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Katharine Patel - Partner.

Katharine is a Partner of the firm and head of the Charity & Not-for-Profit team. She has particular responsibility for the provision of audit, financial accounting and regulatory compliance services to a portfolio of clients which includes many charitable and educational institutions (including Further and Higher Education Colleges, Academies and independent schools).

Katharine has completed a postgraduate diploma in Charity Accounting and Financial Management at London South Bank University which has provided her with a broad insight into the activities and operations of a wide range of charities. She now lectures on a number of the University’s courses in respect of charity accounting and financial issues. She is also a Trustee and the Treasurer of a large drugs services charity based in South London.

Katharine joined Buzzacott in 1996 and since then has worked with not-for-profit sector organisations giving her extensive knowledge of the sector and its accounting regulations.

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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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