Bernadette joined haysmacintyre's Audit department in 1995 and became a Partner in 2006.
Having advised clients from the financial services sector since 1998, Bernadette now heads up our Financial Services team. Her portfolio of clients covers a variety of corporate sectors such as property, manufacturing and marketing, but her focus is on those within financial services. Here she advises a range of clients including private equity and hedge fund managers, intermediary brokers, corporate financiers and remuneration advisers. Bernadette is also responsible for ensuring the team is kept technically up to date and for maintaining and developing relationships with other key service providers within the sector such as compliance firms and lawyers. She is a member of the ICAEW’s FS Faculty, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and AIMA.
Bernadette has extensive experience of working with early stage businesses right through to exit across a range of areas including audit and assurance, tax compliance and planning, remuneration planning and GABRIEL reporting. She is committed to her clients and strongly believes in building close working relationships and good lines of communication should any queries or issues arise.
In addition to her work in the financial service sector, Bernadette heads up our Audit department and is responsible for managing a department of 110 plus. This requires a good head for organisation, a skill she also puts to good use when liaising with her clients to ensure matters are dealt with quickly and effectively. We are the current British Accountancy Awards Audit Team of the Year.
Kathryn has over 20 years of experience assisting owner managed businesses, UK subsidiaries of international groups and inward investment businesses. Her approach to working with people is collaborative and she takes a keen interest in what business people do and why they do it. She is acknowledged by her clients for being highly responsive in providing services to match their needs.
Her specialist skills are in outsourcing, online accounting, project management, strategic advice and financial reporting. She also heads our Outsourced Accountancy Services department.
Kathryn believes that all businesses, regardless of size, should have access to accurate, useful and timely financial information and is interested in using technology to automate accounting processes to deliver this financial information as efficiently as possible. She considers that the delivery of this information is just the start of our service to clients.
She also recognises that technology now allows greater collaboration with clients; flexibility in terms of who does what and the opportunity to provide timely advice to help clients succeed.
The following are examples of outsourcing services and project management assignments that Kathryn has successfully delivered:
- Accounting records and monthly/quarterly management accounts
- Dashboard reporting, including key performance indicators
- Treasury services
- Statutory financial statements and supporting working paper files for audit, where relevant
- Co-ordination of the audit process where a Big 4 Firm is engaged by the client locally
- Preparation of the financial statements of a group of over 50 companies (including consolidated accounts), for audit by a Big 4 Firm
- Project management of secondments of staff to FTSE 100 companies
Kathryn's strategic advice includes:
- Consultancy assignments to review systems, processes, efficiency gains, resourcing, profitability levels, potential acquisitions, business planning, and succession issues
- Business modelling and forecasting
- Acting as a sounding board for clients on commercial issues
- Co-ordinating the provision of tax planning and advice for her clients
Kathryn has been a registered Auditor for over 15 years. Her experience encompasses UK GAAP and IFRS financial reporting. She also has great experience in the following sectors: creative, media and technology, including retail; Information Technology; PR and creative agencies; property (including property investment and development); hospitality and professional services.
Laura was appointed Partner in October 2016 having worked her way through the ranks since joining haysmacintyre as a trainee in 2006.
Her focus is advising AIM and quoted companies and she manages a broad corporate client portfolio including media, technology and financial services companies.
Laura works with regulated businesses, including FCA regulated entities, to achieve their specific reporting requirements and overcome other challenges. As well as delivering their statutory audit, she supports her clients through providing due diligence reports, working capital projections, management accounts and interim financial statement reviews and through being their trusted business adviser. Laura enjoys excellent relationships with her clients and other advisers and is a welcomed calming influence when deadlines are tight and the stakes are high.
Outside of work Laura loves to travel and she enjoys London life in general especially the capital’s restaurants. She also enjoys playing golf.
Linn-Marita was appointed Director of the haysmacintyre Company Secretarial department in November 2014 after joining haysmacintyre as a manager in 2011.
Linn-Marita works with clients in both the corporate and not for profit sectors. She deals with matters ranging from routine annual compliance services to more specialised projects such as corporate reorganisations, as well as providing board support and general advice to company Directors.
Linn-Marita is an active member of the Chartered Secretaries Professional Practice Group and regularly attends industry and networking events. Her proactive approach ensures all company secretarial team members are kept fully up to date with changes in legislation and corporate governance.
Outside of work Linn-Marita’s interests include food, health and nutrition. Having grown up in rural Norway she also loves the outdoors and her holidays are often spent hiking in the mountains.
Gareth is a Partner in our expanding Hospitality team.
He joined haysmacintyre in 2006, having originally qualified with a small practice and then spending two years as a manager at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms in their Entrepreneurial Services division. This has given him wide ranging corporate experience with companies and groups of varying size and focus, particularly in the owner-managed/small and medium sized enterprises market. This background has engendered in him the importance of investing heavily in a strong client relationship in order to genuinely understand both business and personality, enabling him to develop a tailored and added-value approach to service delivery.
During his time at haysmacintyre he has focused in the hospitality sector, managing a portfolio of pubs, restaurants, hotels and private members’ clubs, helping them meet the unique commercial challenges they face as well as compliance requirements.
Gareth works closely with the Head of Hospitality, Andrew Ball, pooling expertise and regularly attending relevant sector conferences such as Propel Info and the IHIF hotel conference in Berlin.