Hugh Swainson - Partner

Hugh joined Buzzacott in 2003 and specialises in the Charity and Education sectors including international NGOs, social enterprises, academy trusts, further education colleges and higher education institutions. 

Hugh leads on the delivery of a range of services to these sectors including: 

• External audit

• Internal audit

• Due diligence 

He is a keen advocate of the practical benefits of measuring social impact, the way in which charities record their social value creation (or impact), including SROI methodologies, and linking social value creation to social finance. 

Additionally, Hugh is actively involved in our provision of sector informational updates including benchmarking reports, governance best practice and reserves planning. He also speaks at several of our events on topics such as governance, impact measurement and financial reporting. 

You might also be interested in… Audit and assurance for charities and not-for-profit organisations

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:

  • 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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