Selven leads our international desks service and is our France specialist. He is an active member of our MSI Global Alliance European working group and speaks fluent French.
- He has over 12 years’ experience in delivering external audit and assurance services to both publicly listed and private companies across a range of sectors including property, creative media and technology and the general corporate market.
Selven has assisted many companies with their admission to the London Stock Exchange through the IPO process. He has also undertaken financial due diligence projects in both the UK and overseas and has assisted clients with their conversion from UK accounting standards (UK GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Selven joined in June 2012 having previously qualified with a top 20 firm. Selven is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) and the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Outside work, Selven enjoys spending time with his young family. Being a keen French culture, history and gastronomy enthusiast, Selven enjoys driving around the French countryside visiting castles and vineyards.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1986, Murtaza joined KPMG in London where, in addition to carrying out audit and special assignments such as mergers, management buyouts and due diligence, he was in charge of the tax work in the department. In 1990, Murtaza left KPMG to start Trustient. Under his leadership, Trustient gained an excellent reputation for auditing and advising clients in the not for profit sector. In 2006, Trustient merged with haysmacintyre and Murtaza became one of our partners.
As well as external and internal auditing, Murtaza has been involved in all aspects of advising charities including Charity Commission review visits, advice on mergers, structure and set up of trading subsidiaries, trustee training, risk assessment, business plan facilitation, set up of affiliated overseas charities, overseas branch offices, donor audits and advice on internal controls.
Murtaza heads up our general Charities sector team. His portfolio consists of a wide range of charities and not for profit organisations including grant making charities, medical research charities, law centres and citizen advice bureaus, environmental, disability, conflict resolution and human rights charities, charities working internationally, membership organisations, lobbying organisations, social enterprises, and training and educational bodies. He also holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting.
During his career, Murtaza has held the following positions:
1999 - 2004: Treasurer of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a charity based in London with more than 20 field offices and affiliated charities in USA and South Africa.
2006 - 2014: One of the founding trustees of Health, Education and Resources for Tomorrow (HEART), working with young children in Africa and India providing grants for schooling and welfare to needy families.
2008 - 2014: Trustee and Treasurer of Small Charities Coalition, a membership charity, whose aims are to assist small charities by matching skills with other charities.
Murtaza is a regular contributor to charity publications and speaks at sector conferences. He uses much of his spare time working for voluntary organisations and socialising.
Nick joined Hays Allan, one of haysmacintyre's predecessor firms, in 1998 where he trained and qualified in the Audit department. He moved into the Tax department in 2002 where he qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2003. Nick was promoted to Partner in 2012 and heads up our Business Tax team.
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.
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.
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.