Finance Services for Academy Schools
A range of services covers all aspects of funding, financial management and reporting in academies to achieve best value from budgets.
Finance Consultancy provides strategic financial management, operational financial support and advice, and training in all areas of school finance and budget control.
We have a proven track record in delivering high quality financial services and support nearly 400 schools and academies to achieve best practice in financial management and planning.
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Contacting the Finance Consultancy Team
Please use our FREE number for all enquiries – 0800 073 4444 (Option 6, 1)
Our helpdesk is available on one extension - 834275
To email our helpdesk, please use: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Finance Support - Finance Help Desk
0800 073 4444 Ext 834275
Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 17.00
Friday 09.00 - 16.00
Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00
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What do our customers say?
“I was a little sceptical when I first realised we would be having someone we didn’t know coming in to organise our affairs but I have been pleasantly surprised! I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for the school over the last few weeks. You’ve made a huge difference with your efficiency and becoming part of our team – we’re only sorry now that you won’t be with us forever!” (Secondary School Business Manager)
“Babcock 4S provides a first class service in financial management to schools. The consultants have the expertise and knowledge to fully support bursars in all aspects of school finance.” (School Business Manager of large Primary School)
“A huge ‘thank you’ for being such a life saver and such a wonderful support. We’ve loved having you in and fully appreciate that you’ve gone well beyond your role in helping us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” (Primary School Headteacher)
“Support is provided to schools in a sensitive and timely manner. Their consultants have the confidence to challenge bad practice without causing ill will or poor relationships.” (Secondary School Headteacher)
“Thank you for all your help and support over the last few years. You have always been a steady and reassuring influence through some very stressful times. I hope your new school clients appreciate you as much as we did.” (Secondary School Headteacher)
“Thanks so much for an interesting and well presented morning.” (Primary School Bursar)
“During the visit the head told me what an excellent service you provide and she greatly appreciates your hard work.” (Infant headteacher)
“I must tell you that the new salary calculators are 'FAB'!” (Primary School Bursar)
“I just wanted to say thank you very much for helping me out this afternoon – I really appreciated your calm (and successful!) approach.” (Primary School Bursar)
"My consultant is professional, patient, supportive and positive. Nothing is too much trouble and she has a natural ability to be able to explain things in a straightforward manner.” (Primary School Business Manager)