Academies & Education

assurance and auditPaul Dixon Director

our specialist academy team provides a comprehensive service to the education sector and supports a wide range of organisations across the UK including independent schools, single and multi-academy trusts.

Our collaborative approach enables us to be a sounding board providing the commercial advice you need to operate effectively whilst maintaining audit independence.

Academies & Education Expertise

Our team have a real enthusiasm for working in this diverse and interesting sector and have experienced substantial growth in recent years, meaning we’re well placed to act as a sounding board to your organisation and fully understand the challenges you face and how best to help you achieve your goals.

How Fortus can help Academies

To begin with, we’ll conduct an initial review, taking the time to get to know you, the organisation, your financial systems and processes, and any issues you may be facing including areas of focus and risk.  You can be assured that the team of qualified and experienced accountants, tax consultants, VAT advisors and compliance experts will use their experience and knowledge to help you make a difference.

We’ll provide and advise you on:

  • Creating and enhancing your accounting systems structure
  • Internal systems and controls
  • Legislation and non-compliance
  • Policies and best practice
  • Tax and VAT compliance and reliefs including VAT Health checks
  • Statutory financial statements and audit services
  • Attendance at Audit Committee meetings to present accounts and findings
  • Regularity audit
  • Governance and due diligence
  • Preparing and assurance on the Academies Accounts Return (AAR)
  • Audit of Teachers’ Pension EOYC

We understand your challenges

We know what you are facing in this evolving world of education and that you face many challenges with a system of complex regulations, funding issues, increased responsibilities and the pressures of demonstrating a robust and efficient spending of budgets.  You can be confident that you will have the right team of experts in place to deliver on the support you need in order to survive and grow.

Academy Specialists

You’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’re using a solid and reputable firm of advisors that demonstrate knowledge, experience and strength to provide an effective compliance service as well as the commercial expertise to deliver real business advice when you need it.

Paul Dixon and the team know what's required, and so far, have come up with the right advice.

David Humphreys Managing Director


We've been working within the education sector for a number of years. If want to discuss how we can help then contact Paul

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