As an academy school, you are considered an independent institution and are therefore accountable for the results you achieve and how public funds are used. The requirement to appoint a
‘Responsible Officer’ (RO) to undertake the internal risk review and
financial control checks was replaced with several alternative options, including an internal audit.
Our vast experience in the academy sector has allowed us to establish a complete internal audit package, which is designed to assist your Accounting Officer. Our service will ensure you comply with all aspects of internal financial management and control required from the Handbook and can be tailored to the individual risks you may have identified to focus on.