Matthew is a partner at RSM.
07 August 2020
The ‘Post-16 Audit Code of Practice 2019-20’ (ACOP) has been published in July 2020 and applies from 1 August 2019. It sets out the ‘assurance and accountability requirements for post-16 providers, including sixth-form and further education colleges’.
13 May 2020
Coronavirus lockdown and lack of onsite internal scrunity is putting academies in a tough position in their attempts to gather assurance and information for their summary reports as outlined in the financial handbook.
03 April 2020
With schools being closed to all but the children of key workers and trying to provide online rather than face to face education, many are offering a discount on summer term fees.
23 March 2020
We have looked to summarise the practical steps those in the education sector should be looking to take to mitigate the issues caused by coronavirus.
22 November 2019
Recent years have been challenging times for many institutions in the further education sector. With these challenges, has come a greater focus on governance and governing. It is critical for boards to have a full and accurate picture of what is going on in an organisation to be able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.
09 July 2019
Independent schools are facing a time of significant financial challenge. Ensure that your school is looking at the right governance issues and take our quick self-assessment to see what you need to be focusing on.
29 April 2019
The further education sector has faced many challenges and risks in recent years and these look set to continue in 2019 and beyond. RSM’s latest risk register analysis, drawing comparisons with our work in 2018 and 2016, enables you to compare your college’s risk profile with that of others. This enables you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’.
24 April 2019
Now is the time to decide whether to leave the Teachers’ Pensions scheme, what is the right decision for your school? Also included, are your anti-Money laundering policies up to scratch and are you rewarding your teachers in the right way?
31 January 2019
On 31 January the further education insolvency regime will come into force, meaning that for the first time it will be possible for colleges to fail and be placed into an insolvency process.