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Finance, funding and accountability services
are provided largely by the Finance Unit of the Catholic Education Office
These services fall into two main categories:
These services are provided by:
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School Funding and 2015 Budget
The Finance Unit, under the guidance of the Chief
Financial Officer, provided financial parameters into the strategic
planning framework for 2015 budgets to address projected funding shortfall for
the Catholic system (due to low state government recurrent grant indexation and
Multi-Enterprise-Agreement-driven salary increases). Following significant
consultation with the Senior Leadership Team, the CEOM 2015 Budget was approved
by the Executive Director and the final 2015 CECV budget completed for the
approval by the CECV Board.
Electronic Content Management
The BAS team play a lead role in conjunction with
IT services in the implementation of the program that includes system
implementation and organisational and business process change.
The ECM Project will deliver a system that supports:
Australian Charities and
The Finance Unit continued to advise schools on
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) developments with
governance and financial reporting through National Catholic Education
Commission (NCEC) representation on the ACNC Working Party.
The Finance and the Systems units continued to work
with the ICON project team towards the successful implementation of eAdmin and
eFin , which at this time is planned for January 2016.
CEOM Budget Allocations for 2014
CEOM Budget Allocations graph for 2014 highlights that the major cost of
running the Office is employment costs. The graph also shows the total budget
commitment to training both school staff and CEOM staff and the final column
shows the total budgeted operating costs of running all programs by the
departments in 2014.
Molly McQueenYear 12 student in 2014 Avila College, Mount Waverley. Profoundly deaf and totally dependent on two cochlear implants to hear, Molly McQueen graduated from Avila College, Mount Waverley, at the end of 2014 with an ATAR of 84.6 and is now studying psychology and forensic science at Swinburne University.
I think the best thing I can say about my time at Avila College is that they treated me as a normal person and made sure my disability didn’t stop me doing anything that I wanted to do at school. So many activities, like the Year 10 study trip to Italy, will stay with me for a lifetime.
I always thought it must be pretty expensive to provide for someone like me, but when I stopped to think about everything Avila did it reinforced that I had the best time at high school.
The personalised support I received was wonderful –from radio frequency microphones that transmitted directly into my ear and specialist computer equipment, to teachers being my ears at swimming carnivals and providing a note taker in Year 12 English.
And it went well beyond funding. So many teachers were there for me, like Mr Johnson in Year 12 legal studies, who met with me one-on-one every week to make sure I understood everything. I got a study score of 40 and was so glad to be able to repay his commitment.
I now want to help others and to work in the legal justice system, maybe with victims of crime, and also to mentor people with deafness, because not a lot of deaf students had the same access to funding and the same experience as me.
I know I wouldn’t be where I am without Avila.
Annual Budgets of CEOM Staff
Groups and Units 2014
The Annual Budgets of CEOM
Staff Groups and Units 2014 graph represents the budgeted operational needs of
the respective Office business units.
Internal Audit program
During 2014 the Finance Unit reported to the CEOM
Audit and Risk Committee on internal audit issues including:
It also reported to the CECV Audit and Risk
Committee on internal audit issues, including the:
Revised school services model
The School Accounting team,
under the guidance of the Assistant Director of Business Advisory Services,
undertook a review of the school servicing model and implemented a new and
refocused service delivery in 2015.
The outcome of this initiative
is for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to have adopted
accrual accounting by the start of the 2016 school year (subject to new changes
to the current regulatory environment).
The CEOM wishes to work with the Catholic Archdiocese
of Melbourne (CAM) to confirm an agreed reporting framework for ‘the right to
use’ land and buildings located at diocesan-owned
parish primary schools.
Online Annual Financial
The online AFS was developed in 2014 and is ready
for launching in 2015 to secondary colleges that use the accrual accounting method.
The outcome of the project includes:
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