Guidance

Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury

List of Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury up to Autumn 2017.

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Each organisation in central government must have an Accounting Officer, which is usually the senior official in the organisation.

Accounting Officers must be able to assure Parliament and the public of high standards of probity in the management of public funds.

The Treasury maintains policy oversight throughout. Departments and organisations should notify the Treasury Officer of Accounts, in advance, of any changes to Accounting Officer designations. There should be no gap between one Accounting Officer leaving and another being appointed.

Please contact Emma Impey with any questions on Accounting Officer appointments, or call 0207 270 4756.

Further information

For advice on audit, risk assurance and fraud, read:

Published 15 July 2013
Last updated 9 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated with revised PDF for 'Accounting Officer appointment – Standard template'.
  2. Updated with revised version of 'Accounting Officer appointment – Trading Fund template'.
  3. Updated with 'Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury – Summer 2018'.
  4. Updated with the list of accounting officers appointed by HM Treasury up to autumn 2017 and updated templates.
  5. List of Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury updated to summer 2017.
  6. Updated: Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury: Summer 2016
  7. New list of accounting officers added
  8. list of accounting officers updated to April 2015
  9. updated list for October 2014
  10. updated list of Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury until July 2014
  11. Updated Accounting Officers list
  12. First published.