This area of Navigate Audit, also known as the Academies Audit System (ACAD), provides everything you need to audit and report on the accounts of an academy.

The guidance in this area is specific to academy engagements and supplements that contained in the main Audit Guidance and Methodology area. Similarly, example letters and reports specific to academies are included to supplement those in Template and Letters as well as academy specific guidance.

Information on the scope and purpose is provided here and the audit programme can be found here.

Details of past updates are set out in What's changed and planned future updates are in Stop press.

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