Mission Accounts Officer (FMG/AT 1) Accounting & Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

 Job Purpose


Reporting to the Supervisor, Mission Accounts, the Mission Accounts Officer is responsible for checking, verifying and reconciling Accounts submitted by Overseas Missions assigned with Headquarters  Accounts  in  accordance  with  the  FAA  Act  and  other  relevant  Financial instructions.



Key Responsibilities


     Examines  monthly  submissions  to  ensure  that  all  relevant  documents  have  been submitted for each Mission assigned;

     Examines payment vouchers submitted by Missions assigned to ensure expenditure is in accordance with the relevant statutes and Financial Regulations;

     Confirms accuracy of coded payments and receipt schedule for the Missions assigned, as applicable;

     Examines official receipts submitted by Missions assigned to ensure that all receipts are completed in accordance with the relevant Financial Regulations and checks duplicate

copies and duly cancelled receipts submitted against the relevant receipts schedule;

         Checks  Bank  Statements  submitted  by  Missions  assigned  against  relevant  Journal

Vouchers to ensure that all transactions are correctly processed;

         Checks and verifies Journal Summary;

     Checks adjustment vouchers submitted by Missions assigned to ensure correctness for non-bank transaction;

         Posts verified expenditure figures to calculation sheets and Appropriation Statements for

Missions assigned;

         Performs any other related duties assigned.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


         Familiarity with the mandate and role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

         Sound knowledge of the FAA Act and the Staff Orders

         Comprehensive knowledge of Government Accounting principles and practices

     Ability to maintain Standard Accounting Records and to prepare Statements of accounts status

         Good interpersonal and customer service skills

         Ability to work in teams

         Good oral and written communication skills

         Good organizing skills

         Working knowledge of relevant computer applications



Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


         AAT Level 1, or;

         ACCA-CAT Level 1, or;

         Certificate in Public Administration, UWI, or;

         Certificate in Management Studies, UWI, or;

         Diploma in Business Administration from a Community College, or;

         Certificate in Accounting from a recognized University, or;

         Certificate in Government Accounting ie. Level 1 - Modules 1-5, or;

         Completion of first year in Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Management Studies or

BBA at a recognized University, or;

         Completion of the first year of Associate of Science Degree in Accounting at MIND.

Applications  accompanied  by  résumés  shoul be  submitted   no  late tha Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 to:


Senior Director

Human Resource Management and Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

21 Dominica Drive

Kingston 5


E-mail hrmassistant@mfaft.gov.jm


7 Days Left to Apply

Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Public Sector

  • Category: Accounting & Finance

  • Posted On: Jul 12, 2019

  • Deadline: Jul 24, 2019

Salary Grade: FMG/AT 1

Starting Salary (Gross/yr) $759,726.87 JMD

Max Salary (Gross/yr) $903,076.17 JMD

Primary Industry:Accounting & Finance

Secondary Industry: Accounting & Finance