Academies and education
The academies and education team work alongside senior management, governors, business managers and finance teams in academies and multi academy trusts across the South West.
The academies and education team specialise in guiding governors through governance and compliance, accounting, audit and tax requirements of an academy.
The academies and education team are governors themselves and have a practical understanding of the current matters and challenges that concern academies. They are able to provide practical advice and guidance to help you ensure the viability of your academy and managing it successfully.
Having significant experience in the academy sector means Albert Goodman are well placed to offer wide-ranging services conducted by a specialist academies and education team. This includes giving specific advice on:
- Statutory accounts
- Audit of the year-end accounts
- Teachers’ Pension (TP) audit
- Completion of ESFA returns
- Assistance with management accounts
- Assistance with budgeting and forecasting
- Advice on academy structure and governance
- Conversion support
- Support with financial controls and procedures
- Governors training
- Due diligence assistance
Helpful links recommended by the academies and education team
“Albert Goodman’s academies and education team has provided invaluable professional advice since our conversion to a MAT in 2015. Provision is timely to ensure all deadlines and submission dates are met. The staff are friendly and approachable and have an in-depth understanding of the educational sector including the pressures facing small schools. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to other Academies.”
BUSINESS MANAGER – THE LEVELS ACADEMY TRUST
“We have used Albert Goodman since becoming a multi-academy trust in December 2015. Their professional and supportive approach has been invaluable both to Trustees and finance staff alike. The academies and education team are friendly and knowledgeable and always at the end of a phone or email to help. As a trust business manager, I cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone at whatever stage of their academy journey.”
BUSINESS MANAGER – HEATH ACADEMY TRUST
“It is my pleasure to be able to provide a written testimonial relating to my experience of using Albert Goodman LLP at Greenwood Tree Academy Trust since April 2015. The support and advice provided to me from Albert Goodman have been invaluable. Joe and his team are always professional and nothing is too much trouble. They are always available at the end of the phone or email, at all times of the day. They have a full range of skills and know the education sector well. I have great confidence in their work and on top of that, they are really nice people to work with too”.
TRUST BUSINESS MANAGER – GREENWOOD TREE ACADEMY TRUST
“Everyone I have contact with at Albert Goodman, my accountant, payroll team and also the audit team are a pleasure to work with. Everyone is professional and knowledgeable and I feel fully supported by them all. I would, without reservation recommend them”.
SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER – AVISHAYES PRIMARY SCHOOL & EARLY YEARS CENTRE
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