Independent Schools

Clive Owen LLP has offices in Darlington, Durham and York employing nearly 100 staff. The company currently advises a number of educational establishments across the region.

The commercial aspect to education has become increasingly prevalent over the last few years and with considerable changes in this sector recently, the requirement for specialist advice has become essential. We work with over 40 educational establishments from academies to independent schools and we are also active on the boards of a number of local colleges. Our knowledge of this area is extensive and has been developed over the 30 years we have operated in this region.

We have recognised the links between education and business have become even stronger and bringing a sound commercial approach to our education clients has resulted in improvements in their financial systems and controls. Just as with any business our education clients require help monitoring budgets, maintaining cashflow and reviewing costs.

In addition, we understand the issues regarding funding for your sector and can work with you on a range of specialist projects relating to business development and growth.

Our dedicated education team work hard to keep up to date with the changes happening at both national and local levels, so you receive advice and support that is current and relevant.

Our range of services from accountancy, IT and software development to grants and tax management means we are well equipped to provide you and your organisation with the level of expertise required to meet the demands of today's commercial environment.

 


What can we offer you as one of our Independent School clients?

• Annual accounts completed within three months of the year end

• Review of internal systems and controls to ensure maximum efficiency

• Audit of Teachers Pension Scheme

• Advice on allocation of income and expenses

• Minimising the impact of VAT to the school

• Assistance with development of accountancy software

• Complete payroll support including payroll year-end returns

• Company secretarial services

• Regular communication and discussions and added value services including, cashflow management, IT including development of software and overall assistance with the development of commercial activities



 
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Leading Our Independent Schools Team...

 
Chris Beaumont
Partner


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Kevin Shotton
Partner


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Clive Owen
Consultant


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Chris Beaumont
BA Hons, FCA, DChA
Partner

Chris joined the practice in 1996 as a qualified Chartered Accountant. Chris was promoted to Partner in 2006 and now manages the department responsible for “Not for Profit” sector including educational establishments and charities.....

 
Kevin Shotton
BA FCA
Partner

Kevin qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Clive Owen & Co in 2005 before moving on to Ernst & Young LLP.....

 
Clive Owen
FCA
Consultant

Clive trained and qualified with Peat Marwick and Mitchell. Prior to setting up the practice he held senior posts in industry.....

 
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