Partners

  • Jessica Edwards

    Partner

    Jessica joined haysmacintyre in 2007 and trained and qualified with the firm. She was appointed Partner in October 2017.

    Her client portfolio reflects her specialism in the hospitality sector and partnerships, and she has specific responsibility for growing our business within the professional services arena. 

    Open and friendly relationships with clients are important to Jess. She is in contact with her clients year round, supporting them in responding to a range of challenges from compliance matters such as the statutory audit, tax compliance, solicitors accounts rules and accountants reports, as well as advisory matters such as due diligence, management accounts and ad hoc advice when needed.

    Outside of work Jess loves to travel and coming home as well, as she enjoys all London has to offer culturally and food-wise. 

    Jess is a regular volunteer for Samaritans.

  • Natasha Frangos

    Partner, Head of Corporate

    Natasha trained and qualified with haysmacintyre and has been a partner since 2009. She is Head of Corporate and is a member of the firm’s Management Board. Having previously led the creative, media and technology team for many years, her client portfolio is focused on businesses across those industries.

    The majority of Natasha’s clients are dynamic and innovative businesses, often with significant external stakeholders. She provides her clients with a range of services and will frequently act for a company from its early stages, through to growth and international expansion, assisting during a transaction and in many cases she remains involved in the company beyond that event. She prides herself on developing long lasting client relationships, often acting as a sounding board for her clients across a range of commercial and financial issues, delivering a personal and high value service.

    The services she and her team advise their clients on, over and above compliance services, include structuring for investment, share option schemes, R&D tax credits, extraction of profits, budgeting, assisting on due diligence assignments and planning for an exit.

    Natasha is spearheading the firm’s Business Purpose 2030 initiative, and is also involved in a number of sponsorships and events including the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and greyhairworks!. Natasha regularly speaks at seminars and runs workshops on a broad range of topics and she regularly writes articles and contributes to publications.

    As an active member of MSI Global Alliance, our worldwide alliance of legal and accounting firms, Natasha has visited many member firms worldwide to better understand their business approaches and specialisms and regularly collaborates with international MSI teams to deliver a joined-up service to clients. She also regularly presents at the MSI’s global and European conferences.

    Natasha has been honoured as one of Brummell Magazine’s 30 Inspirational Women Champions of Diversity and was awarded Woman of the Year - Practice (National) at the Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards in 2020.

  • Adam Halsey

    Partner, Co-Head of Charities

    Adam specialises exclusively in charities and not for profit organisations and works with a variety of schools and religious charities, and leads our Environmental and Animal Welfare charities offering.

    He mainly works in statutory audit and accountancy, but also advises clients on internal audit training and outsourcing, financial systems reviews, recruitment of key financial personnel, new SORP implementation and advice on policy setting. Adam is part of our Forensic Services team specialising in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and the production of expert and advisory reports in connection with non-litigious matters.

    Adam joined haysmacintyre in 2001 from Deloitte & Touche where he spent two years in the Corporate Finance department. Before this, he trained and qualified at KPMG where he worked mainly with large well-known charities. He also spent nine months working in KPMG's forensic accounting department.

  • Steve Harper

    Partner

    Steve is a Partner in our not for profit team. He joined haysmacintyre in February 2016 and has specialised in the not for profit sector for over a decade.

    Steve works with a variety of charities, with a particular focus on international charities, service delivery charities and education-related charities.

    In addition to statutory audit, Steve has assisted clients in a wide range of areas including financial due diligence, reviews of overseas country offices and other reviews in a wide variety of areas including internal audits.

    Steve has spoken at a wide variety of events including haysmacintyre seminars and the Civil Society NGO Insight conference. He has had articles published on a variety of topics including donor audit pitfalls, cost recovery and budgeting for not for profits. Steve leads our engagement with international charities – he runs our seminar programme for international charities, and he is the editor of our International Charity Financial Benchmarking Report.  

    Steve is a trustee and treasurer of two charities which brings a wider perspective and empathy with the sector to his work.

  • Murtaza Jessa

    Partner, Co-Head of Charities

    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 alongside Adam Halsey. 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.