Financial Accountant

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

One of our clients is seeking to fill the following TEMPORARY position:-

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Department: Finance
Section: Corporate Services
Reports to: Finance Manager
Direct Reports: Accounting Associate
Indirect Reports:

The Financial Accountant is responsible for maintaining the General Ledger and ensuring the accuracy of accounting records and entries into the accounting system. The Financial Accountant will conduct regular analyses of general ledger accounts to ensure accuracy in allocations and will make recommendations with respect to allocations and accounting treatments. The incumbent will also supervise a small team of accounting staff.
All activities must be geared towards maintaining the highest levels of service to all internal and external stakeholders and clients, must be sensitive to children’s issues, must conform to the guidelines and standards set by The Authority and to all legal, regulatory and statutory requirements


i. Prepares monthly and other periodic financial statements and management reports.
ii. Coordinates the annual statutory audit including preparation of financial statements and necessary audit schedules.
iii. Liaises with the Internal Auditor as necessary and prepares reports and schedules required to respond to internal audit reviews
iv. Reviews the monthly payroll, petty cash, and cheque/ACH payments for accuracy.
v. Conducts audits of work to confirm that the provisions of the Accounting Procedures Manual are upheld.
vi. Coordinates and advances special projects as assigned by the Manager.
vii. Prepares necessary documents for reporting to the Board of Directors and the parent Ministry.
viii. Prepares annual budget estimates and attends budget defense meetings to justify the budgets submitted.
ix. Supports the development and maintenance of a team environment by performing other related duties.


 Professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CMA, or First Degree in Accounting.
 Seven (7) years of experience in financial accounting with three (3) years at a supervisory level; preferably in a public sector environment.
 Sound knowledge of accounting standards and practices.
 Sound knowledge of the government’s financial regulations, accounting, and reporting requirements.


 Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
 Working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting
 Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 Excellent customer service orientation.
 Basic knowledge of children’s issues

Prime location

Port of Spain