Scott-Moncrieff is the leading provider of external audit services to Audit Scotland in education and one of the largest providers of internal audit and related services to further education bodies in Scotland. Our significant experience within the education sector includes helping our clients with VAT and specialist consulting services.

Our partners and managers have experience of providing external audits, internal audits and business advisory services to almost all of the current 37 Scottish Colleges and a range of HE institutions including large and newly merged colleges as well as smaller and more remote further education institutions.

We have a team of recognised specialists, many of whom have been involved in the education sector since the incorporation of FE colleges and we regularly receive sector-leading quality review results.

The further education sector in particular is undergoing one of its biggest challenges of recent years with the Scottish Government requirement to reduce the number of colleges from 41 individual colleges to 11 regional areas. We have been involved in carrying out due diligence reports and providing VAT consultancy services for more than half of the merging colleges.

Through our association with Moore Stephens we also have access to partners and managers with experience at a further 24 colleges and related organisations in England and Northern Ireland.

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Our expertise in mergers has helped colleges in Scotland through the current programme of college mergers and restructuring.