The Police Complaints Authority is seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the position of Accounting Assistant.


Role Profile       

Provide support to the Manager Finance & Accounts through general accounting assistance and the provision of excellent customer service in accordance with recognized accounting principles, PCA’s policy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and the laws and regulations of Trinidad and Tobago. Perform related duties and provide relief as required.

The incumbent must effectively deliver these requirements:

Business Results & Internal Operations

  • Input data accurately and timely, updating financial records as required
  • Assist in accurately/timely processing purchase orders, verifying against supplier invoices and in the reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Assist in ensuring PCA’s payments are accurate and timely
  • Assist in preparing  monthly payments for statutory deductions/remittances (PAYE, NIS, H/S)
  • Assist in preparing annual TD4 statements for monthly/fortnightly/daily employees
  • Provide accurate and timely general financial and accounting support
  • Complete general filing and maintenance of PCA’s files and documents
  • Photocopy and fax documents for various departments/bodies as required
  • Assist in completing reports, returns and other administration requirements
  • Perform any other related duties or relief as required
  • Manage individual workflow, ensuring proper custody of vouchers/items, compliance with regulatory procedures in order to ensure accurate and timely routine operations

Risk Control & Management

  • Assist in following to ensure expenses are kept within budget
  • Follow procedures, is alert to suspicious activity/persons/significant changes referring any irregular/suspicious activity to Manager/Head
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Maintain professional practice standards
  • Comply with health and safety legislation
  • Keep mentally alert

Service Networking & Stakeholder Relations

  • Provide quality service to internal/external customers in a courteous and professional manner
  • Work closely with Management, providing information, reports and assistance as required
  • Adopt a problem solving approach to financial/other issues
  • Project a favourable and professional image promoting respect for PCA

HR Team Building & Employee Relations

  • Actively participate in the transfer of knowledge/best practice to enhance performance
  • Co-operate/work closely with management/staff for the overall success of PCA
  • Ensure connectivity and integrated functioning to increase successful outcomes
  • Actively participate in meetings and training
  • Report to work punctually and regularly
  • Set an excellent example

Academic & Experience

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Accounting, Management, Business or relevant field from an accredited university OR
  • At least Level 1 Accounting Qualification e.g. ACCA, CMA, CIMA
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Finance/Accounting/related field with:
    • Basic knowledge of finance and accounting
    • Basic knowledge of the PCA Act 2006
    • Basic knowledge of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago relating to Finance and Accounts

Skills & Competencies

  • Undoubted integrity, confidentiality and good initiative
  • Mentally alert, detailed, organized, thorough and accurate
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Flexible team player with the ability to work long hours
  • Computer Literate with basic-intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Suite


Applications, with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
Police Complaints Authority
Level  24, Tower D
International Waterfront Complex
Wrightson Road, Port of Spain

Applications may be submitted to the email address:


The PCA thanks all applicants for their interest and advise that only suitably qualified candidates will be contacted.