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"To offer personalised consultancy, training and development across the education sector. Our ethos is that collaboration gets the best results, between our partners, our services and our customers."
"Providing innovation, excellence and expertise to schools and academies across London and the South East."
Our Finance Services maximise the financial efficiencies and controls for schools across London, so school management teams can focus resources in the areas that need them the most.
Octavo’s strategically aligned partnerships with school funding teams and DfE enables a proactive consultation process for schools so the latest education funding is transparent and informed. Things change quickly, however our professional guidance maximises the available funding for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Academies across London.
Plan and spend with confidence. Financial Services for Schools from Octavo provides financial clarity and maximises confidence in budgetary management. Maximise children’s educational outcomes by making resources available in the right place at the right time.
Octavo’s dedicated team of schools finance experts deliver market leading strategic advice and provide that vital link between your finance staff, the head teacher, and governors. Our accredited finance professionals work across the board, from preparation of school budget reports to the production of year end accounts. We advise on audit issues, attend governing body meetings and assist with deficit budgets. Our Finance Support Service for Schools is a holistic service to school management teams ensuring true transparency and guidance in all areas of financial management.
Octavo’s team of professionals provide support and advice when you need it, whether on an ad hoc basis or as part of an annual contract. Octavo’s many years of experience delivers tailored support packages to suit the individual requirements of primary schools, secondary schools and academies.
Being in full control of finances means school management teams will proactively make decisions when deciding on new teaching and learning requirements for students. Octavo’s extensive experience has seen school productivity greatly improve when management teams are fully in control of finances. This positive service empowers schools to focus on teaching and learning.
We know that schools and academies are facing increasingly difficult financial challenges. In this environment it is more important than ever that not only are the finances accurate and reliable but also that finance information is presented in a way which enables management to quickly identify potential problems and to make strategic financial decisions.
Octavo Partnership’s financial support service is run by experienced, qualified and approachable finance specialists . We are experts in academy and school finance. This enables us to support you with the full range of finance activities, from daily financial input through to budget management, forward planning, monthly and yearly accounts. We can also provide ad hoc support when you need it, including guiding schools through the finance changes required on academy conversion.
As we believe that school finance staff should take ownership of their accounts and budget, and have a firm grasp on the figures that comprise them, a major feature of our service is that we ensure that financial tasks are carried out correctly and we train your staff in best practice. This builds resilience into your finance department and means they can quickly answer all but the most technical questions.
On initial enquiry we would meet with you for a preliminary evaluation and to discuss your needs before recommending what services we could provide for you.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Strategic financial advice and accounts preparation – annual SLA or ad hoc
Month end bookkeeping
Financial Health Checks
Temporary finance staff cover
We are qualified accountants and schools finance specialists
Our standard suite of reports provides you with an accurate picture of your school’s financial position, performance, cash movement and full year budget
A focus on risk and decision making
A collaborative approach
A second pair of eyes on your finances
Forward planning built in
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