Compliance, administration and finance in academies and MATs
- Academy accounts: a guide for trustees Your trust must submit its annual accounts to the ESFA by 31 December. Get up to speed on the process so you know what to expect.
- Audit and risk committee: choosing the best approach to internal scrutiny Your trust has 4 main options for who carries out your internal scrutiny. Assess the options, choose the best one for your trust, and learn how to review the effectiveness of your approach.
- Audit and risk committee: requirements (academies) You must have an audit and risk committee with oversight of the trust's finances and internal scrutiny. Be clear on what the requirements are so your committee is compliant.
- Audit and risk committee: setting a programme of work for internal scrutiny A key responsibility of the audit and risk committee is to set a programme of work for those carrying out internal scrutiny. Find out what you need to consider when setting the programme of work, and use our questions to help you in the process.
- Integrated curriculum and financial planning: your board's role Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP) is a process that helps your trust ensure value for money. Find out what you should expect your central trust team to do, and use our questions to help you challenge the process.
- Register of people with significant control Your trust must have a register of people with significant control. Understand the requirements, see who counts as being a person with significant control and use our template register to help you stay compliant.
- Top-slicing vs GAG pooling: financial models in multi-academy trusts (MATs) Understand what it means to top-slice or GAG pool budgets and to pool reserves, and how trustees can make an informed decision. Find out about the rules and what pros and cons to consider, as well as questions to ask.