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Functions of Finance Department

Department Of Finance

FUNCTIONS OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT

  1. TO ACT AS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY DEPARTMENT TO COUNCIL.
  2. PREPARATION OF ALL FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY BASED BUDGETS FOR THE COUNCIL.
  3. TO FORMULATE POLICY GUIDE LINES FOR EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT REVENUE MOBILIZATION AND COLLECTION STRATEGIES.
  4. TO ADVISE COUNCIL IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO SOUND INVESTMENT AVENUES.
  5. INSPECTION AND PROPER MAINTAINENACE OF VALUATION ROLL DATA BASE.
  6. TO ENSURE THAT PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS ARE ADHERED TO.
  7. TO EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF ALL COMMERCIAL VENTURES OF THE COUNCIL.`

The Department is headed by a Director who is assisted by a Chief Accountant and other offic-ers who are in charge of the various sections. Each section is responsible for specific tasks.
VALUATION SECTION
This is headed by a Valuation Officer and the section is responsible for valuation of proper-ties such as land and buildings and other non-current assets in the municipality.
REVENUE SECTION
The section is headed by a Group Accountant and is responsible for the collection of types of revenue due to the council.
EXPENDITURE SECTION
The section is headed by a Group Accountant and is responsible for making all payments such as salaries to employees, payments to suppliers of goods services and CDF projects.
ESTABLISHMENT SECTION
The section is headed by a Group accountant and is responsible for preparation of payroll for council employees, maintenance of records for statutory obligations such ZRA-PAYE, NAPSA and other Employees deductions. The section is also responsible for calculation of terminal benefits for all council employees.
ACCOUNTANCY SECTION
The section is headed by a Group Accountant and is responsible preparation of financial re-ports, annual budget estimates, and income and expenditure reports. It also monitors and gives guidance on proposed expenditures for all council Departments.