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Supporting education means supporting the future
Millions of children rely upon academies, special schools, and colleges for the vital education they need to become beneficial and proactive in the worldwide economy. With this responsibility, as well as the added importance of employing teaching staff and ensuring the social readiness of students, businesses and not-for-profit organizations face a mountain of challenges and expectations.
With experts in the fields of finance, governance and law, and advising with a thorough understanding of the education sector, we can help you no matter what stage of your journey you are on. We are happy to help, because we know that the work being done in the education sector is some of the most important and influential in the world.
How is the budget of Academies allocated? Our report compares data of our survey results across 10 Key Performance Indicators. This benchmark is a vital tool for Governors, School Business Managers and Headteachers
Services for the Academy sector
Statutory Audit is at the heart of the service we provide to the Academy sector. We are specialists in the Financial Reporting and Governance regimes surrounding academies. As well as the Financial Statements audit we also provide Accountants Assurance on Regularity – our thorough understanding of the Academies Financial Handbook and the regulatory regime surrounding Academies makes us ideally equipped to carry out this work.
With specialist Internal Audit teams who are experts in Risk Management, we are ideally placed to help you meet the Internal Scrutiny requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, and by utilising our in-depth knowledge of the Academy Sector we are really able to add value through our work. We provide Internal Audit services to numerous Academy Trusts providing the Trustee Board with assurance all while highlighting potential enhancements and efficiencies.
We can help your Trust become connected to the modern world with up-to-date and innovative new software, backed by our expertly trained accounting staff. With the many benefits of cloud accounting, from ease of access to usability, it is easy to see why businesses are quickly making the change. We have developed a cloud based accounting system that uses the ESFAs standardised chart of accounts and will ensure that the monthly and annual reporting requirements are met.
We have specialist payroll teams who are experts in the complexities of school payroll. Dealing with the requirements of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, The Local Government Pension Scheme and using pay scales are all part of our School Payroll service. Businesses are quickly making the change.
We can really make a difference through our advice and consultancy services. Our Academy teams include Directors and Managers who are experts in the sector. Between them, our senior team has years of experience in guiding clients through the ever increasing regulatory regime. Whether you need support in reviewing the structure of your finance team, carrying out Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning reviews or Due Diligence work on new schools joining a trust we are perfectly placed to assist you.
Benchmark your Academy or MAT
How does your budget compare to others? Compare your financial data to our survey across 10 Key Performance Indicators and receive personalised insights.
Short success stories
“The importance of understanding our business and Hallidays keenness to build a working relationship resulted in a unanimous decision by the selection panel. We definitely didn’t just want a professional adviser – we wanted a partnership.”
“We consider Hallidays to be a strong, practical and experienced team of professionals. Without their knowledge, forthright suggestions and critiques, we would not have been able to deliver the desired results within the tight deadlines imposed upon us.”
Business Manager, Trinity CoE High School
Xeinadin Academies Benchmarking Report
How is the budget of Academies allocated? Our report compares data of our survey results across 10 Key Performance Indicators.