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Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following positions at
Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago:
Auditor (2 positions) -- Finance and Operations
The review of existing Finance and Operations work processes, procedures and policies in rela-
tion to established standards, making recommendations for improvement where deviations exist.
Auditor -- Technology and Operations
The incumbent is responsible for the review of existing work processes, procedures and policies in
relation to established standards in Technology and Operations, making recommendations for
improvement where deviations exist.
Both positions are also required to:
• Plans specific audit assignments through interviews and investigation and prepares the Terms of
• Develops comprehensive, practical programmes of audit coverage for assigned areas which
includes time and cost budgets.
• Conducts pre-audit research to obtain basic understanding of the role and function of the activity to
• Represents Internal Audit on Corporate Projects and prepares report for review.
• Plans and conducts opening conferences to discuss scope of work, areas of emphasis and
• Prepares system documentation of the activity to be audited, verifies with internal customers
and obtain agreement.
• Identifies potential risk areas and related controls. Prepares control test programs.
• Verifies operations of the system by performing a system walk through liaising with auditee.
• Documents all test results and evaluate to determine adequacy and effectiveness of controls.
• Documents findings, develops relevant recommendations and review same with the Supervisor.
• Conducts closing conferences by presenting audit analysis to stakeholders, soliciting
responses to recommendations.
• Updates audit analysis to include agreed upon changes
• Prepares draft audit report on each audit assignment and submit to Supervisor for review.
• Monitors and follows up the implementation of the audit recommendations
• Maintains a properly cross-referenced working paper file.
• Provides input into the development of the annual Departmental audit plan and budget.
• Conducts external research to validate system and procedural applications.
• Performs such other related duties as required by the Supervisor.
Education/Experience for both positions:
• B.Sc. Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related discipline.
• FCCA; ACCA; CIA; CISA; CIMA; CFE; MCSE.
• At least five (5) years working experience in a similar position or related field.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Interested persons should send their Résumé to the following address or via email to recruit-
email@example.com no later than close of business on the 14th June 2015.
Manager Recruitment and Selection
elecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago
109 St Vincent Street
PORT OF SPAIN
All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Only suitable applications will be
Hiring managers aren't spot-
checking your syntax, they're eval-
uating your thought processes.
Show That You're Thinking
For example, maybe they ask how
you'd go about building a package-
tracking system for a local delivery
service. While you're not going to
create a complete solution during
the session, you'll have to identify
the solution's key functions, then
sketch out how they'd be executed
and the results they'd provide.
In developing your answer, explain
the reasoning behind any assump-
tions you make. It's OK to ask the
For example, you might want to
know how many drivers the hypo-
thetical delivery service employs and
how many packages it handles in a
day. This is the kind of information
you'd want to get while scoping out
any project, and the simple act of
asking the questions gives the man-
ager an indication that you're think-
ing about end users and the chal-
lenges you're helping them to face.
If the manager tells you to make
your own assumptions, go ahead.
Just be sure to tell him what they
are and why you're making them.
"Let's assume there are five drivers,
each one handling 60 packages a
day. I'm assuming each driver can
deliver eight packages an hour during
an eight-hour shift because we have
to allow for driving time between
This illustrates the key to success-
fully navigating the technical inter-
view: You have to talk. Again, more
than anything else, the manager's
trying to get inside your head.
By asking questions, explaining
assumptions, and stepping through
each step of the solution you're
building, you'll provide a sense of
your approach to information-gath-
ering and problem-solving.
That's why even talking your way
into a dead end isn't necessarily a
sign of trouble. You'll recognize the
roadblock, and you'll step back to
try another approach. That kind of
thing happens in the real world, and
the manager knows it.
Engage with the Interviewer
The technical interview also gives
managers a sense of how you engage
Though many tech professionals
dismiss the idea, communication is
an important part of their job. Cod-
ing may be a solitary occupation,
but in the course of their work,
developers interact with team mem-
bers on a daily basis, and may be
called upon to work with end users,
clients, business partners, or other
employees of their company.
So always keep your cool. Don't
feel pressured to give the right
answer -- focus on explaining your
approach in a way that's clear and
Be prepared for trick questions:
Some managers will use them to
throw you off balance and see how
And don't be surprised if you're
asked to define even basic terms.
The manager may want to learn how
you'll explain concepts to people
who aren't as technically savvy as
During the technical interview,
the manager's interests go beyond
what you know about syntax and
arrays. Remember that by the time
you've been invited in for face-to-
face meetings, the employer's already
decided you're capable of doing the
While the whiteboard session gives
you a chance to reinforce your tech-
nical skills, it's also an opportunity
to show off how you can bring your
professional experience to bear, com-
municate with others, and be an
effective member of the team. That's
what managers want to know.
Technology professionals dislike few things more than the technical interview.
That's no surprise: Here you are, an expert in your field, with code on
GitHub and a track record of business results to point to, and you have to
stand at a whiteboard to talk your way through using an algorithm or designing
It's a standard part of the IT hiring process, and that's not going to change
any time soon.
As grueling as they might be, these interviews help hiring managers answer
fundamental questions. In addition to establishing a candidate's core technical
knowledge, they offer insight into how you approach technical challenges,
work under pressure, and engage with others.
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