Internal Controls Services
The ICE service follows a structured programme that is aligned to the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) for local authority maintained schools, and complies with the Academies Financial Handbook for academies.
If you are part of a multi-academy trust, we can arrange a bespoke programme of visits dependant on the MAT structure.
Internal Scrutiny Programme for Academy Trusts
Our expert team of experienced consultants provide an independent and highly professional Internal Scrutiny Service to support Trustees, Governors and Audit Committees in the review of Internal Controls in Academy Trusts. The Academy Trust’s Internal Audit Service is bespoke to the setup of your trust, and is guided by trustees.
Our Internal Controls Evaluation (ICE) service is available to both local authority maintained schools and academies (Academy ICE) and has been specifically designed to support your school or academy in the review of your internal financial controls through:
- Onsite visits from our fully-trained review consultants, who will test the adequacy of internal financial controls by sampling transactions and evaluating compliance with requirements.
- A formal report for your governing body, board of trustees or audit committee, detailing recommendations to strengthen controls and take appropriate action where required.