Teachers' Pensions
End of Year Certificate

End of Year Certificate

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The End of Year Certificate (EOYC) process is completed on an annual basis by all employers and provides an assurance to the Secretary of State that all contributions due have been correctly paid over to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. This is required as a record for audit of scheme accounts. From Thursday 1st March 2018 the declaration and contact forms will be available via the employer portal. These must be completed and uploaded to the employer portal by Friday 30th March 2018.

In week beginning Monday 23rd April Teachers’ Pensions will email employers with the details of the total contribution cash received for the year. The EOYC will also be made available via the portal which employers should complete and return by uploading it via the portal. You should then print off a copy, have it signed by the officer with financial responsibility and pass a copy to the auditor.

An unaudited EOYC submission must be returned by Thursday 31st May. This submission must provide Teachers’ Pensions with details of contributions detailed within the relevant tiers; reconciled against the total amount of contributions submitted by you. If you cannot agree the contributions paid figure you must contact Teachers’ Pensions before returning the submission.

For more detailed guidance on how to complete your EOYC please read our factsheet and read the guidelines for completing the EOYC.

Please note that following initial submission of your return in May, you must ensure a copy of the return is issued to an appointed auditor for the relevant checks and audit work to be completed. The auditor must issue the audited return to Teachers’ Pensions directly, with an assurance report where necessary, by Friday 28th September for Non Local Authority establishments and by Friday 30th November for Local Authorities.

Teachers’ Pensions will reconcile all forms on receipt and any discrepancies will be investigated and may require further action. If the Auditor agrees an underpayment of contributions this should be paid to Teachers’ Pensions immediately, accompanied by an Underpayment Paying in Slip that can be found on the employer portal.

The TP05 17/18 document is guidance for auditor checks and certification which must be followed by all financial accountants when auditing EOYCs for all employers. The 2016/17 version of the TP05 is still available for those who have yet to submit.

Last Updated: 05/10/2018 10:58


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