Salary – $4,594,306 p.a

Job Purpose

  • The Director – Standards and Policies will clarify accounting standards to be used by the Treasury, MOFPS and other MDAs (IPSAS Cash) and support the training of staff of AGD and MDAs in their application; The incumbent will ensure that the standard cash IPSAS is rolled out and in use by all MDAs; that the necessary monitoring and training in its use is provided; it is implemented across Government to ensure compliance with accounting and reporting standards which allow for a true and fair presentation and full disclosure of the financial affairs of the Government; and that the accounts are prepared according to the set regulations, laws, standards and guidelines.

Primary Duties:

  • Oversees the design/amendment, and the management of the implementation and maintenance of, IPSAS compliant Government’s accounting standards, instructions, policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the maintenance of the Chart of Accounts to ensure international financial reporting standards are met;
  • Maintains relations between the Treasury and other Government departments in accordance with defined procedures;
  • Ensures the provision of financial regulations and issuance of Circulars so that there are adequate systems relevant to public financial management for the general maintenance of accounting systems.
  • Establishes internal control processes required to manage and grow the unit
  • Provides leadership and guidance through effective planning, delegation, communication, training, mentoring, coaching and disciplinary action
  • Participates in the recruitment of staff for the Division
  • Recommends transfer, promotion, termination and leave in accordance with established Human; Resource Policies and Procedures

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting/Management Studies with Accounting or BBA Degree from an accredited University or; Post-Graduate Degree in Accounting/Financial Accounting or; Practicing Chartered Accountant and a Member of a designated professional accounting Body or; ACCA Level 2 or 3.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Accounting;
  • At least 5 years of experience working at the management level in Accounting or Finance, with at least 2 years in the public sector;
  • Experience in budget management and Chart of Accounts formulation and maintenance;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Accounting practices and applications;
  • Sound knowledge in analyzing financial performance of an organization;
  • Sound knowledge of how financial markets operate;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in all areas of financial management;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of investment strategies;
  • Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);
  • Knowledge and experience in developing financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans;

Required Competencies:

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Results Focus
  • Integrity
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Performance Management
  • Emotional Intelligence

Applications accompanied by resumes should be submitted no later than February 5, 2024, & addressed to:

Director Human Resource Management & Development

Accountant General’s Department

21 Dominica Drive

Kingston 5