Alan is Chairman of Henderson Loggie, he is also Head of Tax for the Firm and leads our award winning VAT team. He covers all four offices providing specialist advice on technical VAT compliance and advisory, training and development.
Having spent 16 years with HM Revenue & Customs carrying out VAT assurance visits for a wide range of businesses – from small retailers to local authorities, Alan has gained considerable experience of HM Revenue & Customs inspections. He can help with planning opportunities for VAT efficiency, and can advise our clients on retrospective reclaim opportunities, securing significant VAT repayments.
Alan can also advise on other indirect taxes e.g. landfill tax, aggregates levy, climate change levy, and also offers in-house technical updates to the legal profession.
In addition to his tax specialism, Alan leads our Education Sector Group, ensuring that that team meets all the needs of the sector – from audit, to advisory and across all the services the firm provides.
Andy provides audit and accountancy services to clients in both the commercial and charitable sectors. He trained and worked for a Big 4 firm, and also worked in industry for a period before returning to the profession.
Andy has very much a hands-on approach due to his time spent in industry, and understands the practical issues of running a finance function and the issues they are faced with.
Andy also specialises in outsourcing of finance functions, providing this service to companies without their own in house finance team. The service Andy provides means he’s often involved with companies on a day to day basis, providing advice and ensuring their time is freed up rather than worrying about the financial administration side of their business.
Barbara has worked in taxation and specialised in the owner managed business sector for nearly 25 years. During that time she has dealt with a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors ranging from the initial establishment of new businesses, through the growth years and then to retirement or sale. Throughout the life cycle of any business a great variety of tax challenges arise and Barbara has provided pro-active and practical tax advice at every stage.
Barbara heads up the firm’s Life Sciences Sector Group and along with the team provides a wide range of skills and experience to service an important and substantial sector in the Scottish economy. Barbara is involved in running Corporate and Tax Clinics for one of our major Universities, assisting early stage companies.
Barbara is also a Director of Henderson Loggie Financial Services Limited.
Jamie is an experienced auditor with strong technical skills who provides audit and accounting services to our clients across a wide range of sectors. He trained with a Big 4 firm and after qualifying in 1987 he gained twenty years of experience before joining Henderson Loggie in 2007.
Jamie has wide commercial experience having worked with clients in many sectors and of all sizes from owner managed businesses to large groups. As well as core audit, Jamie has been involved in large projects for clients involving acquisitions and systems implementation. He brings all of that experience to bear on his client relationships where he seeks to add value in a proactive manner.
Jamie specialises in the audit of charities and works with many high profile Scottish charities. He is head of our charities sector group and sits on the ICAS Charities Committee.
Jim is Managing Director of MHA Henderson Loggie Financial Planning, responsible for the overall running of the financial services firm ensuring we offer our client’s pro–active advice in all areas of financial planning.
Jim acts as adviser to a portfolio of private clients and has a particular interest in assisting both companies and individuals with their pensions and personal investment planning both pre and post retirement. He also has a breadth of experience of the financial planning requirements across a broad range of corporate sectors advising on the constantly changing pension legislation and the impact this has on members of defined benefit pension schemes in particular.
Jim holds the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate and is the firms nominated compliance officer and pension transfer specialist.
Stuart has considerable experience in managing assurance audit work across the Firm’s portfolio of public sector clients including further and higher education, local government, housing association, research organisations and Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs). He has played a lead role in developing the Firm’s risk-based approach to internal audit to ensure full compliance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.
In particular, Stuart has been involved in both internal and external audit assignments within the further education sector since the incorporation of colleges in 1993 and currently manages the Firm’s audit and other services to a significant number of colleges throughout Scotland.
Stuart has a detailed understanding of the corporate governance, performance management and financial issues relevant to the sectors in which he works. He uses his knowledge and experience to identify appropriate best practice benchmarks, an approach that is well received by clients who recognise the ‘added value’ that he provides.
Gavin is an experienced auditor with strong technical skills. He also brings significant commercial experience, having worked with a wide range of international and UK groups and owner managed businesses.
Gavin spent over ten years working in Edinburgh, where he trained and qualified. Gavin’s specialisms include manufacturing and distribution, infrastructure, professional practices, retail businesses and student associations.
Originally from Forfar, Gavin is a graduate of Dundee University.
David heads our Healthcare Sector Group advising dentists, care homes, vets, pharmacists and chiropodists.
He has a wide and varied range of experience providing general audit and accountancy services to a spectrum of businesses from sole traders to large group companies. His expertise also spans professional practices such as solicitors and FCA regulated businesses.
David is part of our successful charity team dealing with a wide range of charities including local authority charitable trusts and student associations and he is key member of our grants team, providing audits and accountants report for grants claims such European and Scottish Government grants.