The Accounting Services sub-division consists of:
Cash and Payments Unit
The Cash and Payments Unit of the Treasury Division is responsible for the payments and accounting of collections of revenue at Whole of Government level and its related approval and advisory services of the Chief Accountant as per the Financial Management Act 2004 Finance Instructions 2010, Procurement regulations 2010 and any other subsidiary legislations related to finances. The units spearheads the digital/electronic payments reform agenda of the Fijian Government.
The payroll unit of the Treasury Division is responsible for the payment of wages and salaries and its related payments at Whole of Government level and ensures the administration of the payroll services as per the Employment Relations Act 2017 and any payroll related legislations and regulations. The unit also facilitates the Public Service Group Insurance Scheme for Term Life & Medical Insurance in respect of Government employees and spearheads the review of the existing payroll system.
The Pension Unit is responsible for payment of pensions to civil servants who retired under the Pensions Act No.17 of 1983. The Unit also facilitates pensions for widows and orphans who are eligible through the Widows and Orphan Act 1914 as well as payments upon the re-engagement in respect of Fiji Corrections Service and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces officers under the Pensions & Gratuities (Disciplined Services) Act (Cap 78).
The unit also monitors the pensions payments recorded for former parliamentarians, Prime Ministers, Presidents, retired Judges, Chief Justices and for the re-engagement benefits for Forest Guards.
Financial Management Information System and Monitoring & Evaluation Unit
The primary aim of the Financial Management Information System (‘FMIS’) and the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit is to administer and support the Financial Management Information System, Masterpiece, and its related modules for budgeting, processing, reporting and monitoring of financial transactions at Whole of Government level.
The unit further facilitates training for the users FMIS and that on the Accounts and Finances. It also provides advisory services on the FMIS system and the accounts and finances at Whole of Government level. The unit currently spearheads the review of the FMIS system and the chart of accounts of the Fijian Government.
Financial Policy Assurance Unit
The Financial Policy Assurance Unit is responsible for the formulation of financial policies and procedures and provides advisory services on matters related to the financial management and reporting at Whole of Government level. The unit is guided by the Financial Management Act 2004, Finance Instructions 2010, Procurement Regulations 2010 and any other subsidiary legislations or regulations related to financial management and international standards on accounting and auditing in the public sector.
The key role of the unit is the co-ordination of the Public Financial Management Improvement Plan that includes the review of the Financial Management Act 2004.
Financial Reporting Unit
The financial reporting unit is responsible for the preparation of the annual financial statements at Whole of Government level and will lead the key financial reporting reforms to comply with International Public Sector Accounting Standards. The unit also facilitates financial reporting and monitoring on monthly basis ensuring that account reconciliations are done and endorsed by the Permanent Secretary accordingly.