SAAF Education ensures that our customers receive the best finance solutions and business support by offering a range of value for money services to schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and free schools throughout the UK, with offices in Nottingham, London and Hull. Our team have a combined experience of over 80 years of providing support to the education sector, making us more than qualified to deliver comprehensive finance solutions, training and business support to help ensure our client offices run as efficiently as possible.

SAAF Education provide a range of services including:

From strategic financial planning to accounting and governance, our team of experts work with our clients to ensure they are compliant and accountable – and that all their delegated funds are used efficiently. We support all areas of financial management, from day to day accounting through to strategic planning/development and finance software training. Our consultants have a detailed understanding of education finance and are experts in all finance software packages. Our onsite support can be used for whatever financial management priorities while a consultant is on site and is most commonly used to provide continuation training on the finance system, month and year end support, audit preparation and strategic financial planning.

This service includes remote support, allowing us to share our clients screen to give over the phone, on screen training and support for any finance queries, not just software related issues. We are experts in providing support and training for SIMS FMS, PS Financials, Sage, Civica Correro and HCSS. Our dedicated helpdesk is available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week and includes a ticketing system to track query resolution.

Converting to an academy brings greater financial freedom with increased responsibilities. We help clients understand the practical implications of conversion and identify the steps to make it a seamless transition.

Our internal audits for academies, multi-academy trusts and free schools, include an onsite visit from one of our accountants to test in detail the agreed review areas. We then produce a written report with our findings. We undertake both budgeting and transactional internal control audits and agree the remit at the outset, ensuring all areas of concern are reviewed; however, we also ensure the testing scope considers the key areas where fraudulent activity is most possible.

We are committed to continued professional development and deliver a wide range of training courses for senior leaders, governors, trustees and school finance staff.

Our modern, robust payroll system encompasses deductions, statutory pay calculations and prompt salary payment, providing a comprehensive payroll solution designed for the education sector.

We specialise in selecting high quality teaching and support professionals to suit supply, short, to long term or permanent needs whether a teacher, school support staff, Medium Level Leadership Team (MLT) or senior leadership team (SLT) member of staff is required.

For further information, visit our website: www.saafeducation.org or call 0115 9752400

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