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Shachi Blakemore - Partner.

“I love working with charities, they’re upbeat and passionate about the work they do. I always strive to do my best for them and keep their passion alive.”

 

Shachi joined Buzzacott in 2005 and is a Partner in the Charity & Not-for-Profit Team.

Shachi works with a wide range of charities including educational organisations (further education colleges, higher education institutes and academies), health and welfare charities, membership bodies, hospital charities, grant making trusts, environmental and human rights charities, and US/UK dual qualified charities. She specialises in statutory audit and assurance assignments but also provides clients with advice on:

• Risk Management

• Governance

• Board Assurance Frameworks

• Financial and Management Reporting

• Forecasting

Shachi has a particular interest in training and presents regularly at Buzzacott’s trustee training workshops and other seminars. She runs bespoke training sessions for trustees and audit committee members. 

Shachi represents the firm at the Audit Firms Liaison Group for the further education sector and is also a Governor and Audit Committee member of London South Bank University.

Outside of work, Shachi is an avid traveller and loves to learn new things.

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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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