Further & higher education institutions

HE and FE institutions face pressure to create efficiencies in the face of reduced budgets, whilst maintaining the same standard of teaching and learning.

Our Education team advises colleges and universities on a wide range of services tailored to meet the needs of their organisation, and below is just a few of the areas where we could assist you.

A robust and challenging audit
Our audit approach is primarily risk-based and tailored to the college or university we are advising. Our internal audit offering provides assurance and identifies areas of improvement within key operations of the organisation, empowering management to enhance performance.

Financial accounting and reporting assurance / advice

We will provide your finance team with support and guidance on the impact of new accounting frameworks, for example, FRS102 and the new FE/HE SORP, and assist with the development and implementation of a transition plan.

Risk management
We have a team of risk management specialists who advise boards and work with organisations to develop and implement new risk management policies and strategies.

Our specialist VAT team provides VAT advice to a number of FE colleges and universities.  Our team can review your systems and procedures to ensure that you are fully compliant and are maximising VAT recovery and minimising other VAT costs.

Our further areas of specialism are set out below – please click on what is relevant to you.



"Moore Stephens provided a real fresh approach to our external audit. Their work is carried out in an efficient and timely manner in a genuinely open and friendly way. But more than that, the team are always on call to provide help and assistance when we need them. I would happily recommend Moore Stephens as external auditor."

Professor Ray Linforth, Vice Chancellor & Principal, University College Birmingham