Empowering Regional Auditors and Revenue Officers: Mastering ELIS and Ghana.Gov for Seamless Revenue Reporting

Management through the Audit Unit has organized a two-day comprehensive training program here in Accra, targeted at Regional Internal Auditors, Revenue, and Accounts Officers from the Southern Sector, comprising the Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern, Central, Oti, and Western Regions.

The capacity building program which commenced yesterday, Thursday, August 31st, 2023, and ending today, September 1st, is structured in two tiers to cater to the specific needs of the participants after a careful needs assessment of the staff was conducted.

The initiative which is being spearheaded by Mr. Noel Fiagbenu, the Head of Internal Audit, renowned for his vast experience in auditing and financial oversight, in his opening remarks, lauded management for their continuous commitment to developing staff skills and capacity which would go a long way to help these staff execute their task more effectively.

He again admonished the participants to keep proper records of their work, stating that record-keeping is key to their operations.

The training focused on optimizing the use of the Enterprise Land Information Systems (ELIS) and the GHANA.GOV platforms, aiming to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of monthly revenue reconciliation and reporting processes.

Central to the training agenda was the meticulous verification of payments and the nuanced accounting of LC revenues, crucial aspects of ensuring accurate financial reporting.

Additionally, participants delved into the intricacies of GRA Stamp Duties payments facilitated through the ELIS and GHANA.GOV platforms.

An essential component of the program involved educating attendees on the intricate CAGD revenue reporting templates. This equips staff with a standardized approach that can streamline revenue reporting processes and align them with industry best practices.

Furthermore, the training addressed concerns and challenges that have surfaced during revenue monitoring activities, fostering a more comprehensive understanding of potential obstacles and their solutions.

This initiative underscores the commitment of the officers to stay ahead in optimizing revenue reporting practices.

The convergence of diverse expertise promised a dynamic learning environment where the art of financial management and reporting will be refined, ultimately contributing to a more transparent and efficient revenue management across the region.

The overall rationale behind this training is to provide an opportunity for the staff to grow their knowledge base and improve their job skills to become more effective and productive at the workplace.

The program presented an opportunity to share experiences, transfer knowledge, and bond with other officers.

Management members who were present were, Mr. Christian Ameyaw (Head of Finance), Mr. Victor Tetteh (Deputy Head of Finance), and Mr. Evans Mamphey (Head, of HR) who all urged participants to attach seriousness to the training and transfer the knowledge acquired to other staff.

This training would be replicated in the middle and northern sectors of the country as well.





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