MHA Moore and Smalley reports 7% revenue growth to £17.7m

Digital services and cross-border tax help drive fee growth at North West firm as it plans further expansion in bid to break in to top 40 firms

North West accountancy firm MHA Moore and Smalley has reported continuing growth, reporting revenue of £17.77m for its 2018/19 financial year, up 7% on its previous year’s figures.

Currently placed 42nd in Accountancy Daily’s Top 75 Firms league table, this is the fourth year of growth for the firm, which now has more than 320 partners and staff across Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Manchester and the East Midlands.

Growth has come from increased demand for the firm’s digital accounting services as well as specialist cross-border tax and VAT advice.

The firm has not, however revealed its annual profit figures – in Accountancy Daily’s Top 75 survey, it reported a pre-tax profit of £4.1m for the year end 31 March 2018.

Graham Gordon, managing partner of MHA Moore and Smalley, said: ‘Our growing digital solutions team has been a major asset in helping owner-managed businesses get to grips with the Making Tax Digital rules.

‘Meanwhile, our payroll services team has also grown through helping businesses comply with auto-enrolment pensions rules and GDPR issues.’

He added that the firm had brought in new people to expand the firm’s VAT and indirect tax team to offer advice on Brexit issues.

‘We will continue developing our services, sector expertise and geographic reach to help our clients plan for the future,’ he said.

In April, the firm launched a new brand identity, which brought it into line with the wider MHA association and Baker Tilly International, the global network which it joined after Baker Tilly (now RSM) in the UK joined RSM International.

Philip Smith

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