Education Accounting

Larking Gowen delivers full service and business advisory to the Educations sector. We have a range of education-based clients from independent schools, to free schools, academies and multi academy trusts. Heads, governors and finance teams face many challenges in this sector, dealing with a changing landscape of governance and regulation. 

At Larking Gowen we specialise in dealing with complex regulation in the education sector, and we'll always make sure all parties are given a clear understanding of legal status, obligations and education accounting requirements.

Our specialist team will support you throughout the process of converting to academy status and beyond. We can also guide you through the complexities of forming a multi academy trust, making sure you comply with all your regulatory obligations. Once established, we will offer ongoing support with a named partner and named client manager.

Areas we can help with include:

  • Company secretarial services
  • VAT advice
  • Governance advice and internal reviews
  • Trustee training and guidance for governors
  • Advice on gift aid
  • Financial forecasting and modelling
  • Payroll services
  • Mergers
  • Due diligence
  • Trading
  • Taxation
  • Internal Audit/responsible officer services
  • Annual accounts returns
  • EFA reporting
  • Systems and internal controls reviews

Independent schools face many challenges, not least the pressure on fees, rising parents' expectations and the need to deliver public benefit. We have decades of experience working with independent schools in East Anglia and can help you with a full range of services including:

  • Charitable structure
  • Governance advice
  • Trustee training and guidance for governors
  • Planning for the future
  • Arranging finance
  • Helping reduce tax and VAT costs
  • Annual accounts and auditing
  • Gift aid
  • Payroll services
  • Charity mergers
  • Due diligence
  • Trading
  • Taxation
  • Systems and internal controls reviews

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Get in touch

T: 0330 024 0888

E: education@larking-gowen.co.uk

Stephanie Holbrough

Stephanie Holbrough

Assistant Manager

Jo Fox

Jo Fox

Director

Julia Croucher

Julia Croucher

Senior Manager

Julie Grimmer

Julie Grimmer

Partner

Giles Kerkham

Giles Kerkham

Director

Chris Yeates

Chris Yeates

Director

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