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Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following positions in the Finance group at
Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago:
PURPOSE - The Manager Billing Production is responsible for the maintenance of the accuracy of the billing
databases on the company's billing platforms so as to facilitate the capturing of call records into billing in a
timely and accurate manner. The incumbent also provides inputs into the resolving of billing issues experi-
enced by external and internal customers.
• Coordinates and supervises the daily reconciliation of polling data and accepts the transfer of polling
files from exchanges into billing via the billing platform
• Ensures that unbilled/suspense minutes are cleared in a timely manner to mitigate potential revenue loss.
• Ensures accuracy of customer billing details through the process of pre-bill and post- bill validation.
• Manages the printing, inserting and dispatching of customers' bills for all billing platforms (in-house
• Plans, budgets and ensures that all required resources are provided internally and delivered to external
printing vendors to facilitate bill production e.g. consumables, stationery, bill printers and inserters etc.
• Provides inputs into the development of RFPs, advice to the Tender Committee and to Legal Officer in
the preparation of vendor contracts.
• Responsible for vendor relationship, contract and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Management.
• Approves payments for outsource vendor, suppliers/partners and ensures that they are paid in a timely
• Develops performance metrics for vendors and manages their performance based on agreed service
level agreements (SLAs).
• Develops and manages the Section's approved annual budget.
• Provides training opportunities for the team to keep abreast of developments in the telecommunications
• Manages all aspects of employee performance and ensures adherence to all HR Industrial Relations policy
• Ensures that all work is done in accordance with established safety practices and procedures.
• Performs all related duties as required by the position.
• At least a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting or a related program.
• At least three (3) years in a bill production environment.
• At least two (2) years involved supervising or managing staff.
PURPOSE: To support the asset management function by the timely reporting and analysing of all capital
expenditures on a monthly and yearly basis and by maintaining and coordinating the capitalization process
from project inception and approval, to the capitalization of the fixed asset, to its depreciation and eventual
disposal, ensuring at all times that the most relevant and up-to-date international financial reporting standards
and GAAP are applied to the department's day-to-day operations.
• Assists in the management of the company's capitalization policy by ensuring that fixed assets and fixed
asset projects are added to the fixed asset system with adequate information, that they are easily
identifiable, and that asset book and tax lives are correctly assigned in compliance with company and
• Assists in the management of the company's asset retirement policy, by ensuring that fixed asset
disposals are effectively identified and recorded on a timely basis.
• Reports on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis all fixed asset activity, including: capital work in
progress activity, capitalized asset activity, disposals, and depreciation.
• Monitors all PIS account reconciliations, ensuring that the ageing of all reconciling items are kept within
• Supports the development, monitoring and improvement, of an efficient corporate-wide fixed asset
accounting and reporting system and completes special projects as required.
• Assists in the completion of additional projects as required, including depreciation projections, asset lives
changes, asset impairment and asset verification exercises and year end fixed assets audit schedules
• Performs all related duties as required by the position.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Level II ACCA or similar intermediate stage of completion of any tertiary accounting qualification
• Be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in the financial reporting function specifically in accounting for fixed
assets for GAAP and tax purposes in a medium to large company.
• Experience in organizational skills and in managing multiple tasks and conflicting priorities.
• Experience in telecommunications will be an asset.
• Audit Experience will be an asset.
Interested persons should send their Résumé to the following address or via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business on the 14th June 2015.
Manager Recruitment and Selection
Telecommunications 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 acknowledged.
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Here are some tips on how to make
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First and foremost, decide how you
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Do you want to be perceived as having
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This is important because you must
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Building Your Online Presence
There are two parts to building an
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creating online activity and content.
There are increasingly more sites where
you can build a presence, and this article
will focus on just the top sites.
First, the 4 Key Sites
The first place employers will go is
LinkedIn where they can see just about
everything about you as LinkedIn can
also incorporate your online content from
Twitter and your blog if you have one.
Make sure your profile is 100% complete,
that you have at least 3 references and
your profile is compelling and brand-
2. Google Plus
Did you know that Google Plus has
Profiles? This is a simple and quick way
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Top Trick: Google s search algorithm
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Note too that you can setup Google
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Yes, the 140-character tweet is here
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Major firms are posting jobs on Twit-
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Search relevant hashtags, follow the
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responding to tweets so you can build
I will admit I have not yet accepted
that professionals need a Facebook page
as I see that more for personal informa-
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book is pushing hard to be accepted as
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companies have Facebook pages.
My guess is that the reasons to have
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Second, Building Activity by Providing
Once you are on the core identity sites
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Attract potential employers and new
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Because Amazon is a very high-ranking
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If you want to really establish expertise,
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ou can connect your LinkedIn Profile
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LinkedIn also has a Status bar that allows
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Your online identity and presence will
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search, so follow these tips and separate
yourself from other job candidates.
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