Financial Reporting Requirements
Financial reporting is an essential requirement in DSS Grant Agreements. It provides assurance to the Department that the grant has been used in an efficient, effective and ethical manner and in accordance with the Agreement.
The level of assurance required may differ for each funded activity. There are 3 reporting types:
When is your financial report due?
Your financial reporting requirement, including the due date, is specified in your Grant Agreement.
Generally speaking, acquittal submission dates are aligned with the type of report:
- Financial Declaration type acquittals are due 8 weeks after the Activity Completion Date, and following each financial year of the activity period
- Non-audited or Audited financial acquittal reports are due 12 to 16 weeks after the Activity Completion Date, and following each financial year of the activity period.
Please contact your Funding Arrangement Manager as soon as possible if your organisation is unable to provide the required financial acquittal report by the due date specified in your grant agreement.
How do I submit my financial report?
Your financial report is submitted by completing the online acquittal form. Links and instructions for accessing the online acquittal form are sent to Funding Recipients 30-days before the acquittal due date.
If your Organisation is registered for the Grant Recipient Portal, you will be prompted to access your acquittal form directly from the portal links. If you require assistance to access the Grant Recipient Portal, please visit the Community Grants Hub website.
If your Organisation is not registered for the Grant Recipient Portal, you will be provided with a link and code to access the Financial Acquittal report. Please note that each acquittal has a unique link and access code, you cannot complete your acquittal using an old or alternate link.
Please see the task card on how to complete the online form for further information.
You can also submit your financial reports manually via email to DSSacquittals@communitygrants.gov.au