New accounting system rollout in Central

The Central Provincial Government and Administration will start using the new government accounting system called Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS).

This follows the two weeks of training at a workshop held at PNGIPA hall.

The training workshop for provincial government officials was underway for officers from the provincial headquarters, districts and local level government. It was funded by Department of Finance, through the IFMS Project team.

Central Provincial Administrator Gei Guni Raga said this will a major transitional period for the province from the current accounting package, the Papua New Guinea Government Accounting System (PGAS), into the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS).

Raga told participants in his opening remarks to get more information about the new accounting system and learn as much as possible to get the project off the ground.

In the meantime, IFMS training manager, Dellah Soagili, said the two-week training workshop is for sub national agencies, which was piloted in East New Britain Province last year and Central is the second province in the country for the IFMS roll-out program to be held.

The training workshop will cover chart of accounts, system navigation, procurement process and accounts payable process and revenue receipts and will end on March 5.

Ms Soagili said after the training, IFMS Go Live announcement will be made and Central Province will start using the new accounting system in the province.

She said all national departments in Port Moresby are using the new accounting system and 10 statutory bodies are also using the system.

Northern Province will be next to have the IFMS system rolled out.

(IFMS training participants from Central Provincial Finance office at the PNGIPA hall – Picture courtesy of John Iamo, CPG Media)

Press release