Audit & assurance services

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Our audit & assurance service

At Hawsons we have a long and well-established history in the highly complex and technical area of audit and assurance.

We continually invest in, adapt and evolve our audit and assurance service and software giving us the capability to provide a full range of audit and assurance services for a range of clients from owner-managed businesses to charities and not-for-profit organisations to large corporates.

This makes us one of the few independent practices that can conduct highly complex audit and assurance jobs usually reserved for large, multi-national firms.

We adopt a personal approach to our audit and assurance service to ensure it is carried out in a friendly, cost-effective and efficient manner. To achieve this we carry out an initial review to get a detailed understanding of your organisation which enables us to focus on key audit risks to maximise our efficiency whilst informing you of any key audit and assurance issues we identify.

Whilst many firms view audit and assurance as a compliance task we believe in providing our clients with meaningful and constructive feedback which can be acted on to improve the everyday running of their organisation.

At Hawsons our team work within the ethos of our 6 core values with the aim of encouraging and assisting our staff’s professional development.

If you are looking for a friendly independent firm to conduct your audit please contact Hawsons today for your free initial meeting.

Our Core Values

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We provide the following audit and assurance services

SME and family business audit

Large & International company audit

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) audit

Pension scheme audit

Grant claim audit

Charities & not-for-profit entity audit

Why choose Hawsons as your auditors?

If you are looking for a new auditor with a fresh perspective, why not arrange a free initial meeting so you can get to know us and see what we have to offer your organisation? If you decide you’d like us to work with you, here are some of the benefits:


Regular, ongoing contact with a Partner and Manager to ensure that our knowledge of your organisation remains up to date and we can give you timely, accurate and practical advice. We don’t see audit and assurance as a one off annual assignment but an ongoing process which adapts as we learn more about your organisation;


An efficient audit and assurance approach that focuses on risk and is designed to provide added value through constructive feedback to management, not only on the integrity of accounting, financial systems and internal controls, but also to enable you to conduct your affairs most efficiently and effectively;


Our ability to understand your needs and requirements and not only meet them, but exceed them in our service delivery and commitment to our Client Care Standards. Our Client Care Standards focus on three main areas which are client contact standards, our service standards and our target standards. These standards are adhered to by all staff and are designed to provide the best possible service to our clients.


Our audit and assurance approach



During the planning stage our team obtains a deep understanding of the business, its people and its environment to formulate an overall audit strategy. The team uses our audit software and a secure client portal to achieve this.



Identify and evaluate controls and agree on an audit approach. Perform audit work – on-site or remotely which is completed by our audit team and reviewed by a manager and then a partner. Our tiered review process ensures that the audit is carried out to a high standard in a timeframe that works for you.


There will be a final, ISA-compliant audit completion meeting with management (and those charged with governance) at which you will be provided with a report on your financial health and a discussion of our audit opinion and any other findings before the audit is formally signed off.

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Our national and international reach

We are a member of HLB International a fast-growing, dynamic network of independent accounting firms and business advisers. Our membership gives us access to firms in over 150 countries worldwide to ensure consistent, cost-effective and expert advice to businesses with international operations and needs.

In the UK, HLB participant firms have a strong presence and work closely together to deliver best practice and latest thought leadership through a number of working parties that meet regularly. Regular contact with these firms enables us to provide a national service if required.

What do our clients think of Hawsons?

Since our incorporation back in May 2020, Amefa GB Ltd have used Hawson’s Sheffield for all our auditing requirements. Our experience of their service has been one of professionalism whilst retaining a personal approach.

Our audits have always run smoothly and on time and we would have no hesitation in recommending Craig Burton and Sam Butler for any auditing requirements.

Lee Buckley

Amefa GB

Our audit and assurance contacts

Will Amos

Partner, Northampton

Specialises in:

Simon Bladen


Craig Burton

Partner, Sheffield

Specialises in:

Sam Butler

Partner, Sheffield
David Owens
Partner, Northampton

Specialises in:

Scott Sanderson

Partner, Sheffield

Dan Wood

Partner, Doncaster

Specialises in:

Paul Wormald

Partner, Doncaster

Switching auditors is easier than you think

We aim to make the transition to Hawsons simple and straightforward with as little input required from you as possible. Once you have informed us and the predecessor auditor of your decision to change we take the following three-step approach:

Step 1

We obtain professional clearance to act from the predecessor auditors. This is done via either a letter or e-mail and is an important first step.

Step 2

Assuming that clearance to act is granted with no issues raised we begin our anti-money laundering and take on procedures with you.

Step 3

Once all the regulatory checks are completed we request access to review the prior year audit working papers. This involves either an online file review, an online video meeting with the previous auditor or a physical visit to their office.

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Benefits of working with Hawsons

A proactive, partner-led service that focuses on developing an effective working relationship with you;

A friendly, experienced and professional team of advisors who are approachable and accessible and care about your organisation;

Real specialist knowledge that is local, accurate and responsive;

Our genuine international reach through our membership of HLB International, with links throughout the UK and globally;

Our commitment to agreeing a detailed schedule of audit work and deadlines and sticking to these;

Competitive, transparent and value-for-money pricing drawn through our efficient operations, without compromising on quality;

Responsive and available whenever you need us

We are registered to carry out audit work in the UK and regulated to carry out a range of business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Our expertise is not limited to UK operations and through our membership in the HLB International network we have access to prompt and accurate advice on a worldwide basis, serving more than 150 countries.

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