Academies & education

"We were seeking a firm which would truly become our business partner as we both found our way through the new educational environment. We are delighted with the relationship which has been established with Ensors and would happily recommend them ." Keith Haisman - - Stour Valley Community School

Converting to 'academy' status means new accounting responsibilities. Whether you are at the planning stage or already up and running, we can help.

Before you have made the final decision to convert to academy status, Ensors will provide a free-of-charge meeting to provide an experienced, independent view on whether academy status is indeed right for your school.  And, if required, we will continue to support you with a fixed-fee due diligence exercise providing a comprehensive report covering the key areas for your school.

Once converted, our experienced team can offer you expert advice and guidance to ensure you put the correct systems and procedures in place as well as supporting your responsible officer in their duties.  In addition, we can provide ongoing support for processes such as payroll and keep you up-to-date with key issues and changes in legislation.

We have developed a comprehensive range of services tailored to the needs of academies.  This includes the preparation of statutory accounts and auditing (both your annual accounts and the Teachers Pension return) as well as advice on taxation, VAT, staff benefits and financial control systems. And, during your first year with Ensors, we will provide a number of these services free of charge as part of our ‘first year’ package.

We understand that your experience of accounting may be limited - that's why our approach is not only highly supportive, but also down-to-earth and jargon-free.

Our team of specialists have extensive experience of working with educational establishments and charities. Including those who are accredited with the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting, they fully understand the needs and objectives of academies and have thorough knowledge of the latest statutory requirements.

 

Why choose us?

  • A full range of accounting services for Multi Academy Trusts, new and existing academies, from guidance on setting up financial control systems to support with day-to-day procedures such as payroll. 
  • Expert team with a wealth of experience in the education and charities sectors. 
  • Highly supportive service, including attending Governors' meetings and providing governance training. 
  • Competitive fee structure, delivering excellent value for money. 
  • Locally based, yet with the technical skills and resources associated with larger firms.