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Online training for academy trusts completing financial returns

EFA’s finance and assurance webinars for academy trusts: register now and view narrated presentations

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Picture of presenter Andy Tilley from narrated presentation on the March accounts return
View the March accounts return narrated presentation on our event website

Following on from last year’s online training on funding, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has launched a series of online presentations and interactive webinars to support academy trusts in completing their financial returns and understanding the financial accountability and assurance framework.

This online approach allows academy trusts instant access to relevant information and training. You can view the material from your computer at a convenient time, without the need for travel.

You can register now and submit questions for the webinars on the March accounts return (15 May, 2pm) and the 2014 to 2015 budget forecast (9 June, 2pm). A panel of EFA staff will answer your questions during the live webinars. You can now also watch our narrated presentations on both of these returns, and download accompanying slide packs.

The budget forecast webinar is aimed at all academy trusts. The March accounts return only has to be completed by academy trusts that did not prepare financial statements at 31 August 2013 or opened new academies between 1 September 2013 and 31 March 2014

On 15 July, EFA will hold webinars aimed at all academy trusts (11am) and their auditors (2pm) on the academies financial framework, including the accounts direction and financial handbook. Registration for these webinars is now open and narrated presentations will be available by early July.

A further webinar covering the annual accounts return will take place in the autumn.

More information on the accounts returns, financial statements and budget forecasts can be found in the detailed guide to academy trusts’ financial returns.

Picture of presenter Jennifer Lou from narrated presentation on the budget forecast
View the budget forecast narrated presentation on our event website
Published 8 April 2014