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7639 Electricity Commission Vacancy 14 - 28 November 2023

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Application deadline extended to 22 December 2023

The Energy Commission is seeking expressions of interest from experienced persons who wish to be considered for appointment as the Commission’s FINANCIAL CONTROLLER / REGULATORY AUDITOR. This position is now available.

Starting Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Depending on Skills and Experience
Closing Date: Extended to 22 December 2023

Job Title
Financial Controller/Regulatory Auditor

To be eligible for the appointment a candidate must: -

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or Economics from a recognized Tertiary Institution;
  • Hold a Professional Accountancy Qualification; and
  • Must have at least seven years experience at a senior level in Financial Control and, ideally, also in Infrastructure Regulatory Fundamentals;
  • Produce two Character References and two Professional References.
  • Hold a clean driving license

Skill and Abilities

  • Ability to complete work with limited instructions and as per the requirement;
  • Must be honest, ethical and law-abiding;
  • Be able to exercise critical thinking skills;
  • Must be able to write clearly and concisely;
  • Independently Conducting audit inspections;
  • Good communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills;
  • Ability to write clear, concise, robust, and balanced research reports;
  • Be able to work to deadlines, be highly organized, and have the ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to track information from sources relating to a particular activity; and
  • Ability to stand his/her ground when seeking information.
  • Willing to travel to other locations;
  • Very high level of analytical skills and knowledge
  • Capacity to present data in graphics for a broad understanding of stakeholders;
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • High standard of oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate a high level of professional achievement;
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of Accountancy and Audit Standards, and ideally also of Regulatory Economics;
  • Fluency in written both English and Tongan;

In assessing applicants, particular regard will be given to the following criteria:

  • previous experience;
  • personal characteristics including reputation for integrity, reliability, patience, and discretion;
  • proven organisational, professional, and management skills;
  • computer literacy;
  • record of public service;
  • ability to work under pressure and without supervision;
  • ability to give independent and impartial advice;
  • ability to give fair, balanced, and consistent advice without undue delay;
  • ability to provide leadership and to work as a team player within the senior management of the Commission;
  • ability to inspire respect and confidence.


  • Provide accurate and timely accounts, and analytical information required;
  • Have a strong focus on integrity in all business matters
  • Ensure all taxes (and any other Government or regulatory returns are prepared) and paid on time;
  • Communicate well with regulated entities, suppliers, banks, and Government bodies to facilitate accuracy and timely accounts;
  • Control of accountable documents and petty cash, ensuring all internal controls are strictly followed;
  • Train staff on the use of accounting software, bookkeeping, procedures, and other financial transactions;
  • Prepare projections when required and assist with the preparation of annual budgets and review of insurance;
  • Undertake financial analysis of regulated entities as required;
  • Carry out various projects and such other tasks as requested from time to time by the Commission, CEO, or General Administrator; and
  • Carry out Regulatory Audit of power suppliers as tasked by the Commission.

Job Location/Postal Address

Head Office
P. O. Box 47
Kingdom of Tonga (South Pacific)

How to apply

Applicants who wish to apply must submit their application with the endorsement of your respective Chief Executive Officer. All applications must be accompanied by:

  • Letter of Application a cover letter
  • Full personal details curriculum vitae;
  • Certified Copies of academic transcripts and credentials
  • Evidence that the applicant meets the eligibility and assessment criteria specified above;
  • Two Character References and two Professional References must be supplied.

All applications are to be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Tonga Energy Commission

Contact details

Expressions of interest, before the deadline, should be sent to the Commission Secretary at meleseini [dot] folau [at] gmail [dot] com or delivered to her at the Commission Head Office at Tu‘atakilangi (‘Api ‘o Tapueluelu). All expressions of interest will be treated in the strictest confidentiality