The guidance and advice that I have received from Steven and the Education Services team is second to none.
Being experts in school accounting systems goes beyond just keeping good records. The team works with so many schools covering the vast range of types, sizes and structures that they can offer trusted and tested advice to support the financial direction of a school. One of the main differences between Education Services and other financial advisors is the focus on the learning, “What will be the outcome for the students?”
The ability to question, query or seek advice at anytime is invaluable for both myself and my office manager, but once again, Education Services surpasses these expectations by also training our Board of Trustees into asking the right questions and showing the areas where the lights need to be shone.
This has grown the collective understanding and responsibility for our school’s financial decisions across our board and has offered us a better platform for our long-term sustainability.
Schools are required to navigate a number of complex areas from payrolls and banked staffing through to annual budgets and cyclical maintenance. All of which require specialist knowledge and understanding that most of us have not been trained in.
Steven has an ability to explain these systems in layman’s terms and takes the time to work through each part of these processes in a manner that gives you confidence to ask questions.
I cannot recommend the use of Education Services for financial support enough and would be happy to talk to other principal’s who are thinking about using this service.
Darren Torrie, Principal, St Johns Hill School