HOLDINGS LIMITED (MHL)
MHL is a management
consultancy organization, driven by its commitment to deliver value-added
services of the highest quality, to its clients. To that end we
offer our clients high-levels of expertise and where requested resource
support in critical areas of their business operations. We are dedicated
to the provision of professional Internal Audit, Accounting, Staff
support/training and Business Advisory Services.
minds and support staff of MHL are a team of highly experienced
and qualified professionals whose skills base and in-depth knowledge
and understanding have been gained from their extensive and international
experiences. That pool of resource professionals comprises Chartered
Accountants (ACCA & ICAJ), Certified Public Accountants (CPA),
Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA), holders of MBA/EMBA
and degrees in Computer Science, Management Information Systems
and Management Studies. The formal training of these individuals
was collectively obtained in the UK, USA, Jamaica and Nigeria.
MHL prides itself
at being able to provide well-developed, multi disciplined professionals
capable of effectively performing complex tasks.
Based on our
experiences abroad and in Jamaica, not only have we been pressing
for contracted services where this is more effective, we have applied
that philosophy to ourselves. Staff working with us are all on a
contracted basis. Furthermore, staff are specially recruited for
each assignment, our aim being to deliver quality work within minimum
time. With this objective we continually evaluate recruited personnel
and where performance does not meet what we consider to be the high
expectation of our clients, disengagement is swift.
a move in the local environment in 1996 for the provision of outsourced
professional Internal Audit services. There are now new players
in the market place but we remain the only company in Jamaica fully
dedicated to the provision of the service on a highly professional
advantage includes but is not limited to the following:
- Our methodology,
which has been designed for the local environment, is unique.
It is informed by our experiences in England, the United States
of America, Nigeria and the Caribbean.
- For the range
of services provided by us, our services have been extended to
a wide range of industries and geographic locations. Some of these
- Life Insurance
companies with affiliates in the Caribbean and Latin America.
stock and money market brokerage companies.
and merchant banking companies.
banking and Unit Trusts.
chain and restaurants.
- Dry cleaning
Interests – Hotels, Tour Operator, Car Rental Companies.
Manufacturing and Trading companies.
- We are the
only organization in Jamaica that is dedicated to the provision
of specialized Internal Audit services divorced from any external
audit responsibilities. As a policy, our sister firm Obasare &
Co. will not accept an Internal Audit service where we as one
family are also the External Auditors. The firm of Obasare &
Co. provides external audit services.
- As professionals,
it is always our desire and determination to be independent and
also be seen as such. We know the business; we have sailed through
the pitfalls and pioneered our path together with some of the
most senior executives in Jamaica. Internal Auditing is the very
essence of our existence as an organization.
- We have a
high quality of staff members with skills levels suited for our
clients. The profiles of our other key players will be shared
should we be required to make a presentation.
- We at MHL,
aim to adopt the culture of our client organizations and foster
an atmosphere of the highest levels of cooperation with their
staff members. Where we consider improvements in cultural settings
to be appropriate we so advise as well.
- We have worked
with the major external auditing firms and established good cooperation
with them to the extent that they seek our services to work alongside
with them. This invariably helps in reducing external audit costs.
- Our specialized
experiences enable us to minimize the cost of the function. Furthermore,
we do not hold ourselves as experts in client operations. We draw
on our specialized skills and experiences as well as those of
client managers who we believe can also play a significant role
in improvement issues.
audit philosophy is to maintain a long-term partnership relationship
that ensures effective discharge of the entire audit function. This
speaks to a number of Critical Success Factors (CSFs) the most important
- An integrated
planning process that looks at risk, control and corporate governance
issues from the eyes of major players of which we shall be only
of such audit methodologies that provide comfort in all areas
of the audit process.
Owing to the
dynamic nature of risk, control and corporate governance issues,
we revise CSFs on an ongoing basis with comfort (real or perceived)
being perhaps the main driver.
Integral to our
approach is the development of a full understanding of our clients’
business requirements and expected deliverables. Rather than proposing
generic solutions, we tailor our services, after careful consideration
of clients specific needs, to maximize value. We work toward retaining
the same staff members on the outsourced engagement until rotation
of field staff becomes inevitable. Even then, rotation is discussed
We work with
our clients to build stronger organizations and respond promptly
to major issues. Our methodology has an eye for organizational,
process and job level improvements.
We add that having
developed key professionals in the country, we are able to access
the labour market to obtain needed resource support within a reasonable
time frame. For this reason, we respond to special assignments with
short notice without loss of continuity or the pace of delivery.