CFO and Finance Support

Need a detailed view on finance? Our experts have all been previous CFO’s in MATs and can support you to get the best outcomes.

CFO and Finance Support for Schools

CFO and Finance Support

One of our most popular services, we understand finance in MATS and have several members of the team who have worked as CFOs for over 20 years. Whether you need us to parachute in to fill a resources gap, help with recruitment or work on a short-term basis to ensure compliance and planning around finance, we can help.

CFO and Finance Support

We also offer consultancy services for bespoke trust projects.

What makes us different?

  • We have current CFO’s that have 20+ years of working within schools and are Qualified Accountants.
  • We can offer all levels of support from recruiting your next CFO to guiding and developing the skills of new or existing CFO’s.
  • We have become thought leaders in the sector and will bring a best practice view and have developed great relationships with several Auditors.
  • We are experienced schools professionals.
  • We are already familiar with many of the key finance systems include PS Financials, Access, IMP etc.

What to expect:

Expert advice and leadership for your finance function.
Compliance to the requirements of the Academies Trust Handbook.
Interim CFO support whilst you fill your skills gap.
Understanding the needs of the Executive and your Board.
Strategic and ICFP advice.
We can support you to recruit the right new CFO for your school or trust.
Contact us now to get your individual quote:  Get Started

Find out more about the levels and types of support that we can offer to you

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Due Diligence

New schools looking to join your trust? Our due-diligence audit takes the stress out of identifying and categorising risks and gives you the answers.

Internal Scrutiny

We provide comprehensive advice on improvement for both financial and non-financial controls all from our experience as school professionals.

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Worried about keeping up with the latest employment legislation and HR best practice? Our school HR professionals can provide 3 levels of advice and support to keep you on top of your HR.

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