Deputy Auditor-General, Educational Institutions Department


Mr. George Swanzy Winful is the Deputy Auditor-General (DAG) in charge of the Educational Institutions Department. He had also served as DAG for the Central Government Audit Department and Performance and Special Audit Department. He joined the Audit Service in 1990 and held various positions in the Service, notably Assistant Auditor-General for Public Accounts, Personal Assistant to the Auditor-General and Director of Finance. He played a pioneering role in the creation of the Performance Audit Department in the early 2000’s. Between 2010 and 2014, he was the focal person for the Audit Service during the implementation of Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS).Mr. Winful is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICA Ghana). He also holds Masters in Business Administration, Public Finance.

Mr. Winful has rich international exposure, having participated in a number of international conferences and workshops.  Between 2000 and 2003 he was a Regional Trainer and a member of the AFROSAI-E Technical Working Group in Performance Auditing. He also led a team to carry out the maiden audit of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November 2012. Currently, Mr.Winful is a Technical Working Group member for the United Nations Panel of External Auditors. He has undertaken numerous other special assignments including the review of the Financial Administration Regulations (Legislative Instrument1802 of 2004). In 2010, he chaired the Technical Committee which reviewed the draft Accounting Manuals for Ministries Departments and Agencies as well as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.  He currently serves as a member of IPSAS Planning Working Group in Ghana.

Mr. Winful enjoys cycling, table tennis and reading.