Technical & training

Ducharme Article 2016 – mSCOA Transition

November 15, 2016


With all municipalities and municipal entities having to implement the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) by 1 July 2017, the new classification framework brings along many additional compliance and business transformation requirements. Please find herewith a brief overview of some of the practical considerations impacted by the 9 mSCOA workstreams:

  1. mSCOA steering committee (governance) / mSCOA project plan & risk registers
  2. IT infrastructure and network (mSCOA circulars)
  3. Verification of current vote structure to mSCOA vote structure & prepare an annual budget on the structure / mSCOA audit trail & data transition audit logs
  4. Data cleansing
  5. HR & payroll (change management / update policies on-demand management / logistics management)
  6. Planning (IDP, Budget, SDBIP, Performance Management /mSCOA Vote & mSCOA Budget Structures;
  7. Core system and additional systems;
  8. Real estate, land use and grant management; and
  9. Document management
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