WR Education service

We have specialist staff who are dedicated to servicing our education clients.

Our client base covers a wide range of organisations including the following:

Our Service Provision

Independent Schools and Specialist Education Colleges

We have a long established Independent Schools client base which includes boarding, day, primary and secondary schools.

Audit and Accounting

We provide statutory audit, internal audit, teachers' pension returns and audit, and year end statutory accounting services. Our specialist team provides guidance and advice to ensure that compliance with regulatory requirements and good practice is achieved in an efficient manner.


We offer an outsourced payroll service, dealing with all aspects relating to the payment of staff and submission of reports to HMRC. This means that your staff will not need to concern themselves with the increasingly complex requirements of the PAYE system.

Management Accounting and Reporting

We are able to assist through the provision of bookkeeping services, monthly management accounts production and the preparation of budgets and forecasts.

Risk Management and Governance

The concept of risk management, now a key aspect of good governance, is integral to educational establishments. Our services include assisting clients with the identification, documentation and on-going review of risk. This we achieve through briefings and facilitation at workshops; using a risk matrix to document and monitor risks and mitigating controls.

Financial Controls and Authorisation

We can review and/or design accounting systems and controls procedures, making recommendations for improvement and providing guidance on documentation and format.

Taxation and VAT

We have specialist Taxation Consultants who are an integral part of our Charities & Education Team. We provide taxation reviews, specifically to consider trading status and VAT issues, as well as Gift Aid advice.

See related Sector: Academies

To find out more about our Education services, please contact one of our team listed on this page or contact us here

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Jane Tweedie

Jane joined Whittingham Riddell from Baker Tilly, where she spent 11 years as an Audit Manager and charity specialist. She is a Senior Manager within the Audit Team.

Jane has a wide experience of audit work and now focuses on advising clients within the charity, education, and not-for-profit sectors, with a particular interest in Academies. She holds the ICAEW diploma in Charity Accounting.

Anjali Jaijee

Anjali joined the firm in its specialist Audit & Assurance team in 2007 after graduating from Newcastle University. She subsequently trained with the firm and became ACA qualified in 2009.

In her role, Anjali works closely with our corporate clients, dealing with all aspects of day to day advice; including audit and accounting requirements, strategic planning and general business advice.


Andy Malpass

Andy joined Whittingham Riddell in January 2003 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent over 13 years working both in the UK and Australia.

As a Partner in the firm, Andy specialises in advising owner-managed businesses as well as Charities, Not-for-Profit and Education organisations. He has extensive experience in audit and the provision of internal audit services and provides advice on areas such as risk management, internal control, strategy and financial planning. He is also experienced in corporate transaction work and the provision of financial due diligence.

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