The Provincial Accounting Office commits itself towards the fulfillment of its mandate as provided for under R.A. No. 7160, also known as Local Government Code of 1991.
WILFREDO C. SATURNO, CPA
As mandated by law, the accounting office is envisioned to be the catalyst of sound fiscal management in the Provincial Government of Aurora.
To provide fair and accurate financial information to the Provincial Governor and Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Aurora to guide them in their decision-making process for the benefit of their constituents.
Office of the Provincial Accountant, as mandated by Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, was created in 1992. Mr. Julio G. Alcasabas, the first appointed Provincial Accountant of the Provincial Government of Aurora, together with the personnel of Accounting Division of the Provincial Treasurer’s Office, started the operation of the Accounting Office on March 16, 1993.
Due to the transfer of Mr. Alcasabas to Bureau of Internal Revenue in 1995, which caused the position of Provincial Accountant to be vacant, Mrs. Corazon L. Doblado, Accountant IV, was designated as Officer-in-Charge until Mr. Wilfredo C. Saturno who has been in the office as Management and Audit Analyst IV since April, 1996 was appointed as the second Provincial Accountant on April 16, 1999.
The present workforce of the Provincial Accounting Office being led by Mr. Saturno is composed of twelve (12) permanent employees, seven (7) casual employees and nine (9) job-order personnel.
Duties and Functions
Section 474. Qualifications, Powers and Duties.
(a) No person shall be appointed accountant unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of the local government unit concerned, of good moral character, and a a certified public accountant. He must have acquired experience in the treasury or accounting service for at least five (5) years in the case of the provincial or city accountant, and three (3) years in the case of the municipal accountant.
The appointment of an accountant is mandatory for the provincial, city and municipal governments.
(b) The accountant shall take charge of both the accounting and internal audit services of the local government unit concerned and shall:
(1) Install and maintain an internal audit system in the local government unit concerned;
(2) Prepare and submit financial statements to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, and to the sanggunian concerned;
(3) Appraise the sanggunian and other local government officials on the financial condition and operations of the local government unit concerned;
(4) Certify to the availability of budgetary allotment to which expenditures and obligations may be properly charged;
(5) Review supporting documents before preparation of vouchers to determine completeness of requirements;
(6) Prepare statements of cash advances, liquidation, salaries, allowances, reimbursements and remittances pertaining to the local government unit;
(7) Prepare statements of journal vouchers and liquidation of the same and other adjustments related thereto;
(8) Post individual disbursements to the subsidiary ledger and index cards;
(9) Maintain individual ledgers for officials and employees of the local government unit pertaining to payrolls and deductions;
(10) Record and post in index cards details of purchased furniture, fixtures, and equipment, including disposal thereof, if any;
(11) Account for all issued requests for obligations and maintain and keep all records and reports related thereto;
(12) Prepare journals and the analysis of obligations and maintain and keep all records and reports related thereto; and
(13) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be provided by law or ordinance.
(c) The incumbent chief accountant in the office of the treasurer shall be given preference in the appointment to the position of accountant.
Provincial Accounting Office
Provincial Government of Aurora
G/F Capitol Building
Brgy. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora
(+63) 928 222 7488
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