The UK education sector is becoming increasingly diverse as state maintained schools, schools considering conversion to academy status, those going through conversion, new and established academies, free schools and independents all operate alongside each other.

In this environment, more and more schools are likely to find they need professional advice and services, on issues including tax, audit and accountancy, improving cost efficiency, business strategy and regulatory compliance.

As they seek to achieve the best value for their budgets, many may also look to outsource services such as bookkeeping, payroll, HR advice and IT support.

Howard Worth accountants and financial advisers in Nantwich, Northwich and throughout Cheshire are experienced in working with a wide range of school and education clients and provide comprehensive, cost-effective services, from payroll preparation to advice on the most complex issues, including audits, asset valuations, compliance with the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and VAT.

Whatever the structure of your school, our schools experts can help to clarify issues and resolve challenges, with services designed to support school leaders so that they can focus on their key priority of delivering high quality education to their pupils.

We have particular expertise in advising and guiding schools considering conversion to academy status, and at all stages of the conversion process. We also provide all the services academies need post-conversion, as leadership teams take advantage of enhanced control over their school’s finances and strategic direction.

If your school is considering conversion to academy status, you may find our following guidance helpful:

As members of the UK200Group, the leading UK association of independent firms of chartered accountants and legal practices, we also have access to other specialists with extensive experience of academies. Our education services include:

  • services for academies
  • due diligence
  • statutory audit
  • annual accounts preparation
  • payroll
  • accounting software, training and support
  • tax reviews
  • governance reviews and training.

For more information on how Howard Worth accountants and financial advisers in Nantwich, Northwich and throughout Cheshire can help you, please contact us.