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Academies Internal Scrutiny

The ESFA’s 2019 Academies Financial Handbook (published in June) introduced key changes around internal scrutiny, which trustees should be considering

Internal scrutiny is a process that should be designed to provide independent assurance to the Board and Audit Committee that internal controls and risk management are operating effectively.

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Academies Finance provides high quality internal audit services.

Our in-depth knowledge of the Education Sector brings you expert advice and assurance and helps you strengthen and improve the outcomes for  your organisations and school communities.

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Our Team

Our Internal Audit Team is made up of Qualified Professionals that brings over 30 years Internal Audit Experience from the Education Sector  and Industry.

We do not just conduct a "tick box " exercise, We add value to your organisation.

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Your Internal Scrutiny  Experts

Our Approach

Our approach to internal audit ensures  collaboration with your organisation to build a strong relationship  based on professional mutual respect, partnership and understanding ensuring you receive a truly personalised service. 

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Our Services

Our services are bespoke and  tailored to your needs and aspirations. 

  • Fully outsourced internal audit service

  • Management of the in-house internal audit service

  • One off specialist projects

  • Preparations of audit needs assessments

  • Risk management and Board/Governance Assurance Frameworks

  • Management of internal controls

  • Governance consultancy and corporate control assurance

  • Value For Money reviews

  • Meet ESFA Internal Scrutiny requirements

Your Internal Scrutiny  Experts

The process should help a trust to improve and maintain good levels of:

  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Internal control  


Our background in accountancy and sound knowledge of the financial framework required to run an Academy Trust means we are well placed to provide the best Internal Scrutiny Services for Academies

The benefits of using our Service

  • Immediate access to quality staff  

  • Better access to skills  

  • Cost flexibility  

  • Consistent and guaranteed service quality  

  • Success criteria clearly defined  

  • Best in class financial process 

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