Accountant

We are looking for an Accountant to manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets.

Accountant responsibilities include auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements and calculating tax payments and returns. To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience with bookkeeping and a flair for spotting numerical mistakes.

Ultimately, you will provide us with accurate quantitative information on financial position, liquidity and cash flows of our business, while ensuring we’re compliant with all tax regulations.

Department: Accounts
Project Location(s): Kingston, Jamaica W.I.
Education: Tertiary

Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting transactions
  • Prepare budget forecasts
  • Publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Report on the company’s financial health and liquidity
  • Audit financial transactions and documents
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary
  • Comply with financial policies and regulations

Skills / Experience

  • Work experience as an Accountant
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software like FreshBooks and QuickBooks
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Experience with general ledger functions
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • BSc in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree
  • Additional certification (CPA) is a plus

Who may join the Credit Union?

Persons working in the aviation, cement/construction and petroleum industries; their families, and persons living or working in communities close to all the airports, aerodromes, cement/construction and petroleum companies in Jamaica.

How can payments be made to my account?

Payments may be made via Salary Deduction, Direct Salary Deposit, Post-dated cheques, Postal Order, Money Services, E-Link/ online Payment Options, Standing order payments from other financial institutions or payment directly to the cashier at any of our offices.

If I die will my beneficiaries have to assume payment on my loan?

If your loan is One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) or less, the Credit Union pays the Loan Protection Insurance on your behalf. On receipt of the death certificate and other related documents, the credit union will forward same to the insurance company for processing. Remember the maximum amount the credit union covers is One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00). Insurance is available through the credit union for any amount above the $1,000,000.00. Claims may also be made in the event of injury which leads to permanent disability.

Can I change my beneficiaries at any time?

Yes, by completing the nomination section which is to the back of the ‘Application for Membership’ form. It is very important that you update your beneficiary(ies) to ensure that in the event of death, the person who you would want to have your funds will get it. Remember, your nomination supersedes a will.

Can I make payments to the office in Montego Bay even though I joined at your Kingston office?

Yes. Payments can be made at any of our locations, even if you did not sign up there. Remember you also have the option to pay online, and all the other options detailed above.