MAT Finance Support

Financial support as you grow.

If you are a startup MAT or have a small in house finance team, we will support you as you grow. We currently support over 45 MATs and provide flexible support depending on their size and internal resources.

Fulfilling EFA requirements whilst taking on new academies can be overwhelming if financial expertise and resources don’t keep pace.

By supporting you with a dedicated finance consultant who specialises in running MAT finances, coupled with a helpdesk staffed by finance professionals, we can plug this gap and provide on-demand support whenever you need it.

Strictly Education’s financial support team were a key partner in the successful growth and development of REAch2 Academy Trust.
— Dean Ashton Business and Policy Director, REAch2 Academy Trust.

The main features of our MAT finance support service are highlighted below.

Please request a quote or get in touch for further information.

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