Murray Smith’s education team is well known in the North West. We are market leaders in the external audit of the region’s sixth form colleges and act for a growing portfolio of multi academy trusts.

Sixth Form Colleges

We have provided audit services to the sixth form sector since colleges were first incorporated in 1994. We offer an attractive alternative to the international accountancy firms, giving a high quality and reliable service which provides true value for money.

We offer continuity of staff, which is critical to achieving an efficient and effective audit and allows us to build good working relationships with the college’s finance team. Our team has many years’ experience of college audits and we expect that the staff at our current clients will vouch for our knowledge and friendly manner.

Multi Academy Trusts

Our team has considerable experience working with multi academy trusts, providing services covering:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts which include many individual academies
  • External audit
  • Advice on technical aspects of conversion from sixth form college to MAT
  • Financial due diligence in relation to the acquisition of academies
  • Advice on structures and subsidiaries
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