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Accounting Technician

Date Posted
11th February 2018
Reference
VAC-28193
Sector
Accounting & Finance
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are being invited to apply for the position of Accounting Technician.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general direction and supervision of the Director, Zonal Operations (Eastern), the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the procedures for the collections of public funds; the payment of public funds and recording financial transactions in accordance with the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act and Government policies and guidelines.

This will be achieved through the collating, checking and verifying of information received as well as maintaining financial records and producing related reports.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the receipt of proceeds from the sale of items within the zone;
  • Certifies generated receipts for the collection of public funds;
  • Certifies payment vouchers in accordance with FAA Act and other regulations;
  • Maintains all financial records of receipts and payments and journal entries etc;
  • Ensures all accounting records are appropriately filed for easy retrieval;
  • Certifies Cash book updates on a daily basis;
  • Manages the Petty Cash Imprest within agreed guidelines and requisite limit;
  • Coordinates the distribution of cheques;
  • Certifies overtime calculations;
  • Certifies revenue statements and remit monies to Head Office;
  • Certifies Proof of Imprest Statement and remit to Head Office;
  • Certifies Imprest Replenishment Submissions to Head Office:
  • Certifies Advance Clearance Submissions to Head Office
  • Maintains contract register;
  • Records and updates license register;
  • Monitors bank balances and resolves reconciling items on bank statements;
  • Certifies Pre & Post Bank Lodgements;
  • Coordinate Year End Closure procedures;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned;

Management and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Plans work activities and prepares schedules;
  • Participates in the planning, coordinating and management of the Division;
  • Keeps abreast of trends in financial accounting; 
  • Maintains effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant members are kept informed of objectives and initiatives;

Human Resource Responsibilities

  • Ensures that direct report/s conform to guidelines, standards and regulations;

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong knowledge of FAA Act and Government of Jamaica policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of Government Accounting systems;
  • Working knowledge of Budget preparation;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good analytical and organizing skills;
  • Good comparative data analysis skills;
  • Goal oriented;
  • Good interpretative skills;
  • Keen eye for detail;

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education and training equivalent to AAT Intermediate stage/ Certificate in Accounting from a recognized tertiary institution;
  • One (1) year related experience

OR

  • Diploma in Government Accounting – MIND
  • Two (2) years related experience;

OR

  • Successful completion of Levels I and II of the Certificate in Government Accounting – MIND
  •  Three (3) years related experience.
 
We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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