Accounts Payable Officer

Career Opportunity

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position in the Public Relations & Communication Unit of the Ministry of Health & Wellness.

Accounts Payable Officer


Reporting to the Senior Accounts Payable Officer, the Accounts Payable Officer ensures that payments are processed adequately to ensure their validity, propriety, authenticity and accuracy of claim.


  Technical/Professional Responsibilities;

  • Checks claims, bills, contracts and invoices submitted for payment to ensure that adequate documentation and accurate information are provided;
  • Prepares appropriate payment vouchers with the financial code structures;
  • Maintains relevant registers – transport allowance cards;
  • Inputs data from payment vouchers into FMIS system as per financial code structure;
  • Receives two (2) copies of cheque issued statement from authorised officer along with the appropriate amount of cheques to be printed;
  • Ensures that all necessary steps are taken in accordance with FMIS operational procedure before and when loading the cheques in the printer;
  • Checks bills, receipts, and statements submitted for clearance of advances to ensure authenticity and accuracy;
  • Prepares appropriate journal vouchers for the clearance of the advances;
  • Assists in research to obtain information pertaining to audit or customers queries.
  • Performs duties of Relief Cashier.


  • Certificate or Diploma in Accounting, Management or Business Administration from a recognised institution;


  • AAT  Technician Stage


  • Certificate in Government Accounting Level 1 plus four (4) years related experience;
  • Satisfaction of the Proficiency criteria;            
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Applications with résumés are to be submitted no later than Friday, May 14, 2021 to:


Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health & Wellness

Kingston 10

The Ministry of Health & Wellness thanks all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.