An independent professional service for schools, academies and Multi Academy Trusts to provide valuable assurance to key stakeholders on the appropriateness of your internal controls.

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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.

Our Services

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.

Contact us on our Financial Governance helpline 0345 200 8600 or complete the form below if you would like to find out more about our Internal Controls services.

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