Budget and Commitment Control Officer (FMG/PA 1) – Corporate and Liaison Services Division

Organisation
Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport
Reference
VAC-30834
Contract Type
Not Vacant
Industries
Accounting & Finance, Government & Public Sector
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
04/02/2019
Expiry Date
22/02/2019
The incumbent is responsible for the management, implementation and monitoring of the Commitment Planning and Control mechanisms ensuring that expenditures are within the limits of the approved budget and warrant allocation in respect of the Ministry
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Assists with the preparation of the Ministry’s annual and supplementary budgets;
  • Assists the Manager, Finance and Accounts with apportioning the approved budget to reflect the categories of inescapable, priority and other commitments for the relevant financial year;
  • Ensures that the budget is reviewed from time to time and adjusted to reflect changing patterns in the levels of funds released through the warrant and bank accounts;
  • Ensures that direct details of the monthly warrant allocation are posted to the commitment control registers by Head, Function, Programme and Project Activity and Category;
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of the Commitment Control Register for the Ministry’s Recurrent, Capital A & B heads by ensuring that warrant allocations and commitments are posted correctly and promptly;
  • Analyses commitment requisitions from Directors and determine the appropriateness of expenditure, the accuracy of charges and the availability of funds;
  • Advises the Manager, Finance and Accounts of signals indicating imminent excesses on voted provisions and make recommendations for adjustments;
  • Assists in preparing ‘Estimates of Expenditure’ report for the Ministry and its Agencies and Departments;
  • Prepares Cash Management reports to facilitate reviews for each head of estimates on a project/activity level. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Sound knowledge of the general operations of the machinery of the Government of Jamaica;
  • Sound knowledge of the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act;
  • Knowledge of public sector budget preparation and administration procedures;
  • Sound knowledge of GOJ administration, financial accounting;
  • Knowledge of the FINMAN system;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems;
  • Customer and quality focus;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Good problem solving and decision making;
  • Ability to perform in a team;
  • Good interpersonal skills with sound integrity;
  • Ability to effectively manage external relationships.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Management Studies with Accounting from a recognized tertiary institution with at least two (2) years’ experience in government accounting; OR;
  • ACCA-CAT Level 3 OR AAT Level 3 OR ACCA Level 1 with at least two (2) years’ experience in government accounting; OR;
  • Diploma in Accounting from a recognized University e.g. UTECH;
  • – Accounting, MIND with at least three (3) years’ experience in government accounting; OR
  • Completion of revised Government Accounting Course from MIND, with at least five (5) years’ experience in government accounting. 

 

Salary Range: $1,228,815 - $1,638,806 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post
 

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