Annual audits for academy schools

Our annual audits and assurance engagements are seen as an opportunity to provide you with far more than statutory compliance.  We understand that cost is important to you and we have a proven track record in the charitable and public sectors of carrying out cost improvement reviews, which deliver real savings.

Our partner-led team of academy school specialists is experienced in providing an effective and economic audit service. As part of our regular service to over 360 academy school clients we are able to assist you with a full range of audit and assurance matters, including:

  • audit of the financial statements;
  • specialist pension fund audits;
  • regulatory reports;
  • UK GAAP reporting;
  • financial accounting;
  • independent controls and systems process assurance; and
  • assistance with fundraising for capital and revenue projects.

Auditing pension funds

As an Academy School you will take on full responsibility for your staff as well as the possibility of any shortfalls in your non-teachers staff pensions. We have experience of dealing with schools and other clients who face similar issues with their pension schemes.

We are able to assist with audit of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme End Of Year Certificate and Local Government Pension Scheme return as well as providing information and advice on FRS17 reporting.

Accounts preparation

In our position as auditor we are obliged to remain independent, however, we are able to provide you with objective, impartial assistance with the preparation of your annual accounts by creating independent teams to work on your behalf. We have extensive experience of this process and so are able to assist you in producing your academy’s annual accounts to a high standard in a cost effective manner. Go to our Transition to academy school status page for more information on our accounts preparation experience.

March Accounts Return

We can assist you with your March Accounts return, which is required to be completed each year to 31 March by all academies that have a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.

The next step

If you would like to discuss the accounting services that we can provide for your academy school, please contact one of our academy schools specialists at your nearest location, or complete the contact form.

Or for further information on our audit services download our sector brochure.