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SUNDAY BUSINESS GUARDIAN www.guardian.co.tt MARCH 22 • 2015
A distinguished Law Firm is seeking to recruit a qualified professional Financial Accountant
for the Firm's Port of Spain office.
The Financial Accountant is required to ensure the accurate preparation of the financial and man-
agement accounts of the firm, coordinating the annual audit, making recommendations for allocations
within the general ledger and maintaining the accuracy of all accounting records; based on account-
ing standards and statutory requirements; whilst ensuring that optimal service levels are met.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Compiles the financial statements in accordance with schedules.
2. Compiles the annual budgets. Prepares management reports as required, analyses the
accounts and reports on and accounts for variances.
3. Coordinates the annual audit and complies with the audit schedules and requirements.
4. Identifies and implements initiatives to improve the quality of the accounting function including
documenting and updating systems and procedures; ensuring optimal use of accounting
software applications and compliance with international financial reporting standards.
5. Reviews the accuracy of the payables and receivables functions and ensures the reconciliation
of the bank accounts.
6. Ensures the accuracy of the payroll administration.
7. Reviews the insurance coverage on all assets to ensure containment of risks.
8. Supports the Treasury Management function, financing of asset acquisitions and management
of funds held in trust.
9. Manages the responsibilities of the accounting department, makes recommendations for the
allocations within the general ledger and institutes checks and balances to ensure the integrity
of accounting practices.
10. Supervises all direct reports, monitors performance to achieve a high-performing work team,
appraises performance and develops and implements performance improvement plans.
11. Any other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• ACCA qualification or equivalent
• Bachelor's Degree In Accounting or Administration would be an asset.
• Five (5) years' experience in financial accounting.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Sound knowledge of accounting standards and practices.
• Excellent knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements.
• Good analytical and problem solving skills.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Confidential, honest, responsible.
• Results oriented.
Applicants who meet the criteria outlined above should forward their curricu-
la vitae together with the contact details of two referees by the:
31st March, 2015 to:
The Human Resource Manager
P. 0. 80X 75, Port of 5pain,
Trinidad and Tobago.
A great career opportunity exists for an Executive
Housekeeper to join a dynamic team in a leading Corporation.
As the Executive Housekeeper you will be responsible for
over-seeing the overall success of all the functions in the
housekeeping area including:
o Planning and coordinating activities of the housekeeping crew
o Ensuring that all staff are properly trained
o Ensuring that all staff have the tools and equipment needed to
effectively carry out their respective job duties.
o Developing and implementing policies and procedures for man
aging the quality of housekeeping and the laundry service
o Assisting in the preparation of the annual operating budget and
financial plans which support the overall objective of the house
o Controlling expenses within all areas of housekeeping
o Inspecting rooms and laundry room facilities to ensure that high
standards are met and all equipment is in proper working condition
o Planning and preparing meals in accordance with proper nutrition
and dietary requirements
o Overseeing the performance of housekeeping staff
o Ordering of supplies and maintenance of inventories
The ideal candidate should possess strong communication
skills and organizational skills and be able to inspire superior
service from Assistants. They must have a proven motivation-
al track record to provide the highest quality service, be
extremely detail oriented and self-disciplined with a drive to
accomplish tasks correctly in a structured work environment.
The successful candidate should have at least 5 years house-
keeping experience. Knowledge of entertaining protocol skills
All applicants must submit applications with resume and
photo by March 30, 2015 to:
P.O. BOX 600
PORT OF SPAIN
Applicants are also requested to submit a copy of application
with resume to Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of Labour &
Small and Micro Enterprise Development, 50-54 Duke Place,
Duke Street, Port of Spain.
Top leaders of the
emerged from a
meeting with the
Greek prime minis-
ter early Friday
telling him much what they have for
weeks: Come up with a reform plan
if you want more money to stay sol-
vent. And do it fast.
The EU leaders said Greek Prime
Minister Alexis Tsipras committed
to providing a list of specific reforms
in the coming days that would
improve his country's balance sheet.
Tsipras, however, said he had not
committed to "recessionary meas-
ures" that would worsen the plight
of his people.
Hanging over the summit of 28
heads of state and government are
fears that the hard line of the Greek
government formed in January could
cause the country to drop out of the
euro, something that would trigger
a crisis for the currency shared by
Tsipras made a last-minute request
for a mini-summit Thursday night
with half a dozen top EU officials.
Those officials agreed to the meeting
--- over the objections from some of
the other leaders, who complained
they were being left out. Among
those at the three-hour meeting were
German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
French President Francois Hollande
and EU President Donald Tusk.
The leaders emerged more opti-
mistic than when they went in, but
gave little evidence of why, other
than the timetable of "the next days"
for Tsipras to present them with his
"The Greek government will take
full responsibility for the reforms and
submit a list of these reforms ... in
the coming days," Merkel said.
Tsipras was upbeat as well.
"We are more optimist after this
deliberation," he said. "All the sides
confirmed their intention to try their best
to overcome the difficulties of the Greek
economy as soon as possible."
European leaders have become increas-
ingly exasperated by what many see as
foot-dragging on the part of Tsipras' gov-
ernment. Greece agreed a month ago to
push through reforms in exchange for EU
help in keeping it solvent, but has delayed
submitting the measures.
Belgium's prime minister, Charles
Michel, expressed dismay that the meeting
had even taken place.
"I didn't like it and said that clearly. I
don't think this is a good way of working.
I can only note that no new approach,
no decisions, came out of this meeting,"
he told reporters.
Adding to the European frustration,
the Greek parliament approved an anti-
poverty bill on Wednesday. It was the first
piece of legislation that the government
has put through---and it did so without
full consultation from its creditor part-
Greece's economic policies drew crit-
icism even from nations outside the euro-
zone. British Prime Minister David
Cameron marveled Thursday at how
poorly the Greek economy has fared com-
pared to his own.
"When I first came here as prime min-
ister five years ago, Britain and Greece
were virtually in the same boat. We had
similar-sized budget deficits," he said.
"The reason we are in a different position
is we took long-term, difficult decisions
and we had all of the hard work and effort
of the British people."
Greece is banking on the fact that its
European partners all want to keep the
eurozone intact, fearing that if Greece
pulls out others might as well.
"Nobody wants a so-called Grexit and
everybody wants to avoid this risk," Tusk
Finland's prime minister, Alexander
Stubb, said the late night meeting had
helped to build on the agreement made
in the eurogroup a month ago.
"They built a little bit more confidence
and probably a little bit more speed to
the reform that needs to be done in
Greece," he said as he arrived for the sec-
ond and final day of the EU summit in
EU leaders say Greece commits to drafting reform plan soon
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