Liz Wood

NSAT Finance Controller

Working in education is about giving something back!

 I spent many years working in large accountancy practices and, after a pause to be Mum, decided I wanted to use my qualification to make a positive difference in my local community. Now, after nearly 8 years working in several Multi Academy Trusts, I’m able to draw on not only my previous business insight but also my education sector experience, to play a key role in supporting our wider Trust community to maximise what we can achieve with the resources we have available.

I love being part of a Trust that gives me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in diverse communities and across both primary and secondary settings. Finance and budget monitoring can be a challenging area. I aim to provide my colleagues with the information they need and the confidence in our financial systems so they can focus on their own core functions. It is a real pleasure to support each of our individual schools as we all strive to achieve a common goal of giving our students the very best start to enable them to realise their potential.

Key responsibilities

  • Completion of all financial statutory and regulatory reporting, including preparation for our annual year end audit
  • Establish and maintain our financial control environment to ensure we are compliant with all our regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of regular management accounting information for Trustees and Governors
  • Annual budget setting and ongoing budget monitoring

Mrs Liz Wood - Financial Controller to NSAT

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