Vacancy No. 31/23 Principal Accounts Officer, Suva – 1 Post > Vacancy No. 31/23 Principal Accounts Officer, Suva – 1 Post

Vacancy No. 31/23 Principal Accounts Officer, Suva – 1 Post

Application number: 31/23

Application closes: 07/04/2023

Role:                     Principal Accounts Officer, Suva

Level:                    AC 01

Salary Range:   $51, 043 – $56, 136

Location:             Suva

Unit/Division:  Accounts Section

Reporting Responsibilities:

a)Reports to: Chief Registrar & Deputy Registrar Corporate

b)Liaises with: The Chief Registrar, Senior Management, Accounts Section Staff, Other Registry Managers and Other Government Ministries,

c)Subordinates: Senior Accounts Officer, Accounts Officer, Assistant Accounts Officers, Clerical Officers, Typist and Messenger


The Position:

Ensuring the management and execution of the Accounting Principles and procedures as required by the Finance Act, the Finance Instruction, the Procurement Regulations and the Financial Manual.


Key Responsibilities:

The position will achieve its purpose through the following key responsibility areas:

  1. Provide supervision in the day to day activities of the Accounts Section and implement the requirements of all Financial Legislation and Circulars
  2. Provide monthly expenditure and commitment report to Chief Registrar and Senior Management;
  3. Attend to audit queries as well as any other matters relating to Accounts Section.
  4. Prepare Budget for the department and ensure control of the financial resources
  5. Provide on the job training for Accounts Staff
  6. Conduct training for staff in respect of Accounting procedures
  7. Prepare Agency financial Report of the department
  8. Attend to meetings as and when required.
  9. Develop and oversee the implementation of business Plan of Accounts Section in line with Annual Corporate Plan and Strategic Policies of the department, monitoring performance against monthly work targets and individual work plans
  10. Co-ordinate the preparation of the department’s financial plan including the preparation of budget estimates, cash flow forecast and revenue forecast and budget reviews. Monitor and control department’s expenditure and oversee the implementation of the Financial Management Reform (FMR) Programme within the Department.



The Person:

In addition to a Post Graduate Degree OR A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce or a related field with at least 6 years experience in this field and at Senior Level together with the following Knowledge, Experience, Skills and abilities are required to successfully undertake this role:


Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Practical working knowledge in managing budgets and all aspects and functions of Accounts
  2. Good Knowledge and understanding of the Fijian constitution (2013), ER Act, Finance Act & Manual, PSC Act, OHS Act and other related Regulations and Policies;
  3. Understanding of public sector requirements for good Financial Management;
  4. At least 6 years’ work experience at senior Management level on broad range of Accounts and Finance functions
  5. Extensive experience in preparing budget submissions, financial reports and response to Audit;
  6. Experience of supporting Management and communicating financial reports including presentations and development proposals.


Skills and Abilities

  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  2. Good supervisory and leadership skills;
  3. Good report writing with a proven ability to submit budget submissions;
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide sound policy advice on financial related matters;
  5. Proven ability to meet set deadlines, in particular with regards to Accounts and Financial activities;
  6. Demonstrated ability to manage, supervise staff and work cooperatively within a team environment;
  7. Ability to conduct First Aid and fire Wardens activities as and when need arises;
  8. Capacity to utilize computer programs to support the operations of the Accounts Section


Personal Character and Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the Judicial Department must be Fijian Citizens, under Age 60, in sound health, with a clear police record. The selected applicant will be required to provide a medical report and police clearance prior to taking up duty.

The Judicial Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applications are encouraged from all eligible, qualified applicants.

To apply for this role please provide an up-to-date resume with a photograph, copies of Academic Certificates & Transcripts, at least two referees, with one being a current or recent supervisor, a filled JD Form 01 which is available on website or from any Court Registry Fiji wide or HR Office in Suva.  Applications that do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  If you are not contacted by the Judicial Department, your application has not been successful and we thank you for your interest in applying.

 Applications for the position must be received by 4.00pm on Friday 7th April 2023 and addressed to:


Applications by Post:

The Chief Registrar

Judicial Department

P.O.Box 2215

Government Buildings





Applications delivered:

Judicial Department

HR Section

Level 3, Kelton House

Loftus Street

Suva, Fiji




Email Application:



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