There are many different types of school operating outside of LEA control requiring accountancy assistance:

  • Independent schools
  • Foundation/trust schools
  • Academies
  • Voluntary aided schools
  • City technology colleges
  • Free schools

We established our education team to provide proactive advice and hands-on support for schools. We work to the highest professional standards and deliver, in a friendly manner, through our prompt and flexible approach at a local level. We aim to provide a service tailored to a school’s identity and specific requirements. You are not treated in a ‘one size fits all’ approach but as a unique client with defined needs.

Support when you need it

We provide unlimited telephone and email support for Academy  Responsible Officers and Finance Teams at no extra cost.

Excellent value for Money

We appreciate you need a high quality yet affordable service and we believe that we are competitively priced for schools in our region, to provide the specific services that you are likely to need:

Compliance Services

  • Preparation and submission of annual accounts and tax returns,
  • Annual audit,

Outsourced Services

  • Payroll,
  • Assisting or acting as your Academy Responsible Officer,

Advisory Services

  • Information and support in the Academy decision making process,
  • Recommendations for suitable accounting software,
  • Advising on financial systems and internal control,
  • Preparation of interim accounts, budgets and cash flow forecasts,
  • VAT advice.

Whiting & Partners offers a dedicated and helpful approach provided by knowledgeable experts who base their support around your needs.

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In association with Forrester Boyd, chartered accountants based in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, we are a founder member of ‘Academies of the East’. Acting for more than 60 schools, this group of professional accountants provides dedicated expertise to Academies at all stages based on what the individual School or Academy requires. We can provide everything from a requirement to meet legislation only, through to the provision of dedicated staff.

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