Director, Standards and Policies (FMG/PA 3)

  • 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.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Management Studies with Accounting or BBA Degree from an accredited University or; ACCA Level 2 or; NVQJ Level 5, Accounting; or Asc. Degree in Accounting, MIND along with the Diploma in Government Accounting, MIND.
  • 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;

Required Competencies:

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Results Focus
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Emotional Intelligence