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Schools Financial Services

A flexible partnership for finance and school business management

Schools Financial Services, CYPF Finance

Schools Financial Services, CYPF Finance

SFS offers a comprehensive range of financial management services and products that are designed to meet individual school requirements.

The range of services and products available include:

  • Financial Consultancy Services designed to provide schools with an independent view of their financial position

  • Financial Bursary Service – An enhanced financial service to assist in the financial administrative functions enabling schools to fulfil the management responsibilities of a delegated budget. This service includes attendance at Finance Committee Meetings

  • Tailored Financial Services designed to meet individual school requirements

  • Financial management support for Academy Schools and support to schools in the lead up and during the conversion to academy status. Services to academy schools can include the role of Responsible Officer

  • A comprehensive School Business Management Service or range of business management menu options including Facilities & Project Management, Marketing, Procurement, HR Management, Office Systems Management and Environment & Sustainability

  • Financial Cover Service – SFS will provide cover in schools when finance staff are absent

  • Miscellaneous Support – A range of services to support all financial tasks

  • Support and training for school staff and governors in achieving the Schools Financial Value Standard

  • Finance Training for Governors – Training on roles and responsibilities of the Finance Committee, budget planning, budget monitoring and strategic financial management

  • Budget Management Training - 2 Day Course for Head Teachers, Deputies and other school staff on financial management and accountability

  • Grant Finding/Bid Writing Service – Identifying alternative funding/grant sources and writing and submitting bids on behalf of schools

  • Strategic Financial Forecast - A CD Rom to enable schools to produce financial forecasts of future years income and expenditure

  • Auditing of School Funds – Annual audit of unofficial funds


Contact for Business Enquiries:

Sue Beer, Head of Schools Financial Services

Telephone: 0121 303 2678

email: sue.beer@birmingham.gov.uk