role of the CFO in academies


This guide to the role of the CFO – from the Academies, Colleges and Universities Panel – describes the role and responsibilities of CFOs in academy trusts including free schools, studio schools, university technical colleges and city technical colleges.

It builds on CIPFA’s Statement on the Role of the Chief Financial Officer in Public Service Organisations which was published in 2009, and interprets the principles and roles set out in that document for academies. The statement and approach from the generic guide are set out below.