Master Pay Scale Point 30 ($51,825) to Master Pay Scale Point 44 ($91,590) per month
(a) be Certified Public Accountants of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or equivalent; (b) have at least 1 year’s relevant post-qualification experience (candidates should furnish the pre-qualification experience and post-qualification experience separately under the session “Full Employment Record to date”); (c) have a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE)[Note 1]; and (d) have met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the CRE[Note 1], or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.
Recruitment Examination : Candidates are required to pass a written examination in Hong Kong before they will be further considered for selection interviews. The written examination is an English essay-type writing paper which aims at assessing candidates’ proficiency in written communication and organisation abilities[Note 2] .
As it takes time to process all applications, an invitation to the written examination does not imply that the candidate’s qualifications meet the entry requirements of the post of Treasury Accountant.
Note 1 : Candidates’ results in the Aptitude Test (AT) paper are classified as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’, while the results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers are classified as 'Level 2', 'Level 1’ or ‘Fail’, with ‘Level 2’ being the highest. For civil service appointment purpose, Grade ‘C’ or above in Use of English of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), or equivalent, is accepted as equivalent to ‘Level 2’ result in the UE paper of the CRE. Grade ‘C’ or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE is accepted as equivalent to ‘Level 2’ result in the UC paper of CRE. Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test are considered as having met the English language proficiency requirement (item (d) of the entry requirements) of the Treasury Accountant post. The IELTS test result must be valid on the starting day of the application period, i.e. 6 March 2015.
Note 2 : Eligible applicants with the requisite qualifications (or equivalent), should immediately contact the Departmental Personnel Section of the Treasury by phone at 2829 5117 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if they do not receive the letter notifying them of the relevant details of the recruitment examination by 20 April 2015.
Note 3 : For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Results of the BL test for degree/professional grades will be one of the considerations to assess the suitability of a candidate but will not affect his/her eligibility for applying for civil service jobs. As a general principle, the main consideration for suitability for appointment remains a candidate’s qualification, experience and calibre.
A Treasury Accountant is mainly deployed to various bureaux/departments on performing professional duties such as financial accounting, cost and management accounting, system development, internal audit, investigatory accounting, loan/fund management, etc.
Terms of Appointment:
New appointees will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, the officer may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment. (d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made. (e) The information on the monthly salary and maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes. (f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing. (g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination/interview. (h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting. (i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the specified address below. (j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application must be made on application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)]. The said form is obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed application forms, together with copies of (i) letter on results of CRE or results of equivalent examinations [Note 1] ; (ii) letter on result of BL test [Note 3]; and (iii) certificates of professional qualifications, should be forwarded by post (The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application.) or by hand to the address below on or before the closing date for application. Please mark “Application for Treasury Accountant” on the envelope. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply on-line must submit the required supporting documents as mentioned above to the address below on or before 27 March 2015. The online application number should be quoted on the envelope and on every page of the copies of the documents. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the completed application form and the required supporting documents are sent by post. Applicants who do not possess the entry requirements (including CRE requirements and professional qualifications), applications which are late, incomplete or without the required supporting documents and applications submitted by fax or e-mail will NOT be considered. Candidates who are invited for the written examination will normally receive an invitation in about four weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the written examination may assume that their applications are unsuccessful . Applicants should closely keep track of the progress of the recruitment exercise which will be available on www.try.gov.hk.
Departmental Personnel Section, the Treasury, 27/F., Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.