Edward is a partner in the charity & not-for-profit team at Buzzacott, and heads up the company's specialist offering to the social business sector.
Edward manages a diverse portfolio of charities and membership organisations, who 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; and training for trustees and staff.
Alongside his work duties, Edward is an avid speaker and writer, contributing regularly to 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.
An informed attitude to risk could prove highly advantageous to enterprising charities willing to consider the potential impact social finance could create, argues Eddie Finch from UK chartered accountants Buzzacott.