Assistant Accountant

Job Summary

Department: Treasury Department

Salary: $41760- $60480

Grade: R28 - R16

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Monday June 21, 2021

Days Left: 9

About the Job

The main purpose is to ensure that data entry information is accurately processed, and office records are updated and secured. Additionally, to assist with cash flow forecasting and reporting.


a) Duties and Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities will entail:

-          Ensuring payment requests compliance with the Public Finance Management and Accountability Act as well as Treasury procedures

-          Authorizing payments and signing of cheques

-          Maintaining appropriate and up to date accounting records

-          Ensuring timely and accurate monthly bank reconciliations and expenditure returns

-          Reporting of the Treasury cash position daily

-          Assisting with the preparation of the annual Public Accounts

-          Providing training to authorized SmartStream users 

-          Implementing financial regulations and procedures as per Treasury circulars, or other instructions issued by the Ministry of Finance

-          Executing targets for the Financial Management Services team and evaluating achievements through the annual performance review system

-          Following up on Audit matters relating to the Financial Management Section

-          Ensuring the safe keeping of accountable documents, government assets,

and records.

-          Submitting monthly performance reports to the Accountant with reference to the Financial Management Team

Requirements for Appointment

Applicant must have:

-          Served as Senior Accounting Technician for three (3) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or the Private Sector; or

-          A   Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

-  Professional qualification in Accounting or at least passed the Diploma level of ACCA (or equivalent)

- Enrolled in an Accounting or related course from a recognized Institution;

- Demonstrated competence in the field of Accounting

Note: Evidence of advanced competence in MS Access and MS Excel will be considered an added advantage

Terms and Appointment

Appointment will be made on a permanent basis.

  • Basic Salary is in the salary scale R28-22/22-16, that is EC$41,760 to  EC$50, 976/ EC$50,976 to EC $60,480 per annum (Taxable)


Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at or by contacting the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at (+664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at (+664) 491-6234.  Certified copies of qualifications, as well as the names of two referees must be submitted with your application.

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, P.O. Box 292, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat by Monday June 21, 2021.

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