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Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Finance

At Buckinghamshire Council, we have an experienced team who can support schools in all areas of finance.

This team falls under the Finance Director for Education, as part of our commitment to provide effective support and value for schools, recognising the financial pressures schools are under.

Support Packages

The Finance packages are based on credits, where you have the option to use these in a totally flexible way. We are continuing to offering packages based on a credit system, there is an option of topping these credits up (min. 50) if you accidentally select a package which is less than you required. The more credits you need the better value for money you will get.

Schools can spend their credits on the following:

  • Salary Modeller Tool
  • Telephone finance support
  • Visits to school
  • Training courses and workshops

Purchasing cards

The purchase card scheme is operated by Barclaycard.

The benefits are that the card can be used to purchase low value, high volume, low-risk goods, and services on behalf of the School.  This will drive process efficiencies as the payment is more instant and reduces the amount of paper received. 

  • Purchasing cards work in the same way as a personal credit card
  • They are issued to an individual, not a school
  • Can be used for online purchases and telephone bookings
  • Schools use Barclaycard Spend Management to code transactions to their school budget.

If you are applying for a card for the first time please email financeservicedesk@buckscc.gov.uk where someone can assist you with the setup.

Buy Offers

Cheque book services 

Cheque book school package

Full reconciliation service for Cheque Book Schools

  • BCC Finance to complete the 3-way reconciliation between your bank, the local system (FMS) and SAP based on the information provided to us. This will be completed every term and the school will receive an electronic copy of this as per the timetable.
  • The monthly VAT return should be completed to facilitate the correct reconciliation.
  • Any amendments identified during the reconciliation will be notified to the school for correction.
  • BCC to upload the VAT return into SAP.
  • Please ensure that your monthly 2 way recs are emailed in as a pdf file to financeservicedesk@buckscc.gov.uk along with your monthly VAT submittals and supporting documents.

Cheque book school ‘doing own’ package

BCC Finance administration work for 3-way reconciliations for Cheque Book Schools

  • School to complete their own 3-way reconciliations between the bank, the local system (FMS) and SAP based on the information they have and we provide for SAP. The school will complete this every term and send an electronic copy to finance as per the timetable.

 

 

 

 

Finance Training 

The training courses and workshops we offer are:

  • Excel Training
  • New User (Salary Modeller) and Q2 Budget Forecasting
  • Quarter 2 Forecast Workshop
  • Finance Day
  • Salary Modeller/Budget Setting 2019-2020

View Courses

Finance Reconciliation

Completing a 3-way reconciliation between your bank, local system Finance Management System (FMS) and SAP based on the information provided to us. This will be completed every term and the school will receive an electronic copy of this as per the timetable.

  • The monthly VAT return should be completed to facilitate the correct reconciliation.
  • Any amendments identified during the reconciliation will be notified to the school for correction.

 

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