The government’s Academies programme has expanded at pace, establishing an exciting new sector within the Not for Profit market. As charities and companies, Academies face the challenges of the interaction of company and charity legislation and the Charities SORP together with fulfilling the specific requirements of the Department for Education (DfE) Funding Agreement and meeting the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook. It is essential they have an adviser who can assist them in complying with these regulations and at the same time add value to their business.
In addition, to the broader services we provide to Not for Profits generally we can assist Academies with:
- Risk management
- Systems development and documentation
- Internal audit
- Payroll. We have our own Payroll Bureau.
- Government training
- Specialist VAT advice – we have our own in-house VAT specialist
- Employer Solutions
We are also a member of HCWA (a leading association of independent accountants in the UK), who act for 45 Academies, including a number based locally.