Academies, Colleges and Universities Panel


The panel serves education finance professionals – at academies, colleges and universities – and reports to CIPFA's Public Finance and Management Board.

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Kerry Ace, Secretary

What's going on?

CIPFA Academies Conference 2017: Funding reductions, the NFF, and preparing for the future
London, 27 June 2017

The seventh annual academies conference will consider the aftermath of the general election and its impact on the sector. In particular, it will look at how reductions in funding and the introduction of a national funding formula may affect the sector and how academies can prepare for the future.

'Early bird' rate: £150 + VAT is available until 19 May. After that the rate will be £200 + VAT.

Recent Publications

Guide for Finance Committee Members in Academies, Colleges and Universities (2015 Edition)

Responses available

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]

Recent reports and publications

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)

For more publications see 'Policies & guidance' below, and for a larger listing click on 'See all policies & guidance'.



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