The directorate provides resource management services to technical and other supporting directorates of the Authority. The directorate is made up of Finance department, administration and Human resources management. The directorate is headed by the Director of Finance and Administration and some of the major functions include;
- Development of internal financial controls systems
- Developing and maintaining the accounting system of the Authority
- Preparation of financial statements and handling audit assignment
- Budgeting and budgetary control
- Advising management and the Board on all financial issues
- Recruitment and selection of new members of staff
- Training and development of staff
- Induction and placement of members of staff
- Staff welfare issues
- Fleet management
- Estate management
The department is there to manage the financial resources of the Authority by ensuring both timely collection from the operators but also payments to suppliers. The department has the responsibility to invest surplus resources of the Authority that is after remitting what is due to Government in form of dividends.
The department is also responsible for the production of financial statements and ensuring that they are audited in good time. The requirement is that the audited accounts should be presented to the Auditor General for approval before submitting to Government four months after the year end.
The department is responsible for the custody of all resources and assets owned by MACRA. The department is responsible for safeguarding MACRA assets, ensuring that all assets are well maintained, adequately insured and properly recorded.
MACRA operates in two different offices. MACRA house, situated at Ginnery corner in Blantyre, is the head office housing all directorates. Green Heritage House, located at area 13 in the Capital City Lilongwe, houses MACRA’s only branch.
Human Resources Department.
Every regulator requires adequate and skilled human resources who can always adapt to an ever changing ICT sector. The Human resources department is responsible for coordinating the recruitment, development and maintenance of human resources capacity at MACRA.
The staff establishment for MACRA has been increasing tremendously over the years with a good gender balance. Training has been identified as one of the strategic issues for MACRA. Since 2009, various members of staff have been sent for Bachelors and Masters degree programmes within and outside of the country.