Annual accountability is a mandatory process that ensures funded service providers are accountable for the funding they receive and the services they are contracted to deliver on behalf of the NSW Government.
These resources are designed to be easy-to-follow and help you understand what’s required for reporting your organisation’s use of government funds as well as satisfying the other accountability obligations.
Two documents are key to understanding the process and how to complete the annual accountability corporate- and contract-level reports:
Reporting annual accountability 2018-19 is a complete guide to everything you need to know about this year’s process. It explains:
- the process timeline
- what you are required to submit to DCJ
- the focus areas for this annual accountability reporting period
- special reporting requirements for Permanency Support Program (PSP) and Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) Contracted Care providers
- this year’s arrangements for unspent funds
- the questions asked on corporate- and contract-level reporting forms, with an explanation of how to respond to the questions.
Other documents which may assist you in preparing your reports are:
- What you need to know about management and administration fees for annual accountability
- Example of a contract-level Income & Expenditure Statement
As part of your reports, you will need to fill in, sign and upload the following two declarations:
- Service provider declaration for corporate level accountability 2018-19
- Annual accountability certification for contract level accountability 2018-19.
Other resources to assist you
How to complete annual accountability is a recorded webinar available on YouTube. Select play to watch.
Your contract manager is there to help you
If you have any questions about these resources or any aspect of the annual accountability process, contact your DCJ contract manager.
Survey of the 2017–18 annual accountability process
We surveyed funded service providers and DCJ contract managers about the 2017–18 annual accountability process, covering our communication, the available resources, and our training and support.