Accountant, Checking

Contract Type
Accounting & Finance
Date Posted
Expiry Date
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Accountant, Checking (Level 4) in the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).

Job Purpose

The incumbent will check payment vouchers and ensure they are prepared in accordance with the Financial Administration and Audit Act (FAA) and upload payment information for funds to be transferred to payees’ accounts via the Central Treasury Management System (CTMS).


Key Responsibilities


  • Checks Payment Vouchers to ensure they are accurately prepared and payments are charged to  the appropriate  objects and activities;
  • Verifies amounts stated on Payment Voucher with source documents such as Contract, Petty Cash Voucher, Taxi, Supper and Refreshment Voucher, Morning Allowance Voucher and other Payment Vouchers and signs;
  • Checks all utility bills for accuracy and certifies for payment;
  • Ensures payments are being made to the correct payees;
  • Uploads cheques from the Financial Management System (FinMan) for printing from the Imprest Account;
  • Checks and validates entries in payment registers;
  • Resolves queries, updates and maintains the Query Log Register;
  • Performs any other related duties assigned by the Senior Accountant, Payments


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of the Financial Administration and Audit Act (FAA) and Ministry of Finance and the Public Service’s circulars and guidelines
  • Working knowledge of the functions and operations of the Department
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and the relevant applications
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and team skills
  • Ability to pay keen attention to details


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Associate Degree in Accounts or Business Administration or professional equivalent qualification;
  • Diploma  in Government Accounting;
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a related area.


Salary range $1,572,099 – $1,933,484 per annum and any applicable allowance(s)


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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