Accountant General

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Legal Frame Work

The Accountant General's Department is also known as the Government Treasury and is headed by the Accountant General whose authority is derived from the Finance Administration Act of 1997, Section 5 and Section 4 of the attendant Financial Regulations of the Act.

The Accountant General's Department ensures that a proper system of accounting is established in every government agency, supervises the receipt of public revenue and ensures the prompt accounting of all revenue to meet the expenditures of the various agencies.

The Department comprises of five (5) sections:

  • Administration
  • Funds Management & Payments
  • Accounts & Financial Reporting
  • Treasury Audit & Accounting Systems
  • Internal Audit

Financial Management System (SIGFIS)

The Department used the Smartstream software as the engine for the Standard Integrated Government Information System (SIGFIS), an automated financial management system that:

  • Provides real time information for better planning and decision-making;
  • Provides accountability and transparency;
  • Facilitates efficient revenue collection and effective expenditure management;
  • Improves cash-flow management;
  • Maintains control on overspending;
  • Reduces lags on payments;
  • Enhances Government's corporate image.


Adria Sonson
Accountant General
(758) 468 3901 468 3901