Job Information Assistant Commissioner, Compliance and Accountability (RMG/TA 8) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Executive Agency
Category Accounting
Posted 25-01-2023
Job Status
Start Publishing 25-01-2023
Stop Publishing 07-02-2023
Applications are invited to fill the following vacant posts in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MOFPS): Assistant Commissioner, Compliance and Accountability (RMG/TA 8), salary range $4,947,565 $6,653,925 per annum post.
Job Purpose
To conduct investigations/inspections of public offices including the implementation of project/programmes for the purpose of ensuring that public funds and assets are being expended and utilized in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act, the Public Bodies Management (PMBA) Act and the wishes of Parliament.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Conducts investigations and inspections either individually or as a member of a team;
  • Analyzes requests, complaints or allegations in relation to appropriate laws and regulations of the Government;
  • Collects information through questioning of principals and witnesses, taking statements, securing related documents and other materials as well as performing extensive record searches and analysis;
  • Receives and reviews the following reports:
    • The Auditor General’s reports and queries
    • The Internal Auditor’s reports and queries
    • Audit Committee’s reports and queries
    • All reports relating to any of the following;
    • Incidence of fraud and irregularities
    • Incidence of losses and defalcations
    • Incidence of financial indiscipline
    • Waste and extravagance
    • Overpayment of public funds
    • Unauthorized expenditures
    • Breaches of the FAA Act and other laws
    • Late presentations of Financial Statements and accounts
    • Expenditure in excess of sums approved by parliament
    • Inadequacies in the management of properties and absence of control over furniture, motor vehicle equipment and machinery
    • Improper management of stores and supplies
    • Carelessness and neglect in the preparation of accounting records and general absence or unreliability of control procedures.
  • Prepares clear, concise and comprehensive reports of investigations utilizing all pertinent field notes and other data;
  • Testifies on behalf of the Government in criminal, civil and administrative hearings;
  • Determines if value for money has been achievable by: Examining the Financial Management Act
  • Examining (MDAs) financial management and accounting for public money
  • Safeguarding and control over public property
  • Ensuring compliance with authority
  • Investigating waste and extravagance 
  • Examining the maintenance of inventories and other non-accounting records which are basic to the proper management of assets such as motor vehicles, equipment, lands and buildings
  • Determining whether or not there are appropriate procedures in place for measuring and reporting programme effectiveness
  • Determining whether or not officials issued with credit cards are authorized by the competent authorities and whether items/services purchased by the credit cards are in keeping with Government’s business or personal
  • Examining the pattern of credit cards purchases over time to determine evidence of waste/extravagance, if any.
  • Undertakes variance analysis of expenditure against Budget and against prior period(s) analyzing causes for variances;
  • Undertakes analysis of expenditure with a view to determine potential sources of cost savings and efficiencies;
  • Recommends how future budgets can reflect savings;
  • Examines methods of costing actual outputs compared with those estimated in the Corporate Plan;
  • Conducts all levels of investigations relating to Public Sector Capital Projects and joint ventures;
  • Advises of the capacity and capabilities of any Public Sector Entity or project in undertaking large outlay of public funds;
  • Examines project documents prepared by Project Managers;
  • Undertakes complex and sensitive investigations including fieldwork such as visiting worksites to observe progress on capital projects and discussing related issues;
  • Investigates cases which show actual expenditures exceed budgeted expenditures;
  • Determines reasons for variances as appropriate and makes recommendations for corrective actions in the case of poor project management;
  • Conduct Interim Evaluation of projects;
  • Provides key stakeholders with adequate information which seeks to counteract corruption, extravagance and waste of Government’s resources;
  • Provides technical data, financial information and any analysis of such financial information which may be used in the development of policy guidelines;
  • Identifies high risk integrity areas that has the potential for corruption, extravagance and waste of Government’s resources and alert managers and employees to potential pitfalls;
  • Collaborates closely with key stakeholders so as to improve the rate of compliance and accountability;
  • Provides advice to Government’s functionaries, Agencies, Companies and Statutory Bodies as well as holders of constitutionally established posts;
  • Assists the Head of the Branch in developing workload and staff assignment plans and making preparations for inspections and investigations to be conducted;
  • Reviews investigative evidence before submission to ensure that they adequately support investigative findings and are in compliance with investigative standards;
  • Maintains effective working relationship with internal and external stakeholders and ensures that the Branch provides a consistently high level of service to them.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Good knowledge of administrative and financial management functions, including internal fiscal control in order to review and analyze Financial Records and transactions
  • Expert knowledge of investigative policies, intelligence gathering and investigative techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Accounting principles and techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of judicial process and laws of evidence
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of management, administration, planning and resource utilization
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications
  • Good job knowledge
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Integrity and ethics
  • Initiative
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • B.Sc Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification;
  • Advanced specialist training in Tax Fraud Investigation, Intelligence Gathering and Analysis; 
  • Three (3) years related work experience.
Special Conditions Associated with the Job
  • Pressured working conditions with numerous critical deadlines;
  • Required to work abnormal working hours;
  • May be required to travel both locally and overseas on official work related business;
  • Frequent meetings.
Applications accompanied by Résumés should be submitted no later than Monday, 6th February, 2023 to:
Senior Director, Human Resource Management and Development
Ministry of Finance and Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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