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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 Wednesday 30 October 2019 must be completed by Wednesday 11 December 2019.

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 an AUSkey to complete my financial accountability?

Yes. Financial accountability is completed through ECCMS. To access ECCMS, you will need an AUSkey. Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to set this up.

How do I complete my financial accountability in ECCMS?

  • On the 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 (ECCMS Service Provider Guide). See Page 74 to Page 89.

(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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