The Finance Section established the financial infrastructure for the Court. It was responsible for developing its infrastructure to ensure compliance with the financial regulations and rules adopted by the Court which were partially based on those of the United Nations.
During the first year of the Court’s work, the Section established an accounting system, a payroll, accounts, claims, and cashiering unit and the negotiation of the secured and insured monthly supply of cash to meet payroll and cash management needs. At the end of each month, the Finance Section produced the Special Court’s financial statements with all required materials for submission to the Management Committee, the Controller of the United Nations, the Registrar, and all account holders.
In addition, the Finance Section embarked on capacity building for the Sierra Leonean staff. Sierra Leonean staff were recruited and trained to work in various capacities across the Section.