Audit and assurance accountants

Audit and assurance services

We have a huge amount of experience in the increasingly specialised area of audit and assurance and we understand the delicate balance between meeting compliance objectives and providing you with a meaningful, efficient service.

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Hawsons Audit & Assurance Services are provided by our dedicated team of experienced accountants who are able to offer a full range of audit and assurance related services.


Our reputation & experience

We have an established reputation for integrity and professional competence of which we are proud and committed to maintaining. Our team of audit accountants are fully trained on the latest developments in Auditing Standards, in this increasingly specialised area.

We understand the delicate balance between meeting our compliance objectives and providing you with a meaningful, efficient service and, at Hawsons, we believe in building friendly, constructive relationships to help make the audit and assurance process as smooth as possible.

We appreciate the need for audit and assurance services to be carried out in a cost-effective manner. We aim to achieve this by carrying out an initial review of your business and your systems to enable us to focus on key audit risk areas, thereby maximising audit efficiency whilst informing you of any key audit issues we identify.

We also utilise the latest audit software to further enhance the efficiency of the audit assignment. The software is tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business in terms of size, reporting obligations and corporate structure and to provide the appropriate platform for your audit needs.

Strategic reporting

All UK-incorporated companies are required to prepare a strategic report, as well as a directors’ report, within their annual report unless they have an exemption. The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 October 2014 and apply to financial years ending on or after 30 September 2013.

Find out more about strategic reporting.

Download our free guide to strategic reporting here.

Our trusted audit and assurance approach

Our risk based audit approach involves gaining an in depth understanding of your business through regular contact throughout the year, together with the application of detailed planning and risk assessment procedures. The outcome of our discussions and planning conclusions will direct our audit work and help us to identify the material areas of risk on which to focus the audit. In order to avoid an inefficient approach in areas of minimal risk, we review the control environment to build assurances from the systems in place. This enables us to draw conclusions from our risk assessments and give feedback about our observations.


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From our assessments of risk our audit effort is directed to areas of greatest concern.

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Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

To book your free initial meeting, please click here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Simon Bladen Partner

Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Martin Wilmott

Partner, Doncaster

01302 367 262

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Richard Burkimsher

Richard Burkimsher

Partner, Northampton

01604 645 600

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

Hawsons are a registered firm with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), this enables us as a firm to provide audit and assurances services to U.S. subsidiary companies based in the UK, in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requirements.

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 100 countries.


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