Last reviewed on 21 April 2021
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Your academy trust must produce audited accounts (including an annual report) in line with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities and the ESFA's Academies Accounts Direction. The accounts must:

  • Be submitted to the Education and Skills Funding Agency by 31 December each year, alongside a report of your internal scrutiny work (as presented to your audit and risk committee) which covers:

Be published on the trust's website by the 31 January following the financial year to which the accounts relate Be filed with Companies House Be provided in a copy to every member of your trust and anyone else who requests them Be certified by a statutory external auditor as true and fair (and a review of the accounting officer's statement on regularity, propriety and compliance must be included within the auditor's remit) Disclose the total figures for transactions of any amount, and make separate