Finance Training and Support

Specialist finance support for your school or academy, when you need it.

Finance teams don’t always grow at the same rate as the workload placed upon them. Whether you are a school, academy, MAT or free school, our helpdesk and specialist finance consultants can provide your team with the support it needs whenever you need it.

We will give you the assurance that your finances are in order and help you meet all your budgeting and reporting obligations.

The main features of our finance 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
  • EFA reporting

Accounting Advice

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

Knowledge Centre

Academisation

Conversion Guidance

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Academy & MAT resources

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Service Solutions

Our academy and MAT services

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