Edward Finch - Partner.

Edward joined Buzzacott in 2003 and is a Partner in the Charity & Not-for-Profit team.

Alongside a diverse portfolio of charities and membership organisations, he leads our work with social businesses. His client organisations operate locally, nationally and internationally and across a range of activities encompassing international development, public service delivery and a wide variety of membership activities. In addition to offering advice relating to financial statements and reporting, Edward and his team also offer:

  • Structures and governance advisory
  • Business and financial planning
  • Funder assurance and transaction due diligence
  • Reviews of systems and processes
  • Training for trustees and staff

Alongside his work duties, Edward is an avid speaker and writer, contributing regular articles for Pioneers Post and other publications as well as presenting on a broad range of topics within Buzzacott’s own training and seminars and at sector events.

Edward is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a social enterprise working with NGO, public sector and corporate partners to bring innovative market based solutions to deliver healthy and reliable sanitation and water supplies. He has held a number of trustee roles including as treasurer of his local Age UK charity and of a furniture reuse programme.

Outside of the office Edward is a season ticket holder at Arsenal FC and enjoys an occasional round of golf.  He is a fan of a wide range of music from the 60’s through to present day and (when no-one else is listening) plays the guitar.


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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

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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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