School financial guidelines Page Content The new Policy and Advisory Library (PAL) is now available. This page will be redirected to PAL from the start of Term 3. Make sure to update your bookmarks to the new PAL site. This page includes finance policy and procedures for schools. Including:maintenance funding increaseaudits of school councilschanges to superannuation guarantee. On this page Finance manual for schools Guidelines Schools certification checklist Other resources Cash handling School purchasing card Schools targeted funding portal Finance manual for schools Finance manual for schools Front cover and contents PDF | Word Section 1 - Introduction PDF | WordSection 2 - Governance PDF | WordSection 3 - Risk management PDF | WordSection 4 - Internal controls PDF | WordSection 5 - School council financial assurance program PDF | WordSection 6 - Budget management PDF | WordSection 7 - Chart of accounts PDF | WordSection 8 - Bank accounts PDF | WordSection 9 - Funding sources PDF | WordSection 10 - Receivables management and cash handling PDF | WordSection 11 - Expenditure management PDF | WordSection 12 - Trading operations PDF | WordSection 13 - Asset and inventory management PDF | WordSection 14 - Liabilities management PDF | WordSection 15 - Taxation PDF | WordSection 16 - Reporting performance PDF | WordSection 17 - End of year (31 December) PDF | WordSection 18 - End of financial year reporting (30 June) PDF | WordSection 19 - Financial handover PDF | WordSection 20 - Opening, closing and merging schools PDF | WordSection 21 - Insurance arrangements PDF | WordAppendix A - Glossary of terms and acronyms PDF | WordComparison table of content PDF | WordVersion and revision control record PDF | Word GuidelinesGuidelines outlining policy and procedure for finance issues:Internal control for schools PDF | Word A guide to budget management in Victorian government schools PDF | WordSchool level payroll requirements PDF | WordAsset management policy PDF | WordManagement of school trading operations guidelines PDF | WordSchool cash reserve benchmark policy and guidelines PDF | WordSchools electronic funds management guidelines PDF | Word Guide to school council and finance motions PDF |Word Reimbursement request form WordSchools certification checklistAccess the schools certification checklist.Other resourcesBusiness continuity after disaster PDF | WordInformation for new business managers PDF | WordCash handling Cash handling best practice controls (docx - 107.76kb) Cash handling authorised form fundraising collection (docx - 36.16kb) Cash handling authorised form sale of items (docx - 37.03kb) Cash handling authorised form ticket sales not at office (docx - 38.76kb) Float collection authorisation form (docx - 36.03kb)School purchasing cardSee school purchasing card for guides, forms and templates.Schools targeted funding portalAccess the schools targeted funding portal.