Financial Accountability - Information for Services

Why do I need to submit my annual financial 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 financial accountabilities?

Financial accountabilities released on Tuesday 16 November, 2021 must be completed by Friday 17 December, 2021 with the exception of Start Strong Long Day Care which is by Friday 31 December, 2021.

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 service provider to advise that the statement has been added in the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) and is ready for completion.

To review or update the contact details for your provider, please log in to ECCMS and select the Main Details tab under the Service Provider menu item.

Do I have to complete my financial accountabilities online?

Yes. All financial accountabilities must be submitted via 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 the ECCMS left-hand 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, please see pages 74 to 87 of the ECCMS Service Provider Guide (PDF, 6.94MB).

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

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