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The Budget and Treasury Office Department

The Chief Financial Officer:  Ms Segomotso Phatudi

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The MFMA requires that all municipalities should have a Budget and Treasury Office (BTO).  The Budget and Treasury Office plays a huge role in contribution to the overall strategy of the municipality as it provides support to the Mayor, the Municipal Manager and other departments. The primary role of the BTO is the management of the municipal funds, ensuring cash flow and financial sustainability for the municipality.

The CFO, as the head of the BTO has an essential function of assisting the accounting officer to carry out his or her financial management responsibilities.  The CFO also plays an integral role in implementing the financial reforms at the direction of the accounting officer with the assistance of appropriately skilled finance staff.

The Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district municipality BTO,  consists of finance experts at various levels of the organogram ranging from senior finance managers (2), Senior Accountants (4) Accountants (3) Snr Financial Controllers (5) and financial controllers (2).

The Budget and Treasury Office provides support through the following functions or duties;

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cash flow Management
  • Payroll Administration
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Expenditure Management
  • Asset Management
  • Management Accounting and Reporting

At every financial year BTO prepares Annual Financial Statements which are audited by Auditor General.  Other responsibilities of the BTO include the implementation of internal controls which contributes to effective financial and risk management.