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Academy School Audits

Academy School Audits

We have over 40 years' experience of acting for schools not under direct local authority control, and, more recently, we have acted for academy schools since conversion became more mainstream in 2010. Our knowledge of the education sector has led us to provide audit and advisory services to several academies throughout Lancashire, assisting them through the conversion process and the adaptation to the reporting under the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). This has allowed us to develop a broad knowledge of academies and the various activities which schools typically undertake.

We also act for established Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) and can provide assistance for schools who are looking to either create a MAT or join an existing MAT.

We have staff trained in the education sector, specifically for academy schools, and the training of these staff is regularly updated as the legislation issued by the ESFA evolves in these early years of academy schools. We also have contacts within the ESFA itself allowing us to communicate directly with them on any key issues. We believe this combination allows us to provide an excellent level of service to our academy school clients.

We are able to provide a comprehensive range of services to academy schools including:

  • The preparation of accounts compliant with Charity Law, Company Law and the regulations of the ESFA.
  • Statutory audit services
  • Preparation of the ESFA Accounts Return
  • Audit of the Teachers’ Pension Return
  • Assistance with the completion of Budget Forecast Returns due in both May and July
  • Provision of an internal audit or Responsible Officer service
  • Company secretarial services including appointing and removing directors and submission of the annual confirmation statement at Companies House
  • Taxation services including corporation tax, VAT compliance and the preparation of gift aid claims.
  • A comprehensive payroll service

Our experience and expertise in this area allows us to offer a service and advice of the highest calibre, but also at a cost that our larger competitors often struggle to match.

For further information, please contact:

Rob Mitchell BSC ACA on 01524 67371

Details about our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk for the UK and www.cro.ie/auditors for Ireland, under reference number C004122768

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