Job Title
Senior Accounts Clerk
Date Posted
7/7/2017
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

OPPORTUNITY PROFILE

SENIOR ACCOUNTS CLERK

FINANCE AND INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DEPARTMENT

Below is the Opportunity Profile for the position of Senior Accounts Clerk at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The profile consists of a description of the job, the qualifications and competencies required, and a brief description of the Bank.

Before you proceed to apply, please consider the following requirements:

  • You must be a national of one of CDB’s member countries.
  • You will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications to support your application if you are selected for an interview.
  • All appointments are subject to satisfactory background checks and references.

CDB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion. In order to be considered for this position, it is mandatory that you submit the following items:

  1. A cover letter addressed to the Director, Human Resources and Administration, outlining how your experience and qualifications match the profile described; and
  2. A résumé indicating nationality, and including the names and contact information (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for four persons who know you and your work well enough to comment on your suitability for this role.

CDB fully respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied and assures you that your background and interest will not be discussed with anyone, without your prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established.

Please submit your résumé online, as indicated on the CDB website, with the required information in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, in English. The deadline for submission of applications is July 28, 2017 at 23:00 hrs EST.

We thank you for your interest.

INTRODUCTION

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB/the Bank) is seeking to recruit a Senior Accounts Clerk to work at its headquarters located in Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

CDB is a regional multilateral development bank which was established in October 1969 to contribute to the harmonious economic growth and development of the member countries in the Caribbean Region and to promote economic cooperation and integration among them, having special and urgent regard to the needs of the less-developed members of the Region. CDB began operations in January 1970 and has become a leading catalyst for providing development financing, technical assistance and policy advice to its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) for the reduction of poverty.

CDB’s members are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, The People’s Republic of China, Mexico, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom and Venezuela.

CDB is committed to the objectives of sustainable development in all of its dimensions. It promotes the achievement of inclusive growth and supports initiatives that strengthen BMCs’ resilience to external economic shocks and the effects of natural hazards and that address gender equality, poverty reduction and inequality and environmental sustainability.

CDB adheres to the highest standards of integrity, ethics, compliance, transparency and accountability with zero tolerance for fraud, corruption, money laundering, financing of terrorism and similarly corrosive conduct. CDB also works to ensure that the projects it finances do not cause environmental or social harm.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Finance and Information & Technology Solutions Department, is responsible for the effective planning and management of the financial operations of the Bank, encompassing capital markets, treasury and accounting activities. The Department is also responsible for development and implementation of the Bank’s information technology strategy. The Finance and Information & Technology Solutions Department comprises the Finance Division and the Information & Technology Solutions Division.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Accounting Assistant, the Senior Accounts Clerk is accountable for carrying out complex and critical assignments and the provision of support services to the assigned Unit.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The job will require the Senior Accounts Clerk to:

  1. Liaise with the Supervisor as well as with other relevant staff within and outside the Department to ensure that the flow of documents required to be processed is timely and meets the customer’s requirements.
  2. Check all documentation received for authenticity and arithmetical accuracy, with particular reference to contracts, loan agreements, suppliers’ invoices, travel orders and expenses, disbursement claims and investment trades.
  3. Complete documentation process through the attachment to the source document of such vouchers and other documents such as purchase orders, withdrawal forms and trade advices, as set out by the Bank’s procedures.
  4. Reconcile transactions, accounts and sub-ledgers for purposes of verifying balances generated by internal systems/external sources, e.g. loans and grants, borrowings, bank statements, supplier statements and audit confirmations.
  5. Effect payments by cash, and through preparation of cheques and swift messages.
  6. Prepare for dispatch, billings in respect of loans and staff receivables.
  7. Confirm that there is signed evidence that internal controls of verification, recommendation and approval have been executed before processing transactions in the Department.
  8. Code each transaction in accordance with the current Chart of Accounts in use for entry into the Bank’s accounting systems.
  9. Enter data into the computer sub-systems such as FlexCube, PORTIA, the Travel Management System and the SmartStream enterprise system.
  10. Prepare schedules which are used in financial statements as well as for Board and Management Meetings.
  11. Maintain an efficient filing system to facilitate easy retrieval of documents (including transaction registers, disbursement claims, billings, invoices and vouchers).
  12. Check the inputs of others for accuracy and timeliness in completion.
  13. Prepare or assist with the preparation of schedules, claims on donors, financial reports, management reports and designated financial statements.
  14. Assist with the supervision of the Unit in the absence of the Accounting Assistant and generally to assist the Accounting Assistant during peak periods.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

The successful candidate must have:

  • An Associate degree or equivalent level qualification in Accounting, Business Studies or a related field.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience working in an accounting/clerical role in a banking or financial environment.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant computer software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet analysis, presentations and other software applications.
The following are considered assets for this position:
  • Progress towards a professional accounting designation or Advanced Level Accounting or Finance would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the accounting systems, applications and processes used by CDB.
Function-specific Competencies

The Senior Accounts Clerk must demonstrate:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships.
  2. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise, plan, co-ordinate and deliver assignments in a timely manner, often under severe time constraints.
  3. Good verbal and written communication skills.
Organisational Competencies

Our people need to demonstrate a defined set of core skills and behaviours. We refer to these as our organisational competencies. They are integral to who we are as an organisation. Candidates are also assessed for these competencies within our recruitment process to benchmark their skills and behaviours. The successful candidate should have a high level of proficiency in these competencies:

Core

A Strong Client Focus, Drive for Continuous Development, Excellent Communication Skills, Teamwork, Integrity and Results Orientation.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

The position is full-time. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package.


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