Nexia Edwards Marshall is a colleges and schools specialist audit firm, recognised in Adelaide as the leading provider of assurance services to the education industry.

Some of South Australia’s best known and most successful schools and colleges entrust us with their business – and have done so for years.

We pride ourselves on our ability to understand the business side of schools, offer well-informed, practical solutions and help our education clients develop and implement short, medium and long-term strategies.

How we can help you be great

Audit and Assurance

Our experienced accountants will work closely with your management team and governing body to establish a service plan to suit the needs of your school, achieve statutory requirements and meet your best practice goals.

We’re available all year round to help and answer questions – and we’ll make sure we keep you up-to-date about important changes in federal and state tax laws, regulations, reporting requirements and accounting standards.

Business modelling

We can prepare long-term financial models and assumption audits for major buildings works and we’ll handle deductible gift recipient fund modelling expertly and efficiently.

Forensic Accounting

Our Forensic Accounting team have wide experience in the education sector and have been called on to examine records and accounts in cases involving fraud, misuse of funds and other accounting anomalies.

An Nexia Edwards Marshall accountant can be a real asset on the finance committee at your school or college.

Information Technology 

We understand that robust IT systems are fundamental to both the efficient running of a school and to its educational offerings.

Our services focus on finding the right balance between maximising opportunities and mitigating risk.

We provide detailed IT system audits and advice on planning for the future.

Lending and Finance

Loans for building works, finance for equipment upgrades or replacements – they’re always in the school budget but not always easy to fund.

Nexia Edwards Marshall’s Lending and Finance experts can help find financiers and set up secure and appropriate loan arrangements. 

We also offer a free mortgage and personal loan advisory service for teachers and staff.


Our Taxation team can carry out detailed reviews of GST and FBT and provided feedback about compliance with current Australian Taxation Office requirements.

We also help education industry staff with effective structuring of salary packages to maximise their take-home pay.

What our clients have to say about us

"Schools are complex businesses, and as we continue to navigate through the changes in regulatory and compliance frameworks, we need to ensure we have a trusted advisor to assist the school in those matters going forward." - Jason Haseldine, Business Director - St Peter's College