Accounts Payable Officer (Fmg/At 2)

Accounts Payable Officer (Fmg/At 2)




Accounts Payable Officer (Fmg/At 2)

Details of the offer

WebsiteMinistry of Health & Wellness (MOH)
The Ministry of Health & Wellness is seeking suitably qualified candidates to apply for the following position:
Accounts Payable Officer (FMG/AT 2)(Vacant)

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Accounts Payable Officer, the Accounts Payable Officer ensures that payments are processed adequately to ensure their validity, propriety, authenticity and accuracy of claim.

Key Outputs
Payments processed;
Cheques prepared;
Advances cleared

Key Responsibilities
Technical/Professional Responsibilities
Checks claims, bills, contracts and invoices submitted for payment to ensure that adequate documentation and accurate information are provided;
Prepares appropriate payment vouchers with the financial code structures;
Maintains relevant registers – transport allowance cards;
Inputs data from payment vouchers into FMIS system as per financial code structure;
Receives two (2) copies of cheque issued statement from authorised officer along with the appropriate amount of cheques to be printed;
Ensures that all necessary steps are taken in accordance with FMIS operational procedure before and when loading the cheques in the printer;
Checks bills, receipts, and statements submitted for clearance of advances to ensure authenticity and accuracy;
Prepares appropriate journal vouchers for the clearance of the advances;
Assists in research to obtain information pertaining to audit or customers queries.
Performs duties of Relief Cashier.
Other Responsibilities
Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned by the Senior Accounts Payable Officer.

Performance Standards
Payments are processed within a specified time period;
Cheques are printed and ready for disbursement within stipulated time frame;
Advances cleared in accordance with set guidelines and within stipulated time frame.

Required Competencies
Good time management and organisational skills;
Good planning skills;
Good presentation, oral and written communication skills;
Good interpersonal skills;
Good Computer skills;
Keen eye for detail;
Sound personal and professional integrity;
Ability to cope well under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
Maintains a high level of productivity and self-direction;
Proven ability to be flexible and adapt to workplace changes.
Knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to government accounting;
Knowledge of the Financial Administration and Audit Act and other Government Financial Regulations;
Knowledge in operating GoJ Computerized Accounting System.
Computer literate with knowledge of Accounting, Word Processing and Spread Sheet Software.

Minimum Required Education and Experience
Certificate or Diploma in Accounting, Management or Business Administration from a recognised institution;
AAT Technician Stage
Certificate in Government Accounting Level 1 plus four (4) years related experience;
Satisfaction of the Proficiency criteria;
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Conditions Associated with Job
Required to work beyond normal working hours, whenever the need arises.

Working Conditions
Normal office conditions.

Source: Jamaicanmedium



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