Academies
& MATs

We understand academies finance. We offer a range of support options for single academies and MATs.

Academy Finance Support

Designed to support you with all aspects of academy accounting & financial management.

Our consultants will inform, train and support your team as needed to ensure compliance to the Academies Financial Handbook 2020 (AFH) and important financial deadlines.

Download our handy guide to the 2020 AFH changes →

Get in touch

Contact us

Contact Jeff Eden, Finance Account Manager, to discuss how we can help.

Service level options are flexible. They may be monthly or quarterly allocated days, but we will fit with your requirements. We can also support you with one-off specific projects.

Our range of support includes:

  • Internal scrutiny
  • BFRO, BFR3Y, Land & Buildings and SRMSAT returns
  • Preparation for external audit & annual accounts return
  • 3 to 5 year budget planning
  • Monthly salary and budget monitoring
  • Management accounts
  • Finance system health check
  • Compliance audits
  • Ensuring best value for contracts, tendering and service level agreements
  • Contributing to the vision of the academy/MAT
  • Supporting the senior management team with financial advice
  • Interim support from FO to CFO level
  • Advice with finance software or budgeting software changes

Finance Service Desk support for Academies

SBS Finance Service Desk Support is provided by experienced education sector financial consultants.

We operate a dedicated helpdesk that is manned by experienced financial consultants, ensuring an immediate and appropriate response.

Service desk support is available for finance-related queries and issues with most school accounting systems, such as IRIS Financials (Formerly PS Financials), FMS, RM Finance, Corero and Sage.

Through the use of secure remote support software we are able to access your systems (with permission) to help identify issues, provide solutions and ensure resolution.

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School business management services

SBS also offers a range of school business management services including consultancy, bid writing, SFVS, audits, health checks and training.

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