Candidates should –
(a) Be a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or equivalent;
(b) Have at least one year’s post-qualification experience in accounting/auditing and have supervisory experience;
(c) Have at least 10 years’ experience in accounting/auditing;
(d) Possess good oral and written communication skills in both Chinese and English, with Level 2 [Note (a)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and
(e) Be proficient in PC operations, especially in using MS Word and Excel.
(a) ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(b) Preference will be given to candidates who have good knowledge and experience in government accounting practices and control procedures.
(a) To supervise the processing of claims for financial assistance lodged by the 2015 District Council Election candidates in accordance with relevant electoral legislation and guidelines;
(b) To draw up and implement appropriate procedures for processing the claims and auditing the accounts of the declared election expenses accompanying the claims;
(c) To identify potential problem cases timely and follow up as appropriate;
(d) To supervise a team of Accounting Officers, Electoral Assistants and General Assistants; and
(e) To perform any other duties assigned as appropriate.
May be required to work overtime and work on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for around eight months starting from around November 2015.
12 days of annual leave, full pay sickness allowance and maternity leave whereas rest days and statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(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 requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(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) 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 the selection interview.
(f) 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 without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) 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 below enquiry address.
How to apply:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. Candidates can also download the form from the Civil Service Bureau’s Internet website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed application form should reach the specified address below on or before 23 April 2015. Please mark the post applied – “Accountant” on the cover of envelope. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the completed application form and the required supporting documents are sent by post. Applications not made in the prescribed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], incomplete, or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Candidates who are not invited for interview within 14 weeks from the closing date for application may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Personnel Registry, Registration and Electoral Office, 10th Floor, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.