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Spring 2017 Bursar Briefing dates are now available on the training pages.  Short cut link can be found here. 
Start Right MAT Conversion Service Brochure which is a collaboration between Babcock Education & Michelmores Solicitors can be found here.  If you would like more information please contract Karl.Murphy-Barnes@babcockinternational.com who will be happy to help you.
Finance Consultancy Team Changes

After working in the team for 3 years, our schools Finance Team Leader Mike Allen is leaving Babcock LDP to take on a new role with the ACE Academy Trust.  A new Team Leader has been successfully appointed from within the team, Karl Murphy-Barnes.

Karl joined the team this year, moving from Hampshire to live in Devon.  Karl has financial and management experience working in Hampshire LA and also Norfolk. 


I’m sure you will join us in wishing Mike all the best in his new role and welcome Karl to his new team leader role.

The Teachers Salary Statement spread sheet has been update for September 2016 to enable schools without access to the FPS salary statement facility to produce the salary statements for staff.  This can be found in the Information & Resources Section.
A series of user guides have been produced.  These can be found under Information & Resources / User guides.  This includes how to produce Teachers Salary Statements in FPS.
The latest edition of the Academies Financial Handbook has been released by the DfE and can be found here.
The 2015-16 edition of the Academies Accounts Direction has been released by the DfE and can be found here. 
The latest edition of the Governance Handbook has been released by the DfE and can be found on the link below. 

A reminder that some of the ledger/CFR code mappings changed during 2014-15.  If you haven't had an opportunity to update FMS with the new CFR mappings, now is the time to do so as FRS reports with wrongly mapped ledger/CFR codes are being returned to schools.

It is worth checking where the ledger code you use for Learning Resources is linked.  Some codes previously linked to E19 - Learning Resources are now linked to E22 - Admin Supplies.  A catch all for learning resources, excluding IT is ledger code 4401.

Information & Resources Section documents added to the website include:-
Sports Grant Guidance is available on the DfE website:  Sports Grant Guidance
Due to the ongoing demand from schools, and recognising the challenge of getting hold of the team by phone, we are amending the helpdesk solution by recommending that all support requests be emailed to the school’s finance officer. Any general enquiries can be addressed to Karl Murphy-Barnes, Team Lead (karl.murphy-barnes@babcockinternational.com). This change should mean we can provide a more informed response relevant to your own situation but if you would prefer to leave a voice message then you can still call 01392 287209 – any messages will be forwarded to the school’s finance officer.

To find your allocated officer please use this link.


Academy specific information and links to key documents.

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