Academy trust financial management good practice guides

Information outlining good practice in academy trust financial management and assurance.



Guides for academy trust:

  • trustees
  • accounting officers
  • principals/executive leaders
  • chief financial officers (CFOs)

These guides do not replace or modify any requirements set out in the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH) and the Academies Accounts Direction (AAD). They aim to provide suggestions about good practice.

ESFA produced these guides with input from experienced practitioners from working group 3 of the Academies Finance and Assurance Steering Group.

You can find more good practice information at the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) good practice library.

Published 1 March 2019