Job Information Senior Accounts Payable Officer (FMG/PA 1) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email communications@osc.gov.jm
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Executive Agency
Category Accounting
Posted 03-12-2022
Job Status
Start Publishing 03-12-2022
Stop Publishing 16-12-2022
Description
Applications are invited for the following post in the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine: Senior Accounts Payable Officer (FMG/PA 1) – (Not Vacant), salary range $2,735,387 – $3,678,791 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
 
Job Purpose
 
Reporting to the Manager, Accounts Payable and Payroll the incumbent is to ensure that all suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in compliance with the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act, and the Public Procurement Act and Regulations.
 
Key Responsibilities
Professional/Technical:
  • Conducts periodic checks of Registers (Rental/Leases and Payments);
  • Checks and certifies all Payment Vouchers;
  • Certifies vouchers in respect of cheques, cash and electronic payments;
  • Monitors commitment schedules (new commitment and purchase orders);
  • Prepares Monthly Accounts Payable Report;
  • Supervises the Accounts Payable Officers;
  • Prepare and submits weekly report to the Manager, Payable and Payroll;
  • Re-verifies supporting documents for payments to ensure accuracy and completeness;
  • Verifies and signs all prepared Tax Certificates for all withholding taxes;
  • Maintains an efficient Filing System for all financial documents;
  • Resolves issues that may arise with suppliers amicably;
  • Certifies invoices and ensuring that goods and services are satisfactorily rendered;
  • Prepares ad-hoc reports on request;
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Human Resource:
  • Conducts performance evaluation reviews for supervisee;
  • Assists in the preparation of the Supervisee’s Work Plans;
  • Assists in the preparation of the Corporate/Operational Plan;
  • Mentoring of staff towards achieving job fulfilment and general staff development;
  • Provides ongoing feedback to staff on their performance;
  • Assists with orientation and training of new staff.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Sound knowledge of accounting techniques, principles and practices
  • Knowledge of Government Accounting and Financial Management Electronic System
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Financial Administration and Audit Act
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of computer applications (Microsoft Excel)
  • Good knowledge in operating computerized accounting systems (preferably FINMAN)
  • Sound knowledge of the Government accounting standard and procedures
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent teamwork and co-operation
  • Good judgment skills
  • Good planning and organizing skills
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • AAT Level 3;
  • ACCA-CAT Level C/Level 3;
  • ACCA Level 1;
  • NVQJ Level 4, Accounting;
  • Diploma in Accounting from an accredited University or Community College;
  • ASc. Degree in Business Studies/Management Studies/Business Administration from an accredited tertiary Institution;
  • ASC. Degree in Accounting, MIND;
  • Diploma in Government Accounting, MIND, Government Accounting levels 1, 2, & 3; or
  • BSc. Degree in Accounting/Management Studies with Accounting or BBA Degree from an accredited University. 
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Thursday, 15th December, 2022 to:
Director
Human Resource and Welfare Management (Acting)
Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine
2½ Hope Boulevard
Kingston 6
 
 
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 
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