Budget and Commitment Control Officer (FMG/PA 1) (VACANT) – Corporate and Liaison Services Division

Budget and Commitment Control Officer (FMG/PA 1) (VACANT) – Corporate and Liaison Services Division

Salary Range: $1,341,866 – $1,789,576 per annum and any allowances attached to the post    

 

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general supervision of the Manager, Finance and Accounts, the incumbent is responsible for the management, implementation and monitoring of the Commitment Planning and Control mechanisms ensuring that expenditures are within the limits of the approved budget and warrant allocation in respect of the Ministry. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Assists with the preparation of the Ministry’s annual and supplementary budgets;
  • Assists the Manager, Finance and Accounts with apportioning the approved budget to reflect the categories of inescapable, priority and other commitments for the relevant financial year;
  • Ensures that the budget is reviewed from time to time and adjusted to reflect changing patterns in the levels of funds released through the warrant and bank accounts;
  • Ensures that direct details of the monthly warrant allocation are posted to the commitment control registers by Head, Function, Programme and Project Activity and Category;
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of the Commitment Control Register for the Ministry’s Recurrent, Capital A & B heads by ensuring that warrant allocations and commitments are posted correctly and promptly;
  • Analyses commitment requisitions from Directors and determine the appropriateness of expenditure, the accuracy of charges and the availability of funds;
  • Advises the Manager, Finance and Accounts of signals indicating imminent excesses on voted provisions and make recommendations for adjustments;
  • Assists in preparing ‘Estimates of Expenditure’ report for the Ministry and its Agencies and Departments;
  • Prepares Cash Management reports to facilitate reviews for each head of estimates on a project/activity level. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Sound knowledge of the general operations of the machinery of  the Government of Jamaica
  • Sound knowledge of the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act
  • Knowledge of public sector budget preparation and administration procedures
  • Sound knowledge of GOJ administration, financial accounting
  • Knowledge of the FINMAN system
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems
  • Customer and quality focus
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Good problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to perform in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills with sound integrity
  • Ability to effectively manage external relationships

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Management Studies with Accounting from a recognised tertiary institution with at least two (2) years’ experience in government accounting; OR; 
  • ACCA-CAT Level 3 OR AAT Level 3 OR ACCA Level 1 with at least two (2) years’ experience in government accounting; OR; 
  • Diploma in Accounting from a recognised University e.g. UTECH
  • ASc. – Accounting, MIND with at least three (3) years’ experience in government accounting; OR
  • Completion of revised Government Accounting Course from MIND, with at least five (5) years’ experience in government accounting.

 

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, May 22, 2020 to:

Director, Human Resource Management and Development

Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport

4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

 

 

We thank all applicants for their expressions of interest, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

MCGES

We place people at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that culture is the great equaliser and transformer that makes ordinary men and women great.

We believe that gender equality is essential in a modern society.

We believe that an entertained person is a happy person and happy persons make happy societies.

We believe that physical activity enhances lives and sport is the medicine that heals and corrects.

Olivia Grange

Contacts

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  +876.978.7654
  4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

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