MAT Payroll & Pensions' Administration

Specialist, tailored support.

Strictly Education currently provides payroll and pensions' administration to over 100 multi-academy trusts (MATs), helping many of them grow from small beginnings too upwards of 35 academies.

We understand the specific HMRC, pension, reporting and governance requirements of MATs and, through our powerful online payroll portal, can give you complete data visibility, hierarchical viewing and multiple academy access.

At the core of our MAT service is our flexibility to accommodate different local authority and pension scheme conditions within a single MAT structure.

Working only in the education sector we have the specialist experience and skill sets to tailor our support and will define a tailored matrix of responsibilities and individual welcome packs so everybody knows what is required of them from day one. 

The main features of our MAT payroll and pensions' service are highlighted below.

Please request a quote or get in touch for further information on 0330 123 2549

Service Features

Payroll Strategy

  • Hierarchical portal viewing
  • Pension reporting
  • Strategic advice & planning
  • Full management information
  • Metrics across all schools
  • Absence reporting

Payroll Administration

  • Specialist online portal
  • Dedicated payroll officer
  • Cost-centre configuration
  • Multiple LA & TP pension rules
  • LGPS employee banding
  • Changes 4 days before pay run

Finance Strategy

  • MAT level budgeting
  • MAT level accounting
  • Benchmarking guidance 
  • SLT reporting & analysis
  • Financial controls
  • ESFA reporting

Accounting Advice

  • Budget setting
  • Third party returns
  • Staff costs & restructuring
  • Monthly reporting & advice
  • Pre and post-audit support  
  • Accounting system set-up

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