Position of Manager (Cash and Banking) in the Ministry for Finance

MINISTRY FOR FINANCE
 
 
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
 
1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Finance invites applications for the position of Manager (Cash and Banking) in the Ministry for Finance.
 
Duration of Assignment and Conditions
 
2.1 A selected candidate will be appointed in the position of Manager (Cash and Banking) in the Ministry for Finance on an indefinite basis.
 
2.2 The position of Manager (Cash and Banking) is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
 
Salary Pegged to the Position
 
3. The salary attached to the position of Manager (Cash and Banking) is equivalent to Salary Scale 7 (which in the year 2017 is €22,728.00 per annum rising by annual increments of €531.17 up to a maximum of €25,915.00).
 
Duties
 
4. The duties of Manager (Cash and Banking) include: 
 
a) Assisting the Assistant Director in the management of the day to day running of the Government Accounts section, providing advice and support as and when necessary;
 
b) Responsible for the maintenance of the various databases of the accounting system including the Departmental Funds and Budgets, Vendors, Banks and the Corporate Chart of Accounts;
 
c) Responsible for the maintenance and control of the Below-the-Line Accounts;
 
d) Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the new Corporate Financial Management Solution (CFMS) across the public service;
 
e) Liaising with MITA and other stakeholders on the implementation of the new Corporate Financial Management Solution (CFMS) for the Government of Malta; 
 
f) Ensuring the application of all financial policies, procedures and guidelines across Government;
g) Assisting in the introduction and implementation of financial initiatives undertaken by the Directorate;
 
h) Providing support to the Director (Government Accounts) in the introduction of Accrual Accounting/IPSAS methodologies and concepts and the underlying change management process involved;
 
i) Responsible for the various reports to Government including monthly, quarterly and annual statutory statements; reports for onward transmission to NSO for the compilation of Financial and non-Financial Accounts; input relating to Malta’s Deficit and Debt (Fiscal) and other reports arising from Malta’s international obligations;
 
j) Responsibility for the compilation and publication of the Financial Report;
 
k) Mentor, coach and assist other officers within the unit;
 
l) May be required to provide training across the Public Service in the unit’s specific areas;
 
m) May be required to travel abroad on official duties;
 
n) Any other duties as directed by the Assistant Director, Director and/or the Accountant General;
 
o) Any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service, as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
 
Eligibility Requirements
 
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
 
(i) (a) citizens of Malta; or
 
(b) citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or 
 
(c) citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
 
(d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
 
(e) third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”. 
 
The advice of the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs within the Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.
 
The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.
 
(ii) must be proficient in the Maltese and English languages;
 
(iii) a. In possession of a recognised Masters qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008) in Accountancy or Business Administration or a comparable professional qualification, plus one (1) year relevant work experience;
 
Or
 
b. In possession of a recognised Bachelors qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Accountancy or Business Administration or a comparable professional qualification, plus three (3) years relevant work experience;
 
Or
 
c. Public Officers in a Scale not below Scale 10, whose appointment in such scale has been confirmed, and who are in possession of a recognised Bachelors qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Accountancy or Business Administration or a comparable professional qualification;
 
Or
 
d. Public Sector employees currently performing duties in the Malta Public Service and RSSL employees, both at a level of responsibility comparable to not below scale 10 in the Public Service and whose appointment in such level has been confirmed, and who are in possession of a recognised Bachelors qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Accountancy or Business Administration or a comparable professional qualification;
 
Or
 
e. An incumbent in the particular position on a personal basis, who has been confirmed in the position.
 
5.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Masters qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008.
 
Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognized MQF level programme of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria or higher, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
 
5.3 To determine the comparable level of responsibility of Public Sector employees currently performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees to the level of responsibility required of public officers applying for this position, the Selection Board should invariably and formally consult the Director/HR Manager responsible for the respective Public Sector entity. 
 
5.4 The current arrangement, whereby Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service remain on the books of the respective entity, shall continue to apply in the case of Public Sector employees who are selected for the position, subject to the consent of the entity.
 
RSSL employees selected for this position will, following the successful completion of the probationary period, have their employment with RSSL ipso facto terminated.
 
5.5 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the position applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47). In the case of Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees, these are to present their paid and unpaid Leave and Sick Leave records for the last four years, including any records of any disciplinary actions that may have been taken. In the case of Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service, they are also to produce confirmation from the DCS of the Ministry where they are performing duties, that they are officially performing duties in such Ministry. Those applying from outside the Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details).  
 
5.6 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.5 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
 
5.7 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
  
Submission of Supporting Documentation
 
6.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which should be attached to the application. Scanned copies sent electronically are acceptable.
 
6.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
 
Selection Procedure
 
7.1 Eligible applicants will be assessed by a selection board to determine their suitability for the position. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
 
7.2 Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 5.1 to 5.4, have proven relevant work experience.
 
Submission of Applications
 
8. Applications, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, will be received by the Recruitment Section at 30, Maison Demandols, Triq Nofsinhar, Valletta VLT 1102, by not later than noon (Central European Time) of Friday, 24th November, 2017. Applications can also be submitted through the Online Government Recruitment Portal (http://recruitment.gov.mt) by the said closing time and date of this call for applications, as indicated above. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained in the general provisions referred to below.
  
Other General Provisions
 
9. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:
 
applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
the submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
the publication of the result;
the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
medical examination;
access to application forms and related details;
retention of documents,
 
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People and Standards Division (https://publicservice.gov.mt/en/people/Pages/PeopleResourcingandCompliance/FormsandTemplates.aspx) or may be obtained from (recruitment.mfin@gov.mt). These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
 
The website address and e-mail address of the receiving Division are (https://mfin.gov.mt) and (recruitment.mfin@gov.mt).
 
10th November, 2017