The mandate of the Finance department is to provide effective financial management services and oversight in order to ensure accountability and transparency in the utilization of public resources in accordance with the Public Finance management Act no. 1 of 2018 and other relevant provisions of the law. Specifically under head 95 the department of Finance provides accounting services to 26 departments.
The departments under head 95 are
- Chiefs and Traditional Affairs
- Water Affairs
- Social Welfare
- Child Affairs
- Local Government
- Town and Country planning
- Government transport
- Provincial Planning Unit
- District Administrations
- Internal audit
- Provincial Administration
- Religious and national guidance
The roles of Finance department include but not limited to:
In this function the Finance department prepares the provincial budget in line with the core circular. The department is also responsible for budgeting control in order to ensure that spending is strictly in line with the budget.
- Financial Reporting.
Under this function, the department is responsible for producing and submitting financial reports which aids management in making financial decisions.
- Coordinates Audit
The department is responsible for coordinating both Internal and external audits in order to ensure that audit issues are resolved within the stipulated period.
STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
The department of Finance has a total establishment of 17 accounting officers at Provincial level headed by the Director of Finance. The structure is as follows:
- Director of Finance
- Principal Accountant
- Senior Accountant
- Four(4) Accountants
- Five(5) Assistant Accountants
- Five(5) Accounts Assistants
At District level the department of Finance has six (6) Accountants and two (2) Assistant Accountants.