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The panel serves education finance professionals – at academies, colleges and universities – and reports to CIPFA's Public Finance and Management Board.
Kerry Ace, Secretary
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Guide for Finance Committee Members in Academies, Colleges and Universities (2015 Edition)
Briefing – funding reductions and future for academy finances (PDF, 198KB)
Response to Schools National Funding Formula [PDF, 254 KB]
Response to FE Insolvency Regime Consultation (July 2016) [Word doc]
Response to DfE: Schools National Funding Formula (April 2016) [PDF, 167KB]
Response to BIS: Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice (January 2016) [Word doc]
Response to AoC: English Colleges’ Code of Good Governance (March 2015) [Word doc]
Good practice self-evaluation tools
Academies, colleges and universities receive significant public funding and it is of paramount importance that they adhere to the highest standards of governance. To assist them, CIPFA’s Academies, Colleges and Universities Panel has developed two free-to-download self-evaluation tools as follows:
A Good Practice Self-Evaluation Tool for the Audit Committee [Word doc, 35KB]
A Good Practice Self-Evaluation Tool for the Finance Committee [Word doc, 78KB]
Restructuring in Academies and Maintained Schools [PDF, 184 KB]
The Role of the Accounting Officer in an Academy [PDF, 107 KB]
The Role of the Chief Financial Officer in Academies [PDF, 451 KB]
A Model Set of Financial Regulations for Academies, Colleges and Universities (2013 Edition)
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