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Karl Bentley Manager

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Karl has over 20 years experience of further education funding and data requirements. As RSM’s technical lead for FE funding he has extensive knowledge of the funding methodologies, assurance arrangements and data requirements. Karl is a recognized authority in the FE sector for funding assurance, particularly round data compliance requirements. As the technical lead Karl works across a wide range of clients and RSM teams to ensure work is completed consistently and to the required level. Karl also offers training services to FE clients so they can better understand the data and assurance requirements, which is always well received within the sector.

Coming from a background in FE, Karl is a former practitioner who previously worked in a college running Apprenticeship programmes and then for the Learning and Skills Council where he undertook a range of duties which included special investigations, funding arbitration, development of assurance approach and project management of the annual funding audits. Joining RSM in 2005, Karl has focused on delivering funding assurance and investigation services to FE clients including the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), colleges, training providers, HE institutions and local authorities. Karl also advises the ESFA on the development of assurance arrangements for FE funding and data requirements through the PDSAT analytical software.

Karl is a regular contributor at LSECT events including the termly Data Conference and Annual Apprenticeship Conference. Karl is also a regular speaker at Association of Colleges events both nationally and regionally.