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.

Specialist advice for academies

With 25 years’ experience of the education sector you can rely on RSM to deliver the specialist experience and knowledge your academy needs to support its development and meet regulatory requirements. Our clients include single and multi academy trusts, free schools, UTCs and the Education Funding Agency.

Sustainability of academies

Many of our clients have struggled with the challenges faced by many comparatively new independent organisations; trying to balance regulatory, financial and accountability responsibilities with the desire to make a new form of educational delivery model work. This is also a key focus of the government, with ministers urging academy trusts to 'keep under review all aspects of their operations to ensure an efficient and effective use of public funds.'

How can we help your academy?

We deliver external audit services as well as a range of support services including accounts preparation, internal audit, consultancy, VAT and general taxation. Our services are always tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

With our breadth and depth of experience, you can have confidence that we have relevant experience of the issues you face. We'll work together with you to face your challenges and put your plans in place.

Contact our team today to discuss your academy's regulatory and financial support needs.

Determining your college/academy risk appetite 

Download our guide on how the board should determine the risk appetite and how it should be used. 

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