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Academy Audits

Critchleys has acted in an external audit, statutory accounts preparation, and advisory role for academies since academisation began.


We currently act for a number of Single Academy Trusts and Multi-Academy Trusts. Historically, our largest Multi Academy Trust comprised 40 schools.

We help academies with their annual compliance cycle, including:

  • Support during the Budget Forecast Return process
  • Preparation of Statutory Accounts
  • Statutory Audit and Regularity Audit Services
  • Preparation of the Annual Accounts Return
  • The reporting accountant opinion on the Annual Accounts Return
  • Audit of the Teachers’ Pension End of Year Certificate 
  • Compilation of the periodic Corporation Tax Return
  • Internal assurance assignments

For those academies that we do not act as external auditors for, we can assist with internal scrutiny assurance, including reviewing a specific focus area or general financial controls, systems, and process reviews.

The Critchleys audit team draws on the expertise of other specialist colleagues, who have particular strengths in key areas, including VATTaxation and Human Resources.

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If you would like to start exploring how Critchleys could help your Academy, please get in touch.

You can also call us on 01865 261100.

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Critchleys Audit LLP is registered to carry on audit work in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.