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Agro-investment Corporation
Accounting Consultant
Category: Accounting

Job Summary
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the
Accounting Consultant is responsible for the independent analysis and
review of all expenditure incurred against budgeted provisions, the
timely submission of accurate and complete monthly, quarterly and
annual financial statements to the CFO, other decision-makers and
stakeholders. The incumbent is also responsible for all monitoring,
compliance and risk assessment activities within the Finance &
Accounts Department, ensuring that the objectives are achieved.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Ensure the adherence to the accounting and financial procedures
of the Government of Jamaica in respect of financial reporting
Develop and implement operational procedures to improve
efficiency and effectiveness
Monitoring of under and over expenditure in the different
Sub-programmes and Sub Subprogrammes and alerting Heads
of Departments to take corrective actions to regularize same
Investigate the creation and proper clearing out of any Suspense
Prepare Ratio Analysis and research of industry standards to ensure
Assist with proper cash management systems and the investment
of any cash surplus
Follow up with resolution of the issues identified in the
Management Letters from the External Auditors
Follow up with resolution of issues identified by the Internal Audit
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual accounts and submit a
Work Plan to clear any accounting arrear (s)
Monitor variances between budgeted and actual performance
Review operating expenditure and revenue budgets constantly to
analyze trends affecting budget needs
Ensure that accounting records and other data are compiled and
analyzed to determine the financial resources required to
implement particular programmes
Review availability of funding and approve budget revision requests
for funding
Review and advise the Chief Executive Officer through the CFO
on the financial viability/cost-benefit, and the relative ranking of
operational and capital requests and special project/programme
proposals for funding
Perform any other duties assigned from time to time
Required Core Skills/Competencies
Excellent analytical and judgement skills
Excellent oral/written communication skills
Good interpersonal and influencing skills
Ability to supervise and train employees
Excellent planning and organizing skills
Technical Skills
Excellent knowledge of the stipulations of the FAA and PBMA Acts.
Excellent knowledge of Government Accounting
Excellent knowledge of the IAS, IFRS and other Accounting
standards and GAAPs
Knowledge of Corporate Governance Framework
Good working knowledge of ACCPAC and Quick Books Accounting
software would be an asset
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
MSc Degree in Accounting or Management Studies with Accounting
Major or any equivalent relevant qualification from a recognized
tertiary institution
Five (5) years post qualification experience in Accounting
ACCA Level 3 Certification or any equivalent accounting/
management professional qualification plus at least five (5) years
post qualification experience in Accounting

Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017

Contact Information
Name: Snr. Director, HRM & Development
Address: Agro-Investment Corporation
188 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11

Ad Post Date: 2017-11-27



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