We all live on this earth together and we can all play a role in protecting it, as small as the act may seem. Do you want to play your part? Are you a certified accountant with solid knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices including the FAA Act and are competent in working with associated computer applications? Are you a high quality performer who can communicate effectively and has excellent time management skills?
As an agency under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the primary function of The Forestry Department is to “Manage and conserve the forest ecosystems of Jamaica for the benefit of present and future generations.” We are currently seeking a Supervisor of Final Accounts & Reporting (Level 6).
Under the general direction of the Director, Finance & Accounts, the Supervisor, Final Accounts & Reporting is responsible for the preparation of the Accounts of the Agency, and for the timely submission of accurate and complete monthly and annual financial statements within generally accepted accounting practices and established organizational guidelines.
Reviews and recommends changes in procedures to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the systems and procedures in the Branch
Plans, schedules, reviews and approves the work of employees supervised
Attends meetings on behalf of the Finance & Accounts Branch and/or the Agency as directed
Keeps abreast of trends and changes in the accounting and finance areas and recommends their adoption/application where appropriate to increase the effectiveness and productivity of the Unit
Manages activities within established regulations
Prepares and submits reports as requested
Provides leadership to subordinates through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
Establishes targets and sets assignments in consultation with Director, Finance & Accounts
Supervises the performance and development of employees in the Unit through the preparation of performance appraisals and recommendation of training and development programmes
Recommends staff leave
Recommends disciplinary action within established guidelines
Manages the process for accurate capture of transactions for final accounts
Reviews system adequacy for the interface of manual and sub-systems transaction with computerized systems
Verifies and approves journal entries
Assesses activity changes in chart of accounts
Monitors and reconciles changes in Fixed Assets Value and depreciation charges
Monitors and reconciles changes in equity
Reconciles differences in trial balance
Generates Agency’s Financial Statements for review by the Director, Finance & Accounts
Generates analyses reports by cost centres for review by the Director, Finance & Accounts
Verifies and approved reconciliation statements for the Agency’s bank accounts
Assesses and monitor adequacy of internal control systems to effectively maintain financial transactions and reduce information risk
Compiles audit schedules to support the assertions of the Financial Statements
Provides information to internal and external auditors as requested
Participates in team efforts to achieve Unit, Branch and Agency goals
Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned
Sound knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices including the FAA Act
Working knowledge of relevant computer applications.
Excellent time management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Good analytical and problem solving skills.
First Degree in Accounting OR Finance
Diploma in Management Studies
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in related area
ACCA Level Two
Certificate in Supervisory Management
Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, September 22, 2017 to:
Director, Human Resource Management & Development,
173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8
We thank all persons who express an interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.