Stephanie is head of further education and skills at RSM, advising organisations in the sector on a whole range of financial, audit and governance issues.
Colin specialises in audit and assurance and is the sector head of technology.
Dale is an audit partner and acts for a number of large family and owner-managed businesses and education clients in the North West.
Steve has worked in VAT for the last 25 years. He has been a partner at RSM since 1998 and prior to that he was an officer of HM Revenue and Customs.
Just like your business, finding new ways of doing things is key to how we deliver our services.
Our specialist education group offer tailored, personal and pragmatic advice to the sector.
The academies sector has grown to become the most dynamic area of education. But with new opportunities comes significant risks, challenges and responsibilities, so selecting professional advisers with experience, expertise and a track record you can trust is essential.
From advising on forthcoming financial reporting changes in the new SORP and providing pragmatic tax solutions to advice on mergers and governance effectiveness reviews, our experienced education team will deliver practical solutions to support the development of your independent school.
Increased competition, with an open market for higher education services continues to drive the student experience agenda and related services surrounding quality through to the estate and infrastructure; alongside adherence to regulatory demands.
Most commentators in the further education sector feared significant funding cuts in today’s comprehensive spending review. Based on the Chancellor’s initial announcements, this doesn’t seem to have happened. In fact, it all seems to be unexpectedly good news even if there does remain a real terms cut for both 16-18 and 19+.