Internal Scrutiny for Academies and MATs

Our expert partners School Business Services (SBS) provide an internal scrutiny solution for academies and MATs.

Have you arranged your internal scrutiny partner for the next academic year?

As updated in the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH), since September 2020 the internal audit programme must be completed by a different organisation to the one that completes your annual external audit.

SBS has the experience and expertise to:

  • Start planning right away, meaning you won't need to source an auditor
  • Complete the audit programme efficiently and effectively, providing you with clear reports identifying areas for improvement
  • Scrutinise other areas besides finance, as inferred in the AFH

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To find out more about School Business Services call 0345 222 1551 - Opt 5 or visit

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