Financial/Cash Analyst (FMG/PA 2)

Reference
VAC-32520
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Accounting & Finance
Location
Kingston
Salary
Salary Negotiable
Date Posted
11/09/2019
Expiry Date
27/09/2019
Reporting to the Assistant Accountant General, Cash Management, the Financial/Cash Analyst is responsible for cash flow forecasting and reporting.

 

The incumbent consolidates cash flow data, and generates reports to support effective cash management, including cash projections, and monitoring and management of cash balances. The incumbent supports the cash reconciliation and reporting functions of the Unit in compliance with the relevant policies and regulations. 

 

Key Responsibilities 

Technical: 

  • Monitors GoJ’s daily cash position to avoid shortage of cash resources; 
  • Prepares, manages and reports on Cash Plans and Cash Flow Tables; 
  • Incorporates Public Debt Maturities and Treasury Payments into Cash Plan Tables; 
  • Monitors Government bank accounts and work on consolidating the balance in the Cash Plan; 
  • Prepares daily, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statistical tables related to Public Financial Management (PFM); 
  • Prepares monthly revenue and expenditure forecasts at the beginning of each year based on the approved Budget; 
  • Co-ordinates with Expenditure Heads in MDAs to identify variance between projected and actual expenditure; 
  • Co-ordinates internally and externally with Principal Receivers of Revenue (PRRs) to identify variances between projected and actual funding; 
  • Prepares monthly comparative tables between the actual and the projected figures; 
  • Analyzes forecasts against actuals weekly and monthly; 
  • Analyzes disaggregate line items and produces report against forecasts and actuals on a monthly basis; 
  • Investigates any over large variances; 
  • Liaises closely with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MOFP) (PEX) to synchronize revenue inflows and expenditure; 
  • Prepares monthly comparative tables between forecasts and realized revenues/expenditure; 
  • Collects, analyzes and documents quantifiable market intelligence from business functions and other sources and incorporates it into the baseline forecast model to create the total revenue plan; 
  • Measures key performance indicators to track and evaluate forecasts made, to assist in assessing the effectiveness of the revenue planning and forecasting function and to work towards continuous improvement; 
  • Establishes and maintains constructive and co-operative working relationships with all stakeholders; 
  • Performs any other related duty that may be assigned from time to time. 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies 

  • In-depth knowledge of financial statements and financial statement analysis, including the ability to analyze cash flow and the impact on the financial statements 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting practices and applications 
  • Sound knowledge of analyzing the financial performance of an organization 
  • Working knowledge of Public Treasury operations 
  • Sound knowledge of how financial markets operate 
  • Knowledge of International Public Service Accounting Standards (IPSAS) 
  • Knowledge of Government Accounting 
  • General knowledge of FAA Act, GAAP and other reporting requirements for investments and other financial instruments 

 

Desirable: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial data analysis strategies 
  • Knowledge of banking operations 
  • Treasury software expertise 
  • Analytical Thinking, Decision Making, and Problem Solving Skills: The capacity to analyze problems promptly, choose between alternatives and effect meaningful solutions 
  • Strategic Planning: The ability to develop effective plans in keeping with the Department’s objectives, including to effectively review policy issues, determine priorities and set medium and long term goals 
  • Performance Management: The ability to align resources, systems, standards and activities to effectively, efficiently and consistently meet the goals and strategic objectives of the Department 
  • Strategic Vision: The ability to develop a clear vision of the desired future state of the Department, demonstrate awareness of and or anticipate changing environmental trends, industry opportunities and threats/risks 
  • Collaboration and Team Work: The ability to be a collaborative business leader and an inspiring professional who shows a genuine intention to participate and work co- operatively with others in pursuit of team goals 
  • Leadership and Team Building Skills: The ability to provide vision, direction, allocate responsibilities, delegate and motivate staff in one’s team, to include leading by example 
  • Change Management: The ability to maintain effectiveness in a changing environment and the willingness to respond quickly and positively to change and manage their concerns 
  • Customer and Quality Focus: The ability to continuously ensure high standards of quality and service delivery to meet customers’ expectations 
  • Emotional Intelligence: Possession of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social skills – The ability to display behaviours appropriate to the AGD’s business and social environment 
  • Integrity: The ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethical standards, observe the codes of conduct for employees and codes of professional practice and show consistency between established values and behaviours, in order to build trust and credibility 
  • Interpersonal Skills: The ability to display sensitivity towards others, interact collaboratively with colleagues and to build long term internal and external relationships and gain support to achieve desired objectives 
  • Managing the Client Interface: Ability to work effectively with others, both internal and external to the Department, to deliver acceptable, customer-oriented and high quality service 
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills: The ability to communicate proficiently orally, in writing and in one-on-one, face-to-face, with excellent public speaking skills 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure 

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting /Management Studies with Accounting or BBA from a recognized University; or; ACCA Level 2; or related; 
  • Four (4) years’ experience in a related financial management role; 
  • Two (2) years’ experience working at senior management level in Accounting and/or Finance, preferably in financial services in a similar capacity; 
  • Public Sector experience; 
  • Strong cash management experience; 
  • Extensive experience in preparing cash forecasts and cash flow analyses; 
  • Experience in building complex financial models to evaluate various financial plans; 
  • Special consideration to be given to individuals with an Associate of Science Degree in Accounting, MIND, along with Diploma in Government Accounting, MIND and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting. 

 

Special Condition Associated with the Job 

  • • Will be required to travel locally and internationally (up to 40%); 
  • • Pressured working conditions with numerous critical deadlines. 

 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

 

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