Executive Director's Report

Finance cut-offs for 2018

We are rapidly approaching key cut-offs for financial transactions for inclusion in 2018 accounts. Invoices must reach Finance Services this week, by 5pm, Friday 7 December, including both invoices matched to Purchase orders and unmatched invoices. Expense reimbursements, including use of University credit cards, must be reconciled and approved before the end-of-year shut down period.

New Financial Structure for Academic Cognate Groups

Accounts in the old ‘Domain’ structure (cost centres 4600-28, 4600-38 and 4600-48) will be re-organised for 2019 to match the new cognate group structure. Finance will contact all staff and work with administrative coordinators to ensure new account codes are clearly communicated. Please be prepared to use these new account combinations from January 2019. The change in structure is to align organisational and financial structure, noting lead supervisors will not have financial accountability in this structure.

Teacher Candidate Placements for 2019

The placements team and placement ambassadors are working studiously in contacting schools and settings to ensure placement of our teacher candidates for the first semester next year. Staff are asked to consider schools or settings who work with MGSE, and who would be positively disposed to teacher candidates placement from MGSE in 2019. More information will be distributed shortly regarding this request.