The Deputy Accountant General- Government Accounting and Reporting

Location
Kingston and St. Andrew
Posted
02 Mar 2018
Closes
09 Apr 2018
Job role
Accountant
Deputy Accountant General - Government Accounting and Reporting (FMG/PA 5) Job Purpose The Deputy Accountant General- Government Accounting and Reporting will ensure that the standard cash IPSAS is rolled out and in use by all MDAs, and that the necessary monitoring and training in its use and implementation is provided across Government. S/he will ensure that the accounts are prepared according to the set regulations, laws and guidelines and one format of reporting is done in accordance with cash IPSAS. S/he will ensure that the reports of the MDAs are presented in time and that the consolidated reports are presented to the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and other stakeholders on time. S/he will ensure that all non-revenue Government bank accounts are closed to the TSA and will issue authority for the opening and closing of accounts. S/he will ensure periodic inspection and monitoring of the books of the MDAs to ensure that revenues due to the Government are paid into the consolidated Fund on time. 1. Key Responsibilities and Tasks Presents statutory financial statements of the Government and any other statements of account required by the Minister of Finance or the Financial Secretary; Oversees the coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the Department including statutory reports laid out in the FAA Act; Manages Government Investments in shareholdings; Issues authorizations for opening and closing of Government bank accounts; Attends annual general and extra-ordinary general meetings  of companies in which the GoJ has shareholding, in  the absence of the Accountant General; Establishes and maintains systems for the routine  inspection of the books of accounts of MDAs to ensure compliance with revenue rules, regulations, and policies; Oversees Revenue Monitoring and accounting; Provides financial regulations and issuance of  Treasury Circulars to ensure that  there are adequate systems relevant to public financial management for the  general upkeep and maintenance of accounting systems; Formulates the Government accounting policies; Assists with the design, development, implementation and maintenance of Government's accounting standards, instructions, policies and procedures; Maintains the central financial accounts and manages and coordinates the staff to ensure timeliness and accuracy; Assists with the accounting for the Contingencies Fund; Development Fund; Consolidated Fund; Special Funds; Trust Funds; and Reserve Fund. Ensuring that all payments made are appropriately authorized and in line with the fund's stated purpose; Maintains Chart of Accounts to ensure International Financial Reporting Standards are met; Manages month-end and year-end close and reconciliations a. Qualification and Training A post graduate degree from a recognized institution in the disciplines of Accounting and/or   Financial Accounting or ; Chartered practicing Accountant and a member of a designated professional accounting body or equivalent; Desirable: Evidence of continuing professional development in Accountancy Essential Experience and Knowledge: At least 10 years  Post Qualification Experience in Accountancy At least 6 years' experience working at senior executive level in Accounting and/or Finance with at least 3 years in the public sector Experience in Chart of Accounts formulation and maintenance Thorough knowledge of fiscal accounting principles and techniques Sound knowledge in analysing financial performance of an organization Remuneration within the salary range $3,724,369 - $4,427,104 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post. Applications accompanied by resumes should be submitted no later than Friday March 9, 2018 via email to : Chief Personnel Officer (acting) Office of the Services Commissions (Central Government) 30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and that the successful applicant will be subject to security screening.

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