We regularly send emails to our clients detailing changes, these can be from a number of sources:
We summarise these changes in our newsletters, together with other changes which we trust you will find useful.
We are fully conversant with Companies and Charities Acts legislation relating to academies, along with an understanding of the requirements of the ESFA.
This expertise is based on our knowledge gain whilst working with academies for over 12 years. Originally for sponsored academies (under the Labour administration) through to new types, converted free school and a UTC.
During that time we have not only assisted with the yearly compliance matters but also helped with:
Our academy team is lead by three partners who are supported by four managers who have nine teams which work onsite.
Northern Star Academies Trust has worked with the Clive Owen LLP team since 2016 and have found them extremely knowledgeable and capable, and responsive to the changing agenda of the Trust and educational sector as a whole. Their specialist experience within the education sector gives them a unique insight into the challenges we face as a multi academy trust. We really appreciate the level of support they provide, from general forward planning to the detailed preparation regarding key timings for the year end audit and expert advice on key topics. Lastly, the annual Kreston Academies Benchmark Report, co-written by Chris Beaumont of Clive Owen LLP, is increasingly useful as a data analysis toolkit.
John Barker, Chief Financial Officer, Northern Stars Academies Trust
Macmillan Academy have had a close working relationship with Chris Beaumont and his team for a number of years, and we have been delighted with the support we have received. The team’s proven track record in the field of Academy and Charity accounting has benefited us on numerous occasions. They are always on hand for assistance, and their advice in relation to the Charity SORP, Charities Act and VAT issues has been of particular assistance.
J McCallum, Deputy Principal at Macmillan Academy
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