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Phillip Reynolds

Academies and Education Specialist,
Kreston Reeves

Phillip is Senior Manager at accountants, business and financial advisers, Kreston Reeves. Phillip specialises in advising clients in the academies and education sector, working closely with them to ensure they comply with the latest legislation which all too often changes in the sector. Outside of work, Phillip is a governor at a local primary school and therefore also knows how it feels to be on the other side of the fence. He is active on social media and regularly shares articles of interest with his followers. He also regularly writes and provides commentary for publications such as Education Executive, Schools Week and Times Educational Supplement.

  • Review and investigate how your academy trust entered into budget deficit to identify key risks and ongoing inefficiencies
  • Understand how to liaise with the ESFA when faced with an overall budget deficit
  • Gain practical insights into the content and development of an effective evidence-based budget recovery plan
  • Understand how to clearly demonstrate to the ESFA your efficiency planning and how cost saving can be delivered
  • Assess how to evaluate, tailor and flex your cash flow and budget forecasting to plan a route out of deficit
  • Evaluate the reputational impact upon the trust and how to prepare for this