Job Information Final Accounts Officer (FMG/AT 2) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Ministry of Local Government and Community Development
Category Accounting
Posted 09-08-2022
Job Status
Start Publishing 09-08-2022
Stop Publishing 20-08-2022
Applications are invited for the following posts in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development: Final Accounts Officer (FMG/AT 2) (Not Vacant) Finance and Accounts Division, salary range $953,768-1,133,731 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Financial Accounts Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the proper and timely reconciliation of Bank Accounts. The incumbent is also responsible for the preparation and posting of Journal Vouchers.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensures that the Bank Statements and cashed cheques are collected promptly from the Bank;
  • Sorts cashed cheques by date and numerical sequence;
  • Ensures that cashed cheques are properly ticked off against the Bank Statements to determine accuracy or any discrepancies;
  • Ensures the Bank Statements are properly posted to the system;
  • Examines Reconciliation Summary and Details identifying and resolving any errors found until the reconciliation is balanced and ‘clean’ of any errors that can be adjusted immediately in the period;
  • Examines Bank Statement against Cash Book to verifies balances, receipts and lodgments;
  • Prepares Journal Vouchers for Bank Charges, Debit and Credit Advice, Salaries and all Heads of Accounts;
  • Post Journal Vouchers to Financial Management Information System (FINMAN) System in relation to expenditures paid by Accountant General’s Department on a monthly basis for utilities, statutory deductions, salaries and/or travelling allowance;
  • Examines Journal Vouchers to identify adjustments to Bank Statement and posts adjustment to the (FINMAN) System;
  • Checks receipts/bills and post Journal Vouchers for personal advances and clear advances expeditiously by liaising with Final Accounts Manager;
  • Reconciles bank accounts for Salaries, Projects and all Heads of Accounts;
  • Advices the Final Accounts Manager, where necessary, of adjustments to be made to the Bank Statements;
  • Submits completed Bank Reconciliation Statements to the Manager, Final Accounts;
  • Assigns Journal Voucher numbers according to the number sequence adopted; 3
  • Posts journals and check the correctness of posting;
  • Maintains Journal Voucher files;
  • Sorts cheques in numerical order and date and files same;
  • Posts Bank Statements.
  • Other such duties and responsibilities as may be determined from time to time.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good customer relation skills;
  • Sound integrity/ethics exercised in the performance of duties.
  • Good technical skills;
  • Excellent use of the relevant computer technology.
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • AAT Level 2;
  • ACCA-CAT Level B/Level 2;
  • NVQJ Level 2, Accounting;
  • Certificate in Accounting from an accredited University;
  • Completion of second year of the BSc. Degree in Accounting/Management Studies with Accounting or BBA Degree at an accredited University;
  • ASc. Degree in Business Studies/Business Administration/Management Studies;
  • ASc. Degree in Accounting from the Management for National Development (MIND); or
  • Certificate in Government Accounting Level 2.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Thursday, 18th August 2022 to:
Senior Director Human Resource Management and Development
Ministry of Local Government and Community Development
61 Hagley Park Road
Kingston 10
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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