At Buzzacott, our team has worked with Higher Education Institutions for over 30 years now, meaning we’re very familiar with best practice processes and procedures and will help ensure you remain compliant. Furthermore, our team actively contributes to Education Skills Funding Agency accounting and audit forums, meaning we can keep our clients abreast of updates and outcomes as soon as they’re available.


Supporting University finance teams through times of changes

From dealing with funding pressures, changing audit requirements, COVID-19 and now the current cost-of-living crisis we understand the issues you’re grappling with and work with our clients to be a strategic partner who both empowers and assures.

Specialist services for universities

Our support extends beyond audit and assurance services, meaning we can ensure you’re equipped with all the knowledge you need to help your institution thrive.
Whether you’re grappling with rising staff costs and need a chat with our Employee Benefits and Pensions Team, have concerns over digital, cyber or data security and would benefit from an independent perspective, or need advice on effective VAT and tax structures for capital projects, we have the expertise to assist you and we’re all under one roof in a single office in Central London.
Contact our team today and find out how we can support your university and by extension, its pupils, continue to flourish. We define ourselves by the needs of our clients, large and small and work hard to build and maintain relationships that are personal, collaborative and enduring – to be a partner you can trust.

 +44 (0)20 7556 1200

About Buzzacott

At Buzzacott we are trusted for the experience we have, the specialisms we understand, the relationships we build and the values we live by. Although Buzzacott is a modern firm, we are incredibly proud of our rich history and the success that we have achieved over 100 years of business. Find out more about our firm and our history in this short YouTube video: (1) Over 100 years of Buzzacott - YouTube

Buzzacott’s Education Team

Katharine Patel, Partner (audit and assurance)
+44 (0)20 7556 1270

Catherine Biscoe, Partner (audit and assurance)
+44 (0)20 7556 1384

Hugh Swainson, Partner (audit and assurance)
+44 (0)20 7556 1389

Shachi Blakemore, Partner (audit and assurance)
+44 (0)20 7556 1420

Socrates Socratous, Partner (VAT)
+44 (0)20 8037 3113

Luke Savvas, Partner (Tax)
+44 (0)20 7556 1460


Services and support for universities

·         Learn more about our Further and Higher Education services

·         Audit and assurance

·         Financial systems and controls

·         Management reporting

·         Due diligence

·         Tax planning and compliance

·         Payroll

·         Risk management

·         VAT 

Other useful links

·         We regularly host events for the sector, delivered either via webinar and in-person. Visit our Events page to find out more.

·         Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest news and insights from our team delivered straight to your inbox

·         Follow us on LinkedIn



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