companies, capital allowances and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

Outside of work, Nick is married with two young children and is interested in most sports. He enjoys playing six aside football regularly and golf occasionally (now he has children!) and is big Arsenal fan.