Whether you are thinking of converting to an academy school status or have already done so, our dedicated academies team can help you with the complex array of matters you will need to deal with, from best value audit and accounts to taxation compliance and VAT issues. We are proud to say that we have been supporting and advising education, not-for-profit and charitable organisations across Devon for over sixty years.

How can we help?

We have extensive experience of providing annual audits for academy schools, delivered by our team who have specialist knowledge and understanding of the sector. Our annual audits and assurance engagements are seen as an opportunity to provide you with far more than statutory compliance. We understand that cost is important to you and we have a proven track record in the charitable and public sectors of carrying out cost improvement reviews which deliver real savings.

Our Partner-led team of academy school specialists are experienced in providing an effective and economic audit service and are able to assist you with a full range of audit and assurance matters, including:

  • Advice on academy conversion for schools and colleges
  • Audit services and preparation of year-end accounts
  • Budget preparation and management accounting
  • Cash flow management
  • Design, implementation and testing of internal controls
  • Payroll services
  • Advice on selection and implementation of accounting software & IT
  • VAT and taxation compliance
  • Supplier selection, financial and commercial probity
  • Assistance in regulatory compliance
  • Open book accounting
  • Internal audit services
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme assurance reporting.

Read our Accounting for Academy schools factsheet 
Read our Internal Audit Services for Academy schools factsheet

We are also involved in advising local authorities and schools, as well as specific educational projects involving grant devolved funding.

Our experienced and friendly team are always happy to review your education requirements. Why not give us a call to find out how best your school or college can benefit from our education accounting services.

Key Contact

Dave Tucker  FCCA – Partner

Dave Tucker FCCA – Partner

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