Responsible Officer Auditing

Gain assurance that your finances are in order.

Every academy or MAT requires to have a termly audit of its finance to make sure they are in order. 

If you lack the internal resources to conduct a review, Strictly Education can provide this service for you.

The onsite review takes place at the end of each term and looks at the three areas of the accounts; payroll, purchasing and control accounts incorporating income. A report is then produced and forwarded to the school for submission at the next governors meeting.

The main features of our 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