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Mandate of the Controller and Accountant General
The mandate of the Controller and Accountant General is derived from the:
1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana
Public Financial Management Act 921 of 2016
Local Governance Act 936 of 2016
Responsibilities of the Controller and Accountant General
Pursuant to Section 8 of Act 921 of 2016:
(1) The President shall, in accordance with article 195 of the Constitution, appoint a Controller and Accountant-General who shall be the Chief Accounting Officer of the Government and the chief advisor to the Minister and Government in matters relating to accountancy.
(2) The terms and conditions of service of a Controller and Accountant-General shall be specified in the letter of appointment and shall be appointed for a term of four years which may be renewed for another term of four years.
(3) The Controller and Accountant-General shall be responsible to the Minister for the custody, safety and integrity of public funds.
(4) The Controller and Accountant-General shall (a) compile and manage the accounts prepared in relation to public funds;
(b) issue general instructions to a Principal Spending Officer in accordance with this Act and the Regulations;
(c) keep, render and publish statements on public accounts under this Act;
(d) develop efficient accounting systems for a covered entity;
(e) approve accounting instructions of a covered entity;
(f) receive, disburse and provide secure custody for public funds;
(g) on the instructions of the Minister, open an account with the Bank of Ghana and its agents necessary for the deposit of public funds subject to compliance with the Treasury Single Account system established under section 46;
(h) authorise the opening of an account for a covered entity;
(i) in consultation with the Auditor-General, specify for a covered entity, the accounting standards, policies and the classification system to be applied in public accounting to ensure that a proper system of accounting operates;
(j) provide accounting officers to covered entities; and
(k) be responsible for the classification and management of value books.