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Catherine Biscoe - Partner.

Catherine joined Buzzacott in 2002 and is a partner in our Charity and Not-for-Profit team.

She provides audit and advisory services to a wide range of charities and educational institutions, with a particular interest in the arts and culture sector. As well as statutory audit and assurance engagements, Catherine provides advisory services such as assistance with reporting systems, business plans and financial projections, funder specific audits and governance reviews including risk management and board assurance frameworks.

Together with Buzzacott colleagues in the VAT Consultancy, Tax, Financial Planning and HR Consulting teams, Catherine ensures the smooth delivery of a wide range of complementary services to her clients.

Catherine regularly presents at our client seminars and contributes to external conferences and events. She provides bespoke training for management teams and trustee boards on charity finance and governance topics and is a visiting lecturer on charity accounting and finance at London South Bank University.

Catherine has been involved with charities as a volunteer in the Tower Hamlets Reading Partner scheme and is currently a board member of further and higher education College.

Outside work, she enjoys visiting new places and skiing.

 

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Work 1-to-1 with our charity sector experts and talk to someone who understands how to approach an audit, right down to the smallest details.

You want a streamlined audit process that doesn’t get in the way of your day-to-day. With us, you get crystal clear communication and realistic timetables, so you know when milestones are due and how to meet them. And because our service focuses on the key areas of your organisation, we won’t take up more of your time than strictly necessary.

During our audits we offer detailed feedback on your systems and controls – feedback you can act on because it’s designed to suit and add lasting value to your organisation.

As well as external/statutory audit, our assurance services include:

  • Independent examinations
  • Funder audits
  • Assurance and internal compliance
  • Due diligence assignments
  • HR audits
  • Grant audits

You’re our speciality

We audit charities like yours across the UK and globally, so we bring plenty of relevant experience to help everything run smoothly. And our people tend to stay with us, so you’ll often see familiar faces whose understanding of your situation grows every year.

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