Finance Secretary receives recognition from the Queen

The Department of Finance Secretary Dr Ken Ngangan has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to public services and public financial management and governance reform. Dr Ken Ngangan was among 87 recipients of the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honors for their services to their country and community. “I am truly […]

Dr Ken Ngangan reappointed to serve second term

The National Executive Council has reappointed Dr Ken Ngangan to serve second term as the Secretary for the Department of Finance. Dr Ngangan hails from Kombi Ambum District in Enga Province. He had served as the Finance Secretary for six years since 2013, two years of which in acting capacity. He signed his four-year contract […]

New cash office launched at Vulupindi Haus

The Department of Finance has launched its new cash office at Vulupindi Haus. The facility is part of the modernization and reform programs that are being undertaken by the Department to improve service delivery to the clients. Finance Minister James Marape said; “This is the phase of our relationship and interaction with the public who […]

Department of Finance Launches Corporate Plan 2018-2022

The Department of Finance launched its five-year Corporate Plan 2018-2022 on August 16 2018 at Holiday Inn. On that day was also the first AGM of the Association of Government Accountants and Public Finance Managers Inc. Present at the launching were the Finance Minister, James Marape, and Secretary for Finance, Dr. Ken Ngangan. Dr. Ngangan […]

43 inductees graduate at headquarters

43 Department of Finance inductees received their public service course certificates at Vulupindi Haus on Friday 21st April 2018. The certificate presentation was attended by the Minister for Finance, Honourable James Marape, and Secretary for Finance, Dr Ken Ngangan along with senior executive management and staff. In his address, Mr Marape encouraged the inductees to […]

IFMS implementation and rollout at Finance

The Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) is a major part of the Financial Management Improvement Program (FMIP) and a core component of the reforms to the Public Financial Management.  

Finance Framework Review – the team behind the scenes

2016 has been a very productive year for the Department of Finance in delivering tangible results to improve the public financial management system and build robust, transparent and good governance practices to manage public money and public resources for the nation.

PEFA Road Map launch

In September 2015 the PEFA PFM Reform Road Map 2015-2018 was launched.  This document is the result of one and a half years of detailed examination and analysis into public financial management. 

Customised Bachelor qualification to develop skilled and competent public finance managers

The Department of Finance, in partnership with the University of PNG and with assistance from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Managers of England and Wales, has tailored a specialised degree program, the Bachelor of Public Finance and Accountancy.

New Professional Association for government accounting staff

Public accountants and related practitioners will now have their own dedicated professional association.  The Department of Finance has led the establishment of a registered association, the Papua New Guinea Association of Government Accountants & Public Finance Managers (PNG AGA & PFM).