The Department has now published Circular 0060/2017 which sets out the arrangements for the roll out and operation of the Financial Support
Services Unit (FSSU) at primary level.
The FSSU will provide advice and support to schools on financial governance matters including standardising arrangements for compliance with the accounting requirements under Section 18 of the Education Act 1998.
As part of its work, the FSSU has developed templates for use by schools in relationto financial matters. These templates are available on its website fssu.ie.
The fssu.ie website will be an important resource for schools and will provide a wide range of templates, guidelines, videos and webinars focused on finance which will be of benefit to all primary schools and their Board of Management.
The FSSU Support Line 01-9104020 can be contacted by primary schools from 9am to 7pm on Mondays to Thursdays and to 5pm on Fridays.
Queries can be e-mailed to the FSSU at firstname.lastname@example.org