We have considerable expertise in dealing with not for profit organisations within the Education sector and in particular independent schools. We offer a full range of accountancy services and can advise and support schools through changes in regulatory requirements. Whatever may be cause for concern, please let us know. We have the skills to guide you and advise how best to find a solution to the problem you may be facing.

Our services include a Payroll Bureau which is approved and listed by BACS. The Payroll Service includes Payment of Teachers Pension and AVC’s and completion of the annual return and Audit Certificate.

If you would like a quote for any services, please do not hesitate to contact...

Please see below testimonials from some of our current clients.

"Edmund Carr have been St Cedd’s auditors for many years and we also use their payroll services. I have found everyone I’ve dealt with at the firm without exception to be helpful, delightful to deal with and knowledgeable. The audit staff are diligent and professional and have a thorough understanding of charity law and how the School operates. The advice given is always clear and delivered in a way that can be easily understood by non-financial members of the Board. The payroll team are amazing too and provide a fantastic service. I really value the relationship we have with Edmund Carr and I have no hesitation in recommending the firm."

Sally-Ann Angel - Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
St Cedd’s School

"I personally have had the pleasure of working with Edmund Carr for over 4 years, the school however has been with them for nearly 15. Their knowledge, professionalism and first class customer service pervades every department. Every query is dealt with quickly, calmly, efficiently and with a great deal of patience. During my 4 years in post they have steered the school through auto-enrolment, provided pension and investment advice, taken over payroll, conducted our annual audits and provided company secretarial services. Our senior auditor David Drain is always available and his calm manner and keen interest in the school is greatly valued.

The Bursar’s office is a busy, varied and can be stressful environment however having Edmund Carr at the other end of the phone to deal with our accountancy needs is very reassuring. I consider the professionals at Edmund Carr to be trusted and knowledgeable experts. They provide excellent service, value for money and continuously exceed my expectations. I greatly value their engagement and relationship. I am sure there are a great many exceptional accountancy firms but I believe what sets Edmund Carr apart is the relationships they build with their clients. I would have no hesitation what so ever in recommending this particular exceptional firm."

Diana Howers (MInstAM), Bursar
St. Michael's School (Leigh-on-Sea) Limited

"St. Anne's School has used Edmund Carr as the schools accountants for the last 22 years, our partner Eric Williams has always dealt with any enquiry swiftly and competently and I am completely satisfied with the service I receive. The staff are always helpful, friendly and efficient. I know that I will always receive sound advice and I have no hesitation in leaving all my accounting matters in their capable hands."

Sheila Robson - Proprietor
Chelmsford St Anne’s School Ltd

"The school has used Edmund Carr for 44 years which speaks for itself and in that time we have built up a close working relationship and great friendship. I find them very reliable, incredibly trustworthy, friendly and helpful and being a local company has huge advantages. They know the schools business and on many occasions we have benefited from their expert advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending them."

Louise Gear - Director
Widford Lodge School Ltd, Chelmsford