Paul Daly

Paul is an audit partner in the Manchester office, specialising in helping entrepreneurs, OMBs and SMEs in a number of sectors, with a particular focus on automotive.

Initially working within a ‘Big Four’ firm for seven years, providing both audit and transaction related services, he then moved into industry in a financial controller role at a FTSE 100 group. This industry experience proved invaluable when he moved back into practice, focusing on internal and external audit, control reviews, independent business reviews and transaction support including due diligence.

Paul has developed a unique skill set, assisting businesses with control and profitability issues as well as acquisition and disposal strategies. He has a ‘hands on’ approach and is regularly called upon by manufacturers and top 50 motor retail groups to personally carry out investigative work.  This approach ensures that complex or time critical assignments can be more easily managed with projects typically hitting the ground running under Paul’s direct supervision.

In addition to regular one off assignments, Paul is responsible for an audit portfolio focused in the OMB, entrepreneurial and SME sectors.  Again there is a strong weighting of his portfolio towards the automotive sector ensuring that he always has his finger on the pulse of the current market and the latest innovations and trends.

In recognition of his expertise, Paul was ranked by Experian as one of Manchester’s leading professional advisers during 2016.

He spends his free time looking after a young family and is a keen follower of motorsport. He also enjoys various DIY projects.


  • Automotive
  • Internal and external audit
  • Independent Business Reviews
  • Transaction support including business valuations and financial due diligence
  • Management buyouts
  • Working Capital improvement and forecasting
  • Business planning
  • Business health checks and profit improvement advice