School Accounts

The Trustees are very aware of the time pressures and are grateful for all the work that Boards of Management and Finance Sub-Committees carry out in ensuring that school accounts are prepared in an accurate and timely fashion.

We have included in this section templates from the JMB/FSSU and timetable for receipt of your school accounts.


Click on the link below to access the format specified by JMB/FSSU for the presentation of certified or audited school annual accounts.

Sample Building Project Spreadsheet



Financial Guideline 2019/2020 – 11

Preparation of Annual Accounts in Voluntary Secondary Schools – Guideline for Accountants

The Financial Support Services Unit (FSSU) was set up by the Department of Education and Science in September 2004 in order to assist schools in the Voluntary Secondary sector to comply with the requirements of Section 18 of the Education Act 1998. All schools are obliged to prepare a set of annual accounts, a copy of which must be submitted to the FSSU each year once they have been approved by the Board of Management and the school’s Trustees/Patron. This requirement is set out in the Department of Education and Science Circular, M36/05 (Appendix 1). The role of the FSSU has been delegated to the Joint Managerial Body (JMB) Secretariat of Secondary Schools.

Click here to download the 2019/2020 Financial Guideline