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SAAF Services

Strategic and operational financial support, tailored to your needs

We combine the specialist knowledge and expertise to deliver comprehensive finance & business support services to schools, academies, free schools and multi-academy trusts.

From identifying your challenges to delivering the strategic consultancy and operational support to overcome them, our extensive range of bespoke education financial services free up your resources to deliver an enhanced educational environment for your pupils.
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From strategic financial planning to accounting and governance, our team of experts work with you to ensure you’re compliant and accountable – and that all your delegated funds are used efficiently.

Discover our tailored service for schools, academies, free schools and multi-academy trusts.

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We are committed to your continued professional development and deliver a wide range of training courses for senior leaders, governors, trustees and school finance staff.

Guarantee your team’s continued professional development with our finance training solutions for schools and academies. 

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Internal Audits & Financial Health Checks

From checking your income, purchases and payroll to evaluating your financial systems and staffing structure, our internal audits and financial health checks will give you peace of mind that your school or academy is running as efficiently as possible.

Learn more about our internal audit and financial check services.

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Our modern, robust system encompasses deductions, statutory pay calculations and prompt salary payment, giving you a comprehensive payroll solution designed for the education sector.

Learn more about our payroll service for schools, academies, free schools and multi-academy trusts.

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Asset Management

Look after your equipment and fixed assets efficiently with our low cost, paper-free solution, including tagging, auditing and tracking of your school’s moveable property as well as enhanced monitoring of your safety procedures.

Using cloud-based and mobile software, we track and monitor your assets and safety procedures.

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Budget Planning Software

We understand how easy-to-use financial planning software makes your life simple. Our education budgeting software helps you make financial planning and management straightforward. 

From staff salary calculators to income analysis, forecasting and centralised budget consolidation, our software can do it all.

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Key Features

  • Education Financial Services from SAAF

    Accurate impartial advice

    Navigate the complex financial management process seamlessly with our accurate, impartial advice.
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    Comprehensive support

    Our team of education finance specialists are available by telephone or email between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.
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    Unparalleled expertise

    Our directors have over 20 years’ combined experience helping schools and academies thrive financially, so they know precisely which tools and support will work for you.

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    Maximise your resources

    All our services are completely transparent and competitively priced, helping you to maximise your educational resources.
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    Dedicated consultant

    Your dedicated consultant will be experienced at overcoming the specific challenges you’re facing.

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    Bespoke packages

    Meet your precise requirements and compliment your in-house expertise with our bespoke support packages.
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    Strengthen processes

    Streamline and strengthen your budgeting and procurement processes with our asset management and financial consultancy services.
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    On-the-spot support

    We’ll fix problems with our free remote access software, meaning there’s no need to hang around for a visit.
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    Approachable team

    Our friendly and professional team use straightforward language to communicate complex information clearly to all audiences.
  • What our clients say...
    Their level of knowledge and expertise is what we needed.
    Jeannie Haigh, CFO | Willows Academy Trust
    Andi Brown – SAAF’s co-founder and Director – makes me feel like the most important client he has. The customer service is excellent.
    Claire McAlonan , CFO | Raleigh Learning Trust
    Their systems are user-friendly and they use non-technical language when communicating with my team, which makes everything very accessible.
    Sean Kelly, Principal | Top Valley Academy

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