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Who We Are

Our Background

The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), was established in 1885, during the pre-independence era of the Gold Coast. The Department was originally referred to as the ‘Treasury’ upon its establishment until 1937 when it was rechristened Accountant-General’s Department. This name was maintained until 1967 when it obtained its current name, the ‘Controller and Accountant-General’s Department,’ clearly defining its roles to include the responsibility of exercising efficient and effective financial controls in the budget execution process.

Established under the Civil Service Act 1960 (CA. 5), the CAGD represents the Accounting Class of the Civil Service. It is, therefore, a Civil Service Department under the Ministry of Finance. The 1992 Constitution and the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), provide the legal framework that governs the operations of the CAGD. As the Chief Accounting Officer of Government and Advisor to the Minister and Government in matters relating to accounting, the Controller and Accountant-General (CAG) is responsible to the Minister for the custody, safety and integrity of public funds.

Our Vision

Our vision is that of the public service with a positive culture, client-focused and result oriented, constantly seeking ways to improve the delivery of Financial Management Services to the Government and the general public.


Our Mission

We exist to provide Public Financial Management Services to the Government and the general public through efficient, skilled, well-motivated and dedicated staff, using the most appropriate technology.

Our Core Values

1. Putting Customers First
Meeting the needs and aspirations of our government and her citizens as residents and customers are central to everything we do, and the citizens’ satisfaction is the ultimate measure of our success

2. Serving The Whole Country
We aim to serve our customers with diverse distinction.

3. Acting With Integrity
We will be true to our word and responsibilities and deliver on our promises, do the right thing, not the easy thing, and be professional, honest, open and transparent.

4. Valuing People
By valuing people and creating a culture that celebrates excellent service and diversity and as well as allow individuality to flourish, we would best be serving our government, its am and our customers, and get the best from our staff and business partners.

5. Continuous Improvement And Innovation
Continuous improvement and innovation are the foundation for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our service and increasing public satisfaction.