Department of Finance

STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Finance is one of the seven departments of the General Assembly (G.A) office.  It is headed by the Director of Finance and has three committees under it; the Committee on Accounts and Budget, Committee on Pensions which is run by a board of Trustees and the Projects and Investments Committee. The Chairpersons of these committees are appointed by the General Assembly Council. The qualification of persons required to make up the membership of these committees and their functions are outlined in the Manual of Order of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

The Director of Finance is supported by eleven staff ranging from senior to junior level staff for the day to day administrative and accounting duties.  The responsibilities of the department include, among others, taking oversight of the accounting systems of the church and ensuring that they are effective and efficient as well.

     FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (DOF)

The position of the Director of Finance in the Head office, is a very onerous one and therefore requires dedication of time and efforts, ingenuity, tact, drive, initiative, ability to work under pressure and acting in utmost good faith; among other qualities.

 

The functions of the Director are outlined in Article 15 (12) of the church’s constitution. The Director is responsible to the Clerk of the General Assembly for the general administration of the finances of the church.  Other functions are as follows:

·        Make disbursements as authorized;

·        Open and operate bank accounts as directed by the Council.

·        Sign cheques to be countersigned by persons authorized by the Council (Moderator or Clerk of GA).

·        Provide the requisite financial data for the committee on Accounts and Budget for the preparation of the annual budget of the church to be submitted to the Council.

·        Serve as ex-officio on other committee or bodies of the church as may be prescribed.

 

The Director of Finance prepares and submits monthly financial reports to the standing committee of the church.  The reports throw lights on the state of financial affairs of the church.  This will enable Standing Committee to take critical decisions.  Again the Director prepares quarterly financial report and other reports to General Assembly Council for decision making.

1.     COMMITTEES:

The department works with three committees put in place by the GAC in line with the church’s constitution.  These are Committee on Accounts and Budget (CAB), the Pensions Board and the Projects and Investment Committee.  The Director of Finance proposes competent persons for the approval of Council to form the Committees.  All committee members serve a term of three years and shall be eligible to serve for another three year term only.

 

The chairperson for the CAB is Mr Clarkson Duku Acheampong  and that of the Pensions Board is Dr. Addae-Mensah whiles Mrs. Victoria Diaba Seidu chairs the Projects and Investment Committee. All the committees have various specialized sub-committees which address specific issues to enable the main Committee to advise Council so that they can make informed decisions.

Department Staff

Mr. Alex de-Graft Hanson
Director of Finance

Mr Alex de-Graft Hanson is the Director of Finance. 
The functions of the Director are outlined in Article 15 (12) of the church’s constitution. The Director is responsible to the Clerk of the General Assembly for the general administration of the finances of the church.  Mr Hanson is a Chartered Accountant with eight years post qualification experience

Mr. Solomon Mensah
Accounts Manager

Solomon Mensah is the Accounts Manager at the Head Office. He supports the Director of Finance in the execution of his duties.  He is in charge of preparing end of year financial reports and supporting schedules for final audit. Mr Mensah holds masters in Business Administration (Accounting) from University of Ghana Business School.  He is currently at the final level of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Examination

Mr. Samuel Opoku Anokye
Inventory Accountant

Mr Samuel Opoku Anokye is the Inventory Accountant at the Head Office.   He reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for the preparation of monthly expenditure control reports and other management reports including cash flow projections to General Assembly Council.   Mr Opoku Anokye holds Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Cape-Coast and is also a Chartered Accountant.

Mrs. Hilda Aboagye-Agyei
Financial Accountant

Hilda Aboagye -Agyei is the Financial Accountant at the Head Office. She works closely with the Accounts Manager to generate financial reports.  She holds Bachelor of Commerce from University of Cape-Coast and also master in Business Administration (Finance) from UCC.

Mr. Shadrach Adjei Lommo
Treasury Officer

Shadrach Adjei Lomo is  the Treasury Officer at the Head Office.  He is responsible for the management of the church’s bank transactions and other cash and cash equivalent related transactions.  Mr Lomo holds BSC in Accounts and Finance from Presbyterian University College.

Mrs. Augustina Agbe
Stores Officer

Mrs. Augustina Agbe is the Stores Officer at the Head Office she works closely with the Inventory Accountant to manage the church’s Inventory.  Mrs Augustina Agbe holds BSC in Business Administration from Presbyterian University College

Mrs. Mary Arhin
Payroll Officer

Mrs Mary Arhin is the Payroll Officer at the Head Office. She is responsible for the preparation of the church’s payroll .  Mary holds Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Ghana.

Mrs. Gloria Noel Baiden
Cashier

Mrs. Gloria Noel Baiden is the Cashier at the Head Office. She is responsible for the sale of the church’s materials at the Sales Depot.  Mrs Baiden holds BSc. Accounting from University of Ghana

Mr. Lawrence Adjei
Cashier

Lawrence Adjei a Cashier, who assists Mrs Gloria Baiden in the discharge of her duties. Mr Lawrence Adjei holds RSA Advance and others.

Mrs. Charlotte Kontoh
Secretary, Finance Department

Mrs Charlotte Kontoh is the secretary to the Director of Finance at the Head Office. She is in charge of all the administrative works of the Department.  She holds BSc in Human Resource Management from GIMPA.

Patience Frempong
Assistant Business Depot Keeper

Patience Frempong is the Assistant Business Depot keeper she assists both cashiers in the business depot. She has certificate of Cookery for the Catering Industry Part 2

George Anim
Driver

George Anim is the driver for the Department