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Introduction to the chart of accounts
The academies chart of accounts (CoA) is the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) standard for financial data that underpins the academies accounts return and budget forecast returns.
For more information, please view the introductory video below.
Using the academies CoA, the department has developed automation technology to help reduce the burden of submitting your financial information. This technology enables you to electronically submit your trial balance data directly from your financial management software (FMS) to the department, where it will then be used to pre-populate up to 80% of your accounts return (AR).
For more information on how automation can help in the completion of the academies accounts return and what steps you need to take to use automation, please view the video below.