The information provided in the monthly financial reports are easy for our Board members to understand and the commentaries provided by Education Services give us further information and highlight key areas. As a result, the Board acknowledges our school has much stronger reporting and greatly improved controls.
Our Administration Team welcomed the addition of Education Services as they noticed an improvement in processes, and they have learned new skills and found the communication very responsive.
Kirstin and her team provided valuable input into the school’s budgeting process and have undertaken reviews of other internal procedures. Kirstin was also essential in managing the audit process and helping to ensure we delivered our financial statements within the Ministry of Education timelines.
We have no hesitation in recommending Kirstin and her team from Education Services to fellow schools looking to improve and provide understandable financial reporting.
James McIntyre, Board Chair, Sunnybrae Normal School
I have found that Education Services provide prompt useful advice on financial processing issues, quick and smooth payment of invoices and a smooth process through the audit. With access to their online platform, we are able to monitor and process all financial issues effectively and transparently. The added benefit of having Education Services as a partner during informed discussions around developing our budgets and systems ensures we have robust processes that keep everyone safe.
Debbie Doubleday, Accounts Manager, Sunnybrae Normal School
Education Services has continued to provide top-notch personalised service to our school that accommodates our changing needs over time. I have consistently been impressed with the way the delightful staff at Education Services are willing to work with us and understand the context or special character of our school.
Kirstin and her staff are competent, reliable and helpful, giving our admin staff confidence that we are doing a good job and following best practice financial systems.
Finances are always a concern for Boards and knowing that we can question, get advice on budgets, investments and explanations around variances are very useful. Kirstin goes above and beyond to provide personalised financial training workshops for our staff and board members. We have peace of mind knowing there is professional oversight of our finances in place.
The Education Services team also liaise with our school and the auditors, to ensure we have a smooth preliminary and ‘end of year’ process. Kirstin’s support has resulted in successful audits for our school each year.
I would like to thank the Education Services team for their support. I would not consider doing the school finances without them. I highly recommend Education Services to other schools.
Lorene Hurd, Principal, Sunnybrae Normal School
Education Services is one of the best investments that our school has made. We have been with them since 2017. The service they provide for our school is outstanding. They are efficient and reliable. Kirstin is always available to guide and support me, she is just a phone call away. I appreciate the support I get from Kirstin when it is budget time, she will make the extra effort to come and visit me and help me through this process. I have peace of mind when it comes to working with the Auditors and the end of year report. This is the area where Kirstin demonstrates her financial expertise.
The Board of Trustees are very happy with the detailed monthly accounts and they appreciate the 24/7 access to the Ed Cloud as well as being able to have Kirstin answer any of their queries. My Office Manager believes that Catherine goes above and beyond to support her with requests made.
I absolutely recommend Education Services and I am happy to have a chat about my experiences with them.
Ann McKeown, Principal, St Michael's Catholic School (Remuera)
I have been using Education Services for the past 5 years and have found them to be extremely efficient and reliable. Their reports are comprehensive yet easy to read and I am able to share these easily with BOT members. They are open to comment and have often supported the school with individual requests.
I have no issue with recommending them to other schools. They do the reports and it lets me get on with planning for better learning and teaching. Keep it up!
Daniel Pepper, Principal, St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School