Financial Accountability - Information for Services

Why do I need to submit my annual accountability reports?

Submission of annual financial accountability reports is a requirement under the NSW Department of Education's Grant Programs Terms and Conditions.

By which date do I need to complete my accountabilities?

Accountabilities released on Monday 9 November 2020 must be completed by Friday 11 December 2020.

This year, the Department has released the financial accountabilities later to provide some flexibility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention of this is to provide administrative relief to services.

When do I know if I need to complete my online financial accountability reports?

An email notification is always sent to the primary contact of each funding specification to advise that the statement has been added to the Accountability tab in ECCMS and is ready for completion.

Do I have to complete my accountabilities online?

Yes. All accountabilities must be submitted via the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS).

Do I need a myGovID to complete my financial accountability?

Yes. Financial accountability is completed through ECCMS. To access ECCMS, you will need a myGovID and be linked to the provider in RAM. Read step-by-step instructions on how to set this up.

How do I complete my financial accountability in ECCMS?

  • Accountability can be accessed from the To Do list tab or in ECCMS menu, click Funding Specification
  • Locate and click the Funding Specification with the Statement of Expenditure that corresponds with the funding you have received
  • Click the Accountability tab
  • Locate the correct Financial Year, and then under the Accountability tab, click the Financial hyperlink, which opens the Statement of Expenditure to be completed.

The Accountability and Return Guide can assist you to complete this online. If you require further details on how to complete your financial reporting requirements online via the Early Childhood Contract Management System see page 74 to 89 of the ECCMS Service Provider Guide (PDF, 6.94MB).

(Please note: When a Statement of Expenditure is added to a funding specification's Accountability tab in ECCMS, it has a Status of Draft. After the statement is submitted, its Status changes to Submitted).

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