Financial Management Support Services Adviser – Ministry of Finance and Treasury

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Australia’s Solomon Islands Governance Program

Time Posted On: 17 Jul 2020
Time Closing Date: 02 Aug 2020

The Australian Aid Program, through the Solomon Islands Resource Facility, funds Australia’s Solomon Islands Governance Program, a four-year, $30 million initiative, running from 2017 to 2021.
The Governance Program seeks to build and sustain capacity across the Solomon Islands’ public sector. The aim is to improve service delivery by removing barriers associated with weak governance in areas such as public financial management, human resource planning and systems administration.
There are three end of program outcomes:
„ Fiscally and socially responsible budgeting and borrowing policies.
„ Improved PFM that facilitates service delivery.
„ A more accountable and responsible public service.
The main role of the Financial Management Support Services Adviser is to support the Solomon Islands Accountant-General with the development and management of technical accounting and financial management arrangements. This will involve assisting key counterparts to develop tools and methods for regular and accurate forecasting of cash-flow and timely reconciliations of all official bank accounts.
The adviser will also:
„ Assist the Accountant-General and Deputy Accountant-General to review and improve the delivery of key financial management functions
within the Treasury, and more broadly across the public service. This will include the development of a cash-flow forecasting tool and the
preparation of monthly cash-flow reporting.
„ Assist key counterparts in MOFT to ensure that Treasury functions and processes are compliant with the PFM Act and Regulations, and
engineered to the new FMIS.
„ Assist with the ongoing review of primary and subsidiary PFM legislation, and the adoption of cash-based International Public Sector
Accounting Standards (IPSAS-Cash) for the presentation of the annual SIG national accounts.
„ Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures and/or Guidelines to improve bank reconciliation and Balance Sheet clearing
accounts processes across SIG (includes a guide for how to deal with outstanding items that are not cleared).
„ Assist Treasury FMSS counterparts with annual planning and budgeting processes for that Division.
„ Work closely with other MOFT-based advisers and teams to actively promote a more integrated approach to PFM.
Please go to https://clientapps.jobadder.com/41217/cardno/3583136 for more details on the terms of reference and how to apply for this
role.


About you
The successful incumbent will have:
„ Postgraduate qualification in accounting or financial management.
„ Extensive experience in public or private sector financial management, with an emphasis on accounting, cash-flow management and financial reporting.
„ Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build effective relationships, convey complicated information, and work with multiple stakeholders in a cross-cultural context.
„ Demonstrated ability to share knowledge and build team capacity through mentoring, coaching and other professional development methods, preferably within an international development context.
„ Excellent analytical and report writing skills and a practical approach to problem solving and risk management.
„ Demonstrated understanding of how to apply gender equality and other socially inclusive approaches at a practical level.
Remuneration
This position is classified under DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework as Discipline C, Level 4 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience relevant to the role.
Your application must include a CV and completed application form in lieu of a cover letter. Please go to https://bit.ly/37IbuAF to access the application form.
Cardno encourages women to apply. Cardno recognises the moral and legal responsibility to provide an equal opportunity workplace by ensuring that all recruitment and selection decisions are based on the best qualified and experienced candidate who can perform the genuine inherent requirements of the position.
Applications close 4:00pm, Sunday 2 August 2020