Directorate of Programming, Budget, Finance and Accounting

The Directorate’s role is to administer and ensure compliance with the AU Commission’s financial rules and regulations, as well as budgetary and accounting policies and procedures, for the smooth running of programmes. Its responsibilities are to: develop and implement policies, rules and regulations for the effective use of budgetary programmes and funds; monitor implementation of programmes against the allocated budget; coordinate training on programmatic and budgetary matters; follow up on the conduct of external audits; and research, analyse, document and report on the Commission’s expenditure.

The Directorate has four divisions: Accounting; Programming and Budgeting; External Resource Management; and Financial Management.