The Academies Accounts Return portal is now open

Rebecca Frost

The Academies Accounts Return portal for 2019/20 is now open, and academy trusts have until 23 February 2021 to complete and submit their returns online.

Academy trust CFOs should ensure that they log into the system as soon as possible to ensure all key users are set up, including external auditors.

New features on this year's return include:

  • Simplified counterparty reporting
  • New menus for higher paid employees
  • New fields for Coronavirus grant income
  • Updated SoFA and benchmarking fields for rental and letting income
  • New SoFA expenditure field to report revenue expenditure from capital funding

Full guidance can be found here.

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