Claire Bufton

Associate Director, Guernsey



I am highly driven and pride myself on exceeding expectations. I am a natural problem solver and enjoy finding innovate solutions when faced with challenges.

With 15 years’ experience, including time at a “big four” firm, I have collated a wealth of broad-spectrum knowledge across accounting and audit. With an aptitude for critical thinking and striving for perfection, these roles played to my strengths. Professionally ambitious, I was seeking opportunities where my skillset could add value and found that my work ethic and values were aligned with those of Saffery Trust.

While confident and competent working under my own steam, I also believe that the value of effective teamwork cannot be underestimated. As a senior manager, I encourage an open and honest dynamic, where successes are celebrated and challenges overcome as a team, while identifying the strengths and ambitions of each individual.


As a chartered accountant specialising in offshore structures, I am responsible for the supervision of the Guernsey client accounting service and the internal finance function.

My role requires me to draw on my experience of auditing international entities including, fund and investment structures ranging from small entities to large multinational listed structures. I have extensive experience of both IFRS and UK GAAP accounting frameworks applied across jurisdictions including Guernsey, Jersey, Cayman, the United Kingdom and the British Virgin Islands.

Key experience

  • Advising and supporting client teams with complex accounting issues
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Delivering IFRS and UK GAAP accountancy training

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Full member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.