The Catholic Education Management Organization, OGEC ("Organisme de Gestion de l’Enseignement Catholique") is a non-profit association (French Act of 1901) created by the Catholic Education Board to serve an educational institution by providing it with legal status and moral personality.
There are 5,200 OGECs in France, grouping about 8,000 schools and institutions.
The OGEC ensures financial and real estate management for the school. It employs and remunerates the personnel under private law.
Private education covers a wide range of specific features; a suitable knowledge is required for perfect technical control of the mission, either of chartered accounting or statutory auditing nature.
The F. Lenoir et Associés Office, part of the Avvens group, has worked with OGECs for many years either as chartered accountant or statutory auditor throughout France.
Account presentation must be compliant with the accounting nomenclature of private education under contract. Deadlines are important as the schools or institutions should send, within 3 months of the end of the financial year, the profit and loss accounts for the past financial year to the Paymaster General.
Our engagements mainly address the following areas:
The OGECs receiving more than €153,000 in annual public subsidies or exceeding certain thresholds must appoint an auditor. Crowe Avvens can assist in:
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