Welcome to Entrust Education

Bespoke Finance Services Package
Our Finance Services team will ensure your organisation operates efficiently and effectively whilst remaining financially secure and stable

Academy Conversion

From single academies, to multi-academy trusts we are here to help you manage the whole process of converting to an academy.

You make the key decisions with advice from our team who process and action the paperwork. Our experienced specialists, will talk you through your new responsibilities and reduce the stress of the conversion, by offering expert advice - every step of the way.

We can offer advice and support on the key issues and requirements for academy conversion, including:  

  • Company registration and appointment of officers
  • Articles of association
  • VAT registration
  • Finance system selection
  • External auditor selection
  • Banking arrangements
  • Registration with Charity Commission
  • Registration for corporation tax exemption
  • Authorisation processes and limits
  • Governance
  • Risk register licenses
  • Pensions
  • Customer/supplier notification of conversion
  • Start-up/support grants and insurance
  • ESFA document exchange

In addition to this we also offer support for multi academy trusts, including; due diligence on trust members, structure, operation and funding of central functions, trust chart of accounts, central receipt of funding, management accounts, budgets and forecasts, authorisation levels and processes.

MAT Support

We understand that managing finances can be a daunting task for any organisation.

With MATs growing and budgets tightening, our experts are on hand to offer help, support and guidance on a range of key financial areas to ensure you are heading in the right financial direction. 

As education specialists, we know just how difficult it is for school leaders to meet all the expenditures required to run a high achieving school. Our team of specialist finance consultants can support you by providing high level strategic expertise at MAT board level, our academy support includes:

  • Audit Closedown Pack
  • Weekly BACS Run
  • Strategic Consultancy
  • ESFA Statutory Return and Statutory Accounts
  • Finance Helpdesk for Academies
  • Finance Support Officer Visits
  • Fully Managed Finance Service
  • Statutory Monthly Management Accounts
  • Peripatetic Services
  • Vat & Payroll Reconciliations
  • Finance Software & support


To find out more about our service and how we can help, please call us on 0333 300 0050 or email financeservices@entrust-ed.co.uk
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