Finance Courses for Academies Our Academy Finance Programme has been specifically designed to help Governors, Headteachers and Finance Staff gain the financial skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage finances within academies. We have a range of tutor-led and eLearning courses on offer: Academy Star Accounts A full suite of courses to help academy finance staff get the most out of Star Accounts. The programme includes an introductory eLearning course following by a suite of additional courses such as the Asset Register, BACS Payments, Year End and Petty Cash. Dinner Monies Database Full training is provided for academy finance staff that use the Dinner Monies Database for registering school meals and payments received. Orovia Budget Planning Software We offer full software training for all academies that use the Orovia Budget Planning Software. This includes operational and budget monitoring training for Finance Staff and Headteachers, as well introductory overview sessions for Governors. HCSS Budget Planning Software We offer full software training for all academies that use the HCSS Budget Planning Software. This includes operational and budget monitoring training for Finance Staff and Headteachers, as well introductory overview sessions for Governors. PS Financials Accounting Software We are accredited training providers for the PS Financials Accounting Software. We offer a new-user training course which will provide finance staff with the skills and knowledge to use the software for the operational aspects of academy finance. We also offer a short Governor overview session covering how the software works and the reports that are available. Academy Finance Courses for Headteachers and Governors We provide two bespoke Academy Finance courses for Headteachers and Governors aimed at increasing knowledge of academy finance. These include an introductory session on how finance works within academies followed by a more detailed sessions financial reporting. In addition we offer more general finance training focussing on areas such as budgeting, cash flow, budget monitoring and income generation. Finance in Education Qualification Our professional Finance in Education Qualifications offer an ideal way for academy finance staff to develop the skills and knowledge needed to administer and manage finances within schools and academies. Please see the Qualifications page for further information. For all your Finance and Business Services enquiries please contact our designated Finance helpline number 01603 307758.