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The Financial Officer will report directly to the Financial Specialist.

7.0 EVALUATION

The Financial Officer will be required to complete an annual evaluation, which shall be conducted at the

end of each contract anniversary year. The evaluation will seek to establish the performance of the Financial

Officer over the period of the entire contract period and the recommendation for gratuity payment.

8.0 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Reporting Relationships: The consultant will report to the Financial Specialist.

All deliverables and/or reports will be reviewed and approved by the

Financial Specialist.

Nature of the Assignment: The assignment is on purely contractual basis. The tenure will be co-

terminus with the project duration. The contract will be for two (2) years in

the first instance, and extended based on satisfactory performance.

Level of effort: Full time level of effort of twenty-four (24) consecutive months, with full

days Monday through Friday, operating normally within a professional

office environment. Some weekend or evening hours may be necessary. This

role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones,

photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Duration of contract: Twenty-Four (24) months (subject to renewal)

Location: Kingston, Jamaica | Travel may be required to other Government entities

within and outside the Kingston Metropolitan Area.

Type of Consultancy: Individual

Type of contract: Lump-sum payments based on scheduled deliverables

Financing Agreements: Consultancy payments will be made through the Office of the Prime

Minister.

9.0 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

The incumbent must meet the minimum required qualifications as detailed below or based on equivalency.

Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would

provide the required knowledge and abilities.

9.1 EDUCATION

 First Degree in Accounting/Management Studies with Accounting or BBA from a recognized

University. (Post-graduate training in Accounting is an asset) or;

ACCA Level 2 or 3 or; Associate of Science Degree in Accounting, from an accredited institution,

along with the Diploma in Government Accounting from an accredited institution;

 Must have good knowledge of procurement policies and procedures of multi‐lateral financial

institutions (e.g. the Inter‐American Development Bank or World Bank) and Technical Cooperation

Agreements, as well as good knowledge of the institutional, technical, and legal aspects of procurement.

 Sound Knowledge of the Financial Administration and Audit Act

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Public Bodies Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

(Other) The Public Accountancy Board

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Public Bodies, FY 2018/19 Page 202 Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

Public Accountancy Board Introduction The Public Accountancy Board (PAB) was established to carry out the functions of the Public

Accountancy Act (PAA) of July 6, 1970. The Board is required to promote, in the public interest,

acceptable standards of professional conduct among registered public accountants (RPAs) in

Jamaica, and to perform other functions assigned to the Board in accordance with the provisions

of the Act. The Act was amended in February 2004 to strengthen the Board’s role in promoting

higher standards of public accountancy, and to improve monitoring of the practice and

professional conduct of RPAs.

Consequent on Section 91 (1) (g) of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) of November 2013, the

PAB is the designated Competent Authority to monitor the work of RPAs engaged in activities

as prescribed by the Legislation. These activities relate to the Financial Action Task Force 40 +

9 Recommendations on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism and

the designation of accountants as Designated Non-Financial Business/Professionals.

Operational and Financial Overview The PAB will continue to pursue activities aimed at improving the monitoring and regulation of

the practices of RPAs. A three-year Practice Monitoring Agreement between the PAB and the

Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) was renewed during the 2017/18

financial year.

Other specific activities that will be undertaken include:

• Convening a training seminar for RPAs. PAB will arrange training for accountants who will

be appointed to examine the accounts of Attorneys who carry out functions prescribed by the

POCA.

• Conducting investigations into complaints against RPAs as well as disciplinary hearings as

necessary.

• Issuing annual practising certificates to RPAs who submit their fees and meet the criteria for

the issue of an annual practising certificate.

The PAB forecasts net income of $0.76 million [2017/18:$0.42 million].

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9.0 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

 ACCA/CPA Certified  At least three years’ experience in an external audit environment  At least two years’ experience in quality assurance  Must have knowledge of and proficiency in at least one auditing software with training

certification Interested consultants may submit Expressions of Interest/ CV by July 07, 2019 to:

THE PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (LEAD) STRATEGIC PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Ministry of Finance and the Public Service 30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4, Jamaica WI

Tel: 1(876)932-5505 Fax: 1(876)932-5977

E-mail: spstp@mof.gov.jm

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5.0 DELIVERABLES OF THE CONSULTANCY

Main Deliverables Description 1 An Inception Report A comprehensive work plan within the first

15 working days detailing the approach to be followed.

2 18 Monthly Monitoring and Reporting Reports outlining the activities carried out for the period, and proposed activities for the forthcoming month

3 A final report on assignment completion Summarise work done, results achieved and proposals for next steps to be implemented by the GoJ.

4 Ad Hoc reports Additional informal reports may be requested by stakeholders from time to time

6.0 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONSULTANCY

 Level of effort: Full time level of effort

 Duration of contract: Eighteen (18) months

 Location: Jamaica

 Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultant

 Type of contract: Lump sum payments

7.0 OFFICE ACCOMMODATION

The work will be carried out in Jamaica and be housed within the Auditor General’s Department

8.0 REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Consultant will report to the Audit Principal in the AuGD

The Quality Assurance Manager will be required to submit status reports on the work plan with any proposed changes at one month intervals up until the end of the assignment.

9.0 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

ACCA, CPA or Master’s Degree in Accounting;  Five years’ external audit experience at the managerial level;  Five years’ experience managing two or more audits.

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5.0 DELIVERABLES OF THE CONSULTANCY

Main Deliverables Description 1 An Inception Report A comprehensive work plan within the first

15 working days detailing the approach to be followed.

2 18 Monthly Monitoring and Reporting Reports outlining the activities carried out for the period, and proposed activities for the forthcoming month

3 A final report on assignment completion Summarise work done, results achieved and proposals for next steps to be implemented by the GoJ.

4 Ad Hoc reports Additional informal reports may be requested by stakeholders from time to time

6.0 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONSULTANCY

 Level of effort: Full time level of effort

 Duration of contract: Eighteen (18) months

 Location: Jamaica

 Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultant

 Type of contract: Lump sum payments

7.0 OFFICE ACCOMMODATION

The work will be carried out in Jamaica and be housed within the Auditor General’s Department

8.0 REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Consultant will report to the Audit Principal in the AuGD

The Quality Assurance Manager will be required to submit status reports on the work plan with any proposed changes at one month intervals up until the end of the assignment.

9.0 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

ACCA, CPA or Master’s Degree in Accounting;  Five years’ external audit experience at the managerial level;  Five years’ experience managing two or more audits.

Interested consultants may submit Expressions of Interest/ CV by July 07, 2019 to:

THE PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (LEAD)

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