Charles Kavazy

Director of IT Services

Charles heads up the firm’s IT services with a highly commercial approach. He provides independent IT advice helping businesses purchase, implement and achieve a return on their investment in technology. Charles has been with Hawsons throughout his career, starting as a trainee and including period as an audit manager,  he is an experienced accountant bringing together knowledge of accountancy, technology and business.

Charles is also a cyber security specialist helping organisations manage and mitigate of cyber risk along with Data Protection Act compliance.

Charles Kavazy is director of IT services at Hawsons

Charles Kavazy

Director of IT Services

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Charles’ recent articles


Beware email password recovery scam

One of the increasing trends in cyber-crime is hacking into a victim's email account, either to steal personal and sensitive information or to gather information about them to access their bank account or steal their identity. In this article we look at how you could...

Growing your business sky high with cloud accounting

Small and medium-sized businesses are the biggest beneficiaries of cloud accounting and there are many benefits in which moving to the cloud can bring. Working in the cloud will give your business the opportunity to concentrate on what you do best: growing and running...

Breaches double: government urges cyber security action

In a press release earlier this month, the government has warned businesses to take action as research finds that the cost of cyber security breaches doubles. Although many small business owners think that they are not at risk of cyber attack, the research showed that...

How secure is cloud accounting?

The question "how secure is cloud accounting?" is one that is raised by almost everybody making their first move to using the cloud. The term "cloud accounting" is the use of online accounting software where your data and software are stored on a server which is...

The Importance of Cyber Security (video)

Cyber security and information security are like many other aspects of your business. If you think about aspects such as customer service, credit control and ordering goods, your organisation has a system or process so that everyone in the business knows what they...

Hawsons makes history after 160 years in business

Hawsons is one of the longest standing firms of independent chartered accountants in England. Formed in December 1854, Hawsons celebrates 160 years of providing expert advice to businesses of all types and sizes. Our clients know that irrespective of how small they...

Cyber security – how to make your law firm safe

The COLPs, partners and practice managers of law firms hardly need reminding of the risks of data loss and the potential financial cost and reputational damage which can arise. Data breaches are regularly reported in the news and the SRA may well be focusing their...

Cyber security risks for charities & not-for-profit

Charities need to be aware of the risk of significant fines of up to £500,000 which can be issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Credit card numbers, bank account details, names and addresses, national insurance numbers and dates of birth are some of...

Beware high-risk fax message emails

Numerous potentially malicious emails with a subject similar to “Fax message” are currently bombarding email inboxes. Users need to be informed to take extra care with these messages. If you receive an email with a subject line referring to a fax message then this is...

Is your company data protected?

25,000 devices were handed in across the Transport for London’s rail, bus and taxi networks last year according to a Freedom of Information request filed by ViaSat UK. This equates to London transport passengers losing, on average, three devices per hour in 2013....

HMRC warn of ‘phishing’ emails

HMRC are warning tax credits claimants to be wary of scam or 'phishing' emails which are being sent out by fraudsters in the run up to the 31 July renewal deadline. HMRC are advising that although they worked with other agencies to shut down over 600 scam websites...

Information Security for GPs

Partners and practice managers need to be aware of the potential risks of faced by practices in respect of information security and the penalties for breaches and noncompliance that are being reported. The 2013 Caldicott Report The Information Governance Review arose...

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