Financial Support Services Unit (FSSU)
The Department of Education and Skills 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 relation to financial matters. These
The fssu 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
The FSSU Support Line 01-910 4020 can be contacted by primary schools from 9am to 7pm Monday to Thursdays
and 9am to 5pm on Fridays.