ACCOUNTING CLERK 1 – Level 2 & ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN- Level 4

The Forestry Department is an Executive Agency mandated to effectively manage the country’s forest resources while serving the interests of our various publics. Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are being invited to apply for the following positions:

ACCOUNTING CLERK 1 – Level 2

Salary Range: $545,385.00 - $669,371.00 per annum

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general direction and supervision of the Accounting Technician, the incumbent is responsible for checking and verifying transactions for the collection of public funds; the payment of public funds and the recording of financial transactions in accordance with the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act and Government policies and guidelines.

This will be achieved through the maintenance of related registers and verification of information on financial activities within the Division.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Prepare official receipts for the collection of public funds;
  • Prepare vouchers for the payment of public funds;
  • Prepare Revenue Statements and remit monies to Head Office;
  • Assists in the disbursement of cheques;
  • Prepare  Bank Reconciliation Statements;
  • Prepare bank lodgements/deposits;
  • Update Cash Book  on a daily basis;
  • Prepare Petty Cash Replenishment Submissions to Head Offices within agreed guidelines and requisite limit;
  • Prepare wages and overtime calculations;
  • Prepare Proof of Imprest Statements for remittance to Head Office
  • Prepare Imprest Replenishment Submissions to Head Office
  • Prepare Advance Clearance Submissions to Head Office
  • Petty Cash Custodian
  • Performs other related duties as assigned;

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ensures appropriate levels of stationery;
  • Assists with the planning of work activities and preparation of schedules;
  • Maintains effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant members are kept informed of objectives and initiatives;

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong knowledge of FAA Act and Government of Jamaica policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of Government Accounting systems;
  • 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

  • GCE O’Level or CXC passes in a minimum of four (4) subjects including Mathematics or Accounts, and English;
  • One (1) year related experience

 

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN – LEVEL 4

Basic Salary Range:  $979,093.00 - $1,211,507.00 per annum

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.
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Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, February 23, 2018 to:

Director, Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Fax: 924-2626

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com

We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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