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Project Details

Project Name:

Strengthening Management Information Systems Phase 2 Project, of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Country:

Kiribati
Project Location within Country:

Tarawa
Professional Staff Provided By Your Company:
No of Staff:


9
Name of Client:

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
No of Man-Months:

96
Start Date:

January 2002
Completion Date:

December 2004
Approx Value of Services:

Name of Associated Firm(s) If Any:

None
No of Man-Months of Professional Staff Provided by Associated Firm(s):

Nil
Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved and Functions Performed:

Vas Banschikov - Team Leader/BPR/Systems Accountant
Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

The objective of the Strengthening Management Information Systems (SMIS) Project Phase 2 is to improve fiscal discipline (financial management and budget discipline) throughout the Government of Kiribati. The project required assistance in the further development of systems provided under Phase 1 and develop new systems for use in Line Ministries. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning co-ordinated the activities with detailed inputs at the Line Ministries. The activities of SMIS Phase 2 included the review of current arrangements relating to accountancy Cadre, provide new software in Line Ministries and train staff to more effectively utilize the software and computer and networking equipment installed under SMIS Phase 1 and implement recording, reporting and reconciliation of Telegraphic Transfers between Islands that have not been reconciled for 6-7 years.
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Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Company:

The following specialists: Budget Specialist, Systems Specialist (4), Institutional Development Specialists (2) and BPR/Systems Accountant Specialist. Together with counter-part staff, the team improved financial management in the area of creditors, debtors, commitment management and an out-puts based budgeting systems The Project was completed over three budget cycles on-site and three years off-site support to allow the local staff to be fully trained and take over and continue improving the improved systems. Developed and implemented www General Ledger Reporting and made available to all Line Ministries, for Budget preparation and reporting implemented Terminal Server facilities. Adopted an Accounting Module for recording and reconciliation of Telegraphic Transfers and Imprest (Advance Payments) Accounts. Developed and implemented Purchase Order facility for Line Ministries to order on the system to record all commitments so as to more accurately monitor actual expenses versus budget and implemented supplier payments systems using P/Vís (Payment Vouchers).


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