Our Core Function

The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department is mandated by the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) to:

Make disbursements on behalf of the Government. This includes the payment of monthly salaries to government employees in active service; pension gratuity and monthly pension payment to those on retirement; and releases of funds to prosecute government projects and development throughout the country.

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).

Keep, prepare, render and publish Financial Statements on the Consolidated Fund of Ghana 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.

Provide secure custody of Public and Trust monies with the support of the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Ghana.

Establish, on behalf of government, such accounts with the Bank of Ghana and its agents for the deposit of Public and Trust monies. And be solely responsible for the opening of bank accounts for any government department.

Approve accounting instructions for Government Departments and promote the development of efficient accounting systems in all Government Departments.