Career and Job Opportunities

Career with the Treasury

The Treasury is responsible for the compilation and supervision of the accounts of and the provision of accounting and financial management services in the Government. The Treasury recruits two grades of staff, namely, Treasury Accountants (TAs) and Accounting Officers (AOs). In addition to the Treasury, their parent department, Treasury Grade staff may also work in bureaux/departments through regular postings arranged by the Treasury. The duties of TAs and AOs are wide-ranging and interesting, covering areas in budgeting, financial accounting, management accounting, IT system development, internal audit, investigatory accounting and fund management.

About fifty government bureaux/departments are served by Treasury Grades staff. They head or assist in running the finance or specialised functions of these bureaux/departments.

Training and Development

New appointees are provided with a well-programmed basic training course to enable them to settle down. To uphold the learning culture among the grades, the Treasury has put in place annual training plans and on-going training throughout the career of our staff. We also attach great importance and care to their sustainable development, enabling individual officers to develop and realise their potential as they move along the career path in the Government.

Career Prospect

Career prospects are excellent.  TAs may be promoted to Senior Treasury Accountants, Chief Treasury Accountants or even higher directorate ranks.  For AOs, the entry rank is Accounting Officers II and they may be promoted to the ranks of Accounting Officers I and Senior Accounting Officers.  AOs may also apply for appointment as TAs after obtaining a membership from a recognised professional accountancy body and acquiring the necessary post-qualification experience.

Terms of Appointment and Fringe Benefits

New appointees will normally be appointed on Civil Service probationary terms for three years, before they are considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms. TAs and AOs are entitled to general fringe benefits in the Civil Service including paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.

Entry Requirements Note

Treasury Accountant (Master Pay Scale Point 30 to 44)

Candidates should

(a) be Certified Public Accountants of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or equivalent;
(b) have at least one year's relevant post-qualification experience;
(c) have a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE); and
(d) have met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ in the Use of English paper and ‘Level 1’ in the Use of Chinese paper in the CRE, or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.

Accounting Officer II (Master Pay Scale Point 14 to 27)

Candidates should

(a) either have a Hong Kong degree in Accountancy, or equivalent, or be a registered student of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Qualification Programme, or equivalent;
(b) have a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE); and
(c) have met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ in the Use of English paper and ‘Level 1’ in the Use of Chinese paper in the CRE, or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.

Recruitment Examination

Candidates applying for the above posts are required to pass a written examination in Hong Kong before they will be further considered for selection interviews. The written examination is an English essay-type writing paper which aims at assessing candidates' proficiency in written communication and organisation abilities.

Application

Application will be invited through advertisement in major newspapers and Civil Service Bureau's website http://www.csb.gov.hk and the Treasury's website http://www.try.gov.hk when vacancies arise. Interested applicants may complete an application form (G.F. 340) and apply in accordance with the procedures set out in the advertisement. G.F. 340 is obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department and any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. Applicants may also download G.F. 340 or apply online through the Civil Service Bureau's website.

For enquiries on recruitment matters, please call tel. no. (852) 2829 5120.

Note For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.
For information about the language proficiency requirements for appointment to civil service posts and the Common Recruitment Examination, please visit the website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Useful Links:

The Treasury - Accounting Officer II

https://www.youth.gov.hk/en/gov-job/job/detail.htm?content-id=2354419

The Treasury - Treasury Accountant

https://www.youth.gov.hk/en/gov-job/job/detail.htm?content-id=2354420