Academy schools

Planning and supporting academy conversion

Accountants for Academy Schools

Valuable input from knowledgeable experts

As one of the eastern region’s major providers of services to academies we act for over 80 academy trusts in every county across East Anglia, the eastern home counties as well as six London boroughs. 

Our clients include every type of establishment – from small rural primary schools to large inner-city comprehensives and faith schools, and from single schools to larger multi academy trusts.

Whether your school may be required to become an academy under the proposals in the Education Excellence Everywhere White Paper; is under pressure to become a multi academy trust or is just looking for a change in advisor our close knit team, most of whom have experience working as school governors themselves, can help and guide you through the extensive regulations and confusing jargon.

Value added services

Our overriding focus is on providing academies and their trustees with the answers before anyone thinks to ask the question. Support offered within our fixed fee service has grown based upon the requirements of our clients and includes:

Free governor presentation

Whether upon conversion, or now more likely with new governors we are always happy to present to your governors on topics such as governor and trustee responsibilities, good governance principles and risk mitigation. We are currently assisting many governing bodies on understanding the implications of becoming a multi academy trust.

Pre-audit workshops 

Prior to the commencement of each years audit process, these sessions help ensure your finance staff are fully aware of the issues concerning end-of-year reporting and accounting.

Unlimited free helpdesk

By phone or by email, if we either know or should know the answer to your query (and our experience is such that this is no longer confined to just financial and reporting matters) then that advice is free – as much as you need – as often as you like.

Ongoing support

With our post-conversion service, you receive support with:

  • statutory audit
  • assurance report on regularity
  • audited accounts returns (and preparation if required)
  • audit reports on teacher pensions
  • grant audits
  • corporation tax (statutory returns plus advice on “trading” / gift aid etc)
  • internal audit services (standard or enhanced)
  • governor documentation and policies
  • VAT health checks and advice on specific projects
  • review or completion of EFA returns such as budget forecasts
  • company secretarial tasks
  • payroll and HR services
  • investment and cash management services
  • MAT due diligence.

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