Welcome to Department of Finance
The Department of Finance is a key central agency of the government of Papua New Guinea mandated by the Constitution, the Organic Law on Provincial and Local-level Governments and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Our Vision is to provide and deliver prudent Public Financial Management and policy advice to the Government of Papua New Guinea that enhances service delivery for the improvement of the well-being for our people. Read More
I am proud to lead the Department of Finance. There is scarcely an area anywhere else in the public sector more central to ensuring the successful delivery of some of the Government’s biggest and most far-reaching reform agendas.
Approximately 400 staff in Head Office and 900 staff in 22 Provinces and 89 Districts serve the people of Papua New Guinea with the mission ‘To promote the efficient, effective and ethical use of public money in Papua New Guinea’
In the past two years the Department has already achieved much. This includes legal reforms and the increased use of technology to support effective financial management. These milestones have been reached through the efforts of our staff which I want to acknowledge. There remains much work to be done but we have a strong foundation and a clear direction…Read More
The Department is responsible for providing direction and support in financial policy, systems, information processing, procedures, monitoring and reporting requirements for the whole of Government. It also administers performance and execution of government development plans and annual budgets.
The Department is leading a new professional association for government officers in the finance sector with the aim of networking and strengthening professional development. The application form can be downloaded here. The Department has also been instrumental in developing the Bachelor of Public Finance and Accountancy.
The Department’s top priority is in supporting the Government to promote the efficient, effective and ethical use of public money in Papua New Guinea. To support this priority the Department is leading the implementation of financial reforms which has included updated legislation and the use of technology to strengthen financial reporting.