Functions

The Controller and Accountant - General’s Department is mandated by Financial Administrative Act, 2003 (Act 654) to:

  • Receive all Public and Trust monies payable into the Consolidated Fund(done through its staff stationed in all government departments including the revenue collecting ones)
  • Provide secure custody of Public and Trust monies (with the support of the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Ghana)
  • Make disbursements on behalf of the Government(includes the payment of monthly salaries to government employees inactive service; pension gratuity and monthly pension payment to those on retirement; and releases of funds to prosecute government projects and development throughout the country)
  • Pay all Government Workers’ wages, salaries and allowances;
  • Process and pay all Pension gratuity for the Civil Service;
  • Establish, on behalf of government, such accounts with the Bank of Ghana and its agents for the deposit of Public and Trust monies;
  • Be solely responsible for the opening of bank accounts for any government department;
  • Keep, prepare, render and publish financial statements on the Consolidated Fund of Ghana both monthly and annually (not later than three months after the end of the financial year. The Auditor General is furnished with the necessary financial statements for his scrutiny and onward transmission to parliament and eventual gazetting)
  • Approve  accounting instructions for Government Departments;
  • Promote the development of efficient accounting systems in all Government Departments.