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Academies and schools

Running an academy or school demands focus with the ability to look in every direction. That’s the conclusion we’ve come to after working with clients in this field for decades. As a result, our service is designed to support and never distract.
Audit, accounting and advisory services

Audit, accounting and advisory services for academies and schools

You + Us = More. More support. More advice. More understanding.

Over the years, our academy specialists have helped over 100 clients at every level – from stand-alone primary and secondary schools to national multi-academy trusts. So, you can rely on our help to satisfy governance, financial and HR requirements all year round.

Join forces with our sector experts, and you won’t have to worry about ticking those audit and accounting boxes on time. You’ll also have access to across-the-board training and information, from accounting workshops to technical updates. To top it off, our relationship with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) means you’ll stay primed on the latest regulations.

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Specialist services for not-for-profits

Use the buttons below to learn more about our specialist services for not-for-profits and find out more about how we can help you.

Benchmarking for academy trusts

Benchmarking for academy trusts

Financial compliance and reporting to regulators is now an all-year-round task for academy trusts. But to truly succeed, it's important to meet these requirements and strive towards excellence in your academy trusts financial management. 

To accurately budget, forecast and ensure long-term financial stability, it’s important that trusts can analyse their financial results and understand how their performance compares to their peers.

That’s why we publish our annual Academy trust benchmarking report each year, giving you an overview of sector trends and key operational margins. 

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Academy Accounts Workshop

Our Academy Accounts Workshop is your go-to resource for mastering year-end academy accounts preparation.

This comprehensive five-part video series for academies and schools provides a thorough overview of academy financial reporting, accounts preparation, audit requirements, and the use of Buzzacott's specialised Excel templates for preparing statutory accounts. Presented by experts from our Charity and Not-for-Profit team, the series ensures that viewers gain the critical knowledge needed to effectively prepare their academy's accounts.

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Reserves guide

Understanding and setting an effective and realistic reserves policy is a key part of an academy trust’s financial planning and there’s no denying the importance of maintaining adequate reserves, but how do you ensure you’re balancing the needs of today’s pupils versus tomorrow’s?

Find out more and download your copy of the guide

Board assurance

A board focuses on where it can make its greatest impact, and in doing so, trustees often make assumptions, well-informed or not, about the processes and knowledge that form part of a normal day-to-day operation within academies and schools.

Board Assurance is a comprehensive guide introducing the Board Assurance Framework (BAF) and the 3 levels of assurance. Together, these practices can encourage an assurance mindset and help to reduce risks when making assumptions.

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