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training & research for academic newcomers A project of the King Baudouin Foundation © 2013 Gabriella Calderari1
Project Reporting Gabriella Calderari David W Chadwick © 2013 Gabriella Calderari2
OVERVIEW Technical reporting Financial reporting Reporting Forms Supporting Documents Financial Audit © 2013 Gabriella Calderari3
PROJECT REPORTS TechnicalFinancial REPORTING © 2013 Gabriella Calderari4
Technical reports Deliverables Periodic technical report Final tecnical report An overview of the progress of work towards the objectives of the project including achievements of any milestones and deliverables as defined in Annex I any supplementary reports required by any Annex to the contract, especially Annex I (technical annex) Publishable Summary © 2013 Gabriella Calderari5
Financial reports Costs reports Management reports Audit certificate an explanation of the use of the resources a Financial Statement (Form C) from each beneficiary together with a summary financial report and if requested an audit certificate per contractor © 2013 Gabriella Calderari6
be submitted within the contractual delays (60 days after the end of the reporting period) be organized by work packages and tasks identify the contributions from the various participants respect the reporting guidelines respect the page limit where applicable be concise and clear All reports must © 2013 Gabriella Calderari7
Reports Timeline No tacit approval of reports: Automatic payment of interest After reception Commission may: Approve Suspend the time-limit requesting revision/completion Reject them giving justification, possible termination Suspend the payment Reporting periods: temporary periods corresponding to a project technical and financial check (defined in Art. 4 of the Grant Agreement) © 2013 Gabriella Calderari8
Reporting templates All the templates are accessible on CORDIS website under the session “Find a Document” © 2013 Gabriella Calderari9
Link: Link: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/find-doc_en.html © 2013 Gabriella Calderari10
FORCE FORCE = FORm C Editor. Management Platform implemented across FP7 as the way to prepare and submit Form C (although not yet used for all FP7 projects: some use NEF). FORCE is used for: Preparing Form Cs, which will be pre-filled with updated and correct contract/grant information of each beneficiary participating in the project/grant Electronic submission of Form Cs to the Commission (signed paper version to be sent afterwards) Correction of Forms C if EC does not approve them Printing Form Cs for signature of relevant authorizing officer © 2013 Gabriella Calderari11
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/login How to register.. © 2013 Gabriella Calderari12
Financial Statements – Form C (PDF) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/find-doc_en.html © 2013 Gabriella Calderari13
Form C – Collaborative project (a) © 2013 Gabriella Calderari14
Form C – Coordination Support Action (a) © 2013 Gabriella Calderari15
Participant Portal (NEF) © 2013 Gabriella Calderari16
Deliverables and Milestones By filling in this table, the coordinator inform the Commission about the status of each deliverable and milestones © 2013 Gabriella Calderari17
© 2013 Gabriella Calderari18
Financial Statements Each beneficiary at the end of each reporting period has to fill in its own financial statement FORM C templates are provided on the NEF website in the Section Financial Reporting © 2013 Gabriella Calderari19
Explanation of the use of the resources © 2013 Gabriella Calderari20
PERSONNEL COSTS: i.List of personnel indicating: period(s) they worked for the project, position classification / category. ii.Copies of employment/work contracts (temporary and permanent), including CVs (dated and signed) iii.Copies of certified time sheets including summary records for all personnel charged to the project. iv. Copies of payrolls for all personnel charged to the project. v. Copy of bank transfers/payment receipts SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS © 2013 Gabriella Calderari21
Time Sheet Time sheets must contain: Title and project account number; full name of beneficiary as indicated in the GA; full name and a signature of the employee directly contributing to project; time period concerned (for instance on daily, weekly, monthly basis) according to the beneficiary's normal practice; amount of hours or days claimed on the project. full name and a signature of a supervisor (person in charge of the project). Indication of all other projects/activities the employee is involved in © 2013 Gabriella Calderari22
Time Sheet © 2013 Gabriella Calderari23
Durable equipment i.Copy of the contractor's guidelines for procurement of durable equipment (if available). ii.Original invoices for purchase of equipment. iii.Copies of the equipment (related to the project) inventory register. iv.Copies of the equipment's usage diary/register (for equipment used by different projects) SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS © 2013 Gabriella Calderari24
Consumables i.Copy of the contractor's guidelines for procurement of consumables (if available) ii. Original invoices for consumables iii.Proof of payment SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS © 2013 Gabriella Calderari25
Travel and subsistence i.Copy of the meeting agenda or of any other document relevant to demonstrate the relation between the mission and the objectives of the journey ii.Copy of the contractor's guidelines for reimbursement of travel expenses. iii.Copy of authorized travel request forms iv.Original invoices for travel and accommodation expenses v.Copy of EC agreement for travels outside Western Europe (if applicable) vi. Copies of mission reports (if available) SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS © 2013 Gabriella Calderari26
Other costs i.Copy of the contractor's relevant guidelines ii. Original invoices for the relevant expenditure iii. Copy of EC agreement for the relevant expenditure Subcontracts i.Copy of the contractor's guidelines for procurement of services (if available). ii.Original invoices for external assistance and evidence of delivery iii. Copies of subcontracts SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS © 2013 Gabriella Calderari27
CERTIFICATE ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CFS) For each period for which an audit certificate is required (typically ≥ €375,000), each contractor shall provide an audit certificate prepared and certified by an external auditor: certifying that the costs incurred during that period meet the conditions required by this contract. The certificate should expressly state the amounts that were subject to verification. The cost of this certification is an eligible cost under the activity relating to Management of the consortium, under the budget heading “subcontracts”. © 2013 Gabriella Calderari28
independent from the contractor; qualified to carry out statutory audits of accounting documents in accordance with the 8th Council directive 84/253/EEC of 10 April 1984 or similar national regulations. External auditor must be: AUDITING Each contractor is free to choose any external auditor, including its usual external auditor © 2013 Gabriella Calderari29
Possible sanctions: Termination of the Grant Agreement (art. II.38 Reduction of the Grant (art. II.18.5) Recovery of the Grant (art. II.21) Suspension of payments (art. II.5.3) Suspension of contract (art. II.8) Liquidation of damages (art. II.24) Default interests (art.II.21.5 ) © 2013 Gabriella Calderari30
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