School Division Financial Administration
A number of documents are available to school divisions to help manage finances. This includes information related to the creation of audited financial statements and budgets for submission to the Ministry of Education.
1. Chart of Accounts
The Chart of Accounts provides the framework for identifying, collecting and reporting the financial transactions of Saskatchewan school divisions.
2. Final Budget
The Final Budget Manual helps school divisions prepare their budgets. Each school division receives its own template.
There are updates to the submission process, and the Budget Submission Instructions document outlines these changes.
3. Financial Reporting
Boards of education are accountable to residents of the school division and to the Minister of Education for the effective and affordable delivery of education services. There are various accountability mechanisms including annual reports and independent audits. Financial reporting information includes year-end financial reporting requirements, guidelines, resources and financial statement templates.
The Reporting of School Division Losses Policy outlines the requirements for incidents involving theft, fraud and other losses of money or property occurring within school divisions.
5. School Division Financial Details
Reports provide expenditure and revenue data, as reported to the Ministry of Education by school divisions into the SGSE application. The data is broken down by categories as defined by the Chart of Accounts. All financial information reported is based on the school division fiscal year.
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6. Ministry Guidelines
The ministry provides guidelines to school boards regarding school division financial administration. These guidelines relate to interpretations of The Education Act, 1995, regulations and financial directives related to Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards.