Application for Senior Accountant


So you want to work with us. Good move!

The Drug Abuse Secretariat seeks to recruit enthusiastic, responsible, committed and appropriately qualified staff to fill our current vacancy for a Senior Accountant. Your interest in the Drug Abuse Secretariat is appreciated and, if you are successful, you will find that working here will provide variety, challenge and satisfaction.

Please read the following information carefully. This will help ensure that your application contains all relevant information and that you fully understand the process.

The following information and advice is to assist you in the preparation of your application.


POSITION SUMMARY : Supervises the accounts staff members. Prepares, examines and analyses financial information to prepare various reports for decision making while maintaining appropriate procedural standards.

Successful applications will have to demonstrate that they possess the following key competencies:

  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards & project standards
  • Knowledge of the operation of accounting software
  • Knowledge of the operations of financial Administration and Audit Act (FAA)
  • Detailed, with sound judgment and analytical skill
  • Confidentiality
  • High integrity standards
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with other employees
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure

Applicants are to provide evidence that they meet the following academic qualifications:

The successful applicant should possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance & Management or ACCA Level II
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in the following areas:

a. accounting, finance or auditing

b. budgeting and interpreting financial statements

c. proficiency using Peachtree Accounting Software

d. proficency using Microsoft Excel

e. preparation of financial accounts and knowledge of the accrual concept of accounting

This additional information is critical to the acceptance of your application

1. At least three (3) years experience in a supervisory position

 2.Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills.

3. Experience in an audit firm (as an asset).

The salary classification and range for the position is FMG/AT2 ($693,308 to $824,125).


Interested persons are asked to send in a Statement of Interest letter to . This letter should state how you met the criteria stipulated above. Resumes are welcome as an attachment. We are accepting interest letters up to August 20, 2013 at 4:00pm.

We appreciate the responses from all our applicants however only our shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Persons that are shortlisted will be sent a follow up email to complete our application form and other selection forms.

The Application package once recicved is to be completed and sent by email to an address to be announced. Please pay special attention to Section 15 on the application form and provide current contact numbers for your References. The Application package also includes personality testing exercises. Remember there are no right answers on the personality assessments so answer as quickly and honestly as possible.

We have found that it is easier to complete and return these forms beforehand so as to save time at our face-to-face interaction.


The Selection Process will be in three parts:-

1. The First Interview

2. The Second Interview

3. The Work Sample Assessment

Further details will be provided to candidates at each stage of the selection process.

We expect that the entire process will be completed by August 31, 2013. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the HR Department at 926-9002-4.