The Finance Department is run literally like other government institutions and it follows government accounting policies, procedures and guidelines. 

Legal Framework 
These aid decision making before processing payments:
- Public Finance Act
- Treasury Accounting instructions
- Pensions Act
- Standing orders
- Circular Standing instructions
- Commitment control system procedures /guidelines
- The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act 2003
- Approved budgets
- Approved project budgets /Terms

Role of the Finance Department 
- To ensure timely acquisition of funds for commission activities
- To ensure proper financial control of commission funds in line with the Public Finance Act and Financial Treasury accounting instructions
- Timely completion and submission of financial reports on periodical and annual basis
- Compilation /consolidation of directorate budgets
- Coordinate with ministry of finance and donors on financial matters
- Answering internal and external audit queries.