Accounting officer appointments, roles and responsibilities

Date published: 19 January 2024

This section contains guidance regarding the responsibilities of Accounting Officers. In particular, chapter three of Managing Public Money (MPMNI) highlights the personal responsibilities of all Accounting Officers, both in government departments and in other parts of central government. It also includes template letters for appointments of Accounting Officers in agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs). The most recent publication update is FD (DFP) 09/09 - appointment of Accounting Officers in agencies and NDPBs (updated templates - 18 January 2024), which is also included on the Finance Director Letters (FDs) 2009 section of the website.

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