Accounting Officer Information

An Accounting Officer is the individual whose responsibility it is to sign off on the annual accounts of a Government Department or Office / Body.  An Accounting Officer is generally the Secretary General of a Government Department or Head of an Office or Body (CEO, Director, Chairman, etc), whose funding has been Voted on in Dáil Eireann. An Accounting Officer may be appointed in two ways, firstly, by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and secondly on foot of primary legislation.

Accounting Officer quick reference guide

Accounting Officer list

Accounting Officer list by Vote Group

Role And Responsibilities of Accounting Officers

Public Financial Procedures booklet

Comptroller & Auditor General – Amendment Act 1993

Internal Audit Standards

Circular 01/11 Revised Instructions on Preparing Minutes of the Minister for Finance

Statement of Internal Financial Control

Guidance Note – Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 13/2014 – Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds