The freedom and opportunities offered to do things differently for schools with Academy status are significant and represent one of the most important changes in the education sector for many years. We at ApC have been involved with Academies from the very beginning and with the experience we have gained on this journey, in addition to the work we do with Independent Schools and Charities, we consider ourselves very well equipped to provide expert assistance.
Conversion to an Academy brings with it additional financial requirements and we can provide the right support at the right time to ensure that these obligations are met. Our involvement at an early stage in the conversion process will ensure the financial reporting arrangements are not just compliant but fully meet the needs of the school. We are always just a phone call away, ready to provide a helping hand.
- Preparation of Companies Act, Charity and DfE compliant financial accounts.
- Year End Audited Accounts.
- Preparation of Management Accounts on a monthly basis as required by the DfE.
- Help in monitoring cash flows and budgets during the year.
- Full support for the responsible officer - we will collate and provide the reports to be presented to the Board as required by the DfE.
- Payroll Services.
- VAT management.
Quotes from existing clients
"We have been very pleased with the service we receive from ApC. All work is carried out to a high standard and in a professional, thorough and friendly manner. Everyone we have dealt with at ApC has reflected these qualities and we would recommend them without hesitation."
Richard K, Sidney Stringer Academy
"We have used ApC since 2010 and have been able to develop a very good joint working relationship since then. Over this period ApC have gained a good knowledge of our business and systems which has helped to ensure that the audit has been a very smooth experience each year, and it continues to get better. We also use ApC for additional work and were very pleased with their response to assist us to prepare and report on a set of accounts at short notice outside of our year end process as well as using them for advice on internal assurance work. ApC's staff are polite and always ready to help when assistance is required and I would be happy to recommend them."
David P, Shirebrook Academy
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Converting to an Academy?
Information for Schools thinking of converting to an Academy.
The Consultation Process
Every school which intends to convert to an academy is required to consult and it is up to the school to decide which parties to involve.
The trustees of an academy trust are fully responsible for the governance of an academy.
Information regarding payments when converting from a school to an academy.
PDF showing the different academy governnace models.