Treasury,
Tax & Pensions

Financial Secretary

The prime function of the Financial Secretary, as Head of the Treasury, Commissioner of Taxation, and a member of both Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, is the formulation and evaluation of fiscal and economic policies and plans, and to ensure that the Government has sound and efficient procedures of financial and management control. The Financial Secretary is also Chairman of the Retirement Pensions Board of Management and is one of three Commissioners of Currency. The current Financial Secretary is Nicola Granger

Head of Finance

The Head of Finance is responsible for the operational management and oversight of the Treasury and for the provision of an efficient and effective accounting and exchequer service for the Falkland Islands Government. This includes the preparation, monitoring and control of the Government’s budget and the capital programme. She is also responsible for the preparation and publication of the final accounts in the role of Treasurer. The Head of Finance deputises for the Financial Secretary in her absence and is the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation.

Head of Tax Policy 

The Tax Office is a sub-department of the Treasury. Its purpose is to assess and collect direct tax and to maintain statistical series. The Head of Taxation reports to the Head of Finance whilst having the operational responsibility for the management and oversight of the Taxation Office

Financial Accountant

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the accounting function of Falkland Islands Government and the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This involves a diverse range of accountancy work including preparation of year end financial statements, writing reports for Standing Finance Committee, investment management and supervision of the exchequer, pensions and financial systems administration functions. The Financial Accountant reports to the Head of Finance.

Management Accountant

The Management Accountant is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the financial management function of Falkland Islands Government. This involves a diverse range of budgetary related work including developing budgetary procedures, meeting monthly with Directors and Heads of Service to improve financial monitoring, reviewing and consolidating annual budget submissions, writing reports for Standing Finance Committee and providing financial training to FIG departments. The Management Accountant reports to the Head of Finance.

Capital Accountant

This is a new post. The Capital Accountant will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the capital asset management function of the Falkland Islands Government. This will involve the maintenance of the Fixed Assets Register, the undertaking of project appraisals, financial reporting of major capital projects and supporting Directors, Heads of Service and Project Manager with monitoring; reviewing and reporting on Capital spend.

Accountant

As the fourth report to the Head of Finance the Accountant is a trainee post that is mentored by the three qualified Accountants. The role develops over time and undertakes duties across Financial, Management and Capital Accounting. The current post holder has responsibility for the exchequer and financial advice services to the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. The post is a succession planned post undertaking accountancy training.