Your school has its own way of doing things. You don’t need to do things our way. We can work with what you do, transforming your work into financial statements that meet all the relevant regulations. And then we do your audit.
Well planned to minimise disruption, with clear communication, your audit creates confidence in the financial management of your school and can help to improve your processes and controls.
We take care of independent schools, academies and non-maintained specialist schools. We respect the timetable, keep in touch and explain clearly. We are on hand all year to help with any financial queries you may have.
We are a regional firm. Big enough to have the expertise and personnel you need, but small enough for us to get to know each other well. Your Bates Weston audit partner will oversee your audit and your audit manager will be your day to day point of contact. Continuity. Consistency. Capacity.
Staff are all qualified accountants or training to be and undergo continuous professional development. We are registered auditors and comply with all relevant regulatory frameworks. Quality is assured.
We work with you on a clear fixed fee basis. If you ask us to help with something outside our original brief, we will make sure you know if there will be an extra fee, and what it is likely to be before we go ahead.
As well as our accounts (financial statements) preparation and audit service, we can support you with:
- Teachers’ Pension Certification
- Help with management accounts
- A full payroll service
- Corporation Tax advice
- VAT advice
- Internal assurance service. An independent review of risks and your controls to mitigate them
- Company secretarial support
Here’s what one of our schools has to say about working together.
“Bates Weston understands our school, working efficiently and unobtrusively to ensure that our financial management systems comply with all regulations. Their friendly audit team works around our timetable and thorough audit planning and clearance meetings ensure we work alongside one another effectively. It is also reassuring to know that we can call on their experts in tax and VAT as required.”
Pauline Sharratt, Finance Bursar at Repton School.