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The National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC) is
one of the leading property development companies in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Company is a professional services organization that provides a range of
property development and project management, procurement/contract
management and other consultancy services utilizing a project management
approach. The Company seeks to fill the following positions:
The Head Finance and Accounting is required to establish and monitor policies and
procedures for the effective operation of the finance and accounting function; participate
with the management team in strategic planning for the Company; and lead the finance
function to carry out the fiscal policies as directed by the Board and the General Manager. The
incumbent will also design, implement and monitor a system of accounting supportive of
the Company's business operations; plan and implement a system of internal control for
the protection of the Company's assets; and maintain a system of monthly departmental
accounting to provide timely financial information to each department of the Company.
Duties also include participating on the Company's Tenders Committee; preparing
monthly and annual financial statements; verifying and recommending all payments on
behalf of the Company; administering the Company's treasury function; and advising the
General Manager on financial matters.
• Professional accounting qualification or equivalent postgraduate university degree
• A minimum of ten (10) years experience in the field of finance, accounting and auditing
with at least five (5) years' at a senior management level
• Extensive knowledge of accounting practices and procedures
• Extensive knowledge of project financing
• Considerable knowledge of modern management techniques and practices
• Knowledge of relevant accounting computer programmes
• Excellent leadership skills
• Ability to analyse and integrate data, to discover facts and to develop concepts or
HEAD FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Interested individuals should
address their application to:
Head, Human Resources
56-60 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Closing date for applications is
Tuesday 30th June, 2015.
Only shortlisted applicants
will be contacted.
There is a perception that cervical cancer is a
young woman s disease, but half of deaths occur
in women more than 65, a British Medical Journal
It argues that the age limit for cervical screening
should be raised to 70 and older women should be
targeted in health campaigns.
There was an average of 449 deaths from the cancer
in over-65s and seven in under 25s between 2010 and
The report says the number of older women affected
is set to increase.
By the age of 60-64, just 72 per cent of women
in England in 2013 had been screened in the previous
This compares with 82 per cent of 50 to 54-year-
olds and 76 per cent of 55 to 59-year-olds.
While cervical cancer is the most common cancer
in women under 35, it continues to affect women of
Lead report author Dr Sue Sherman, senior lecturer
in psychology at Keele University, said the figures
suggest that older women are not getting themselves
screened to prevent cervical cancer.
"This has become a significant contributor to the
number contracting the disease."
She said that attention on younger women---includ-
ing the death of television celebrity Jade Goody aged
27 in 2009---had made women think of cervical cancer
as a younger woman s disease.
There has also been a campaign to lower the age
of screening from 25 in England after the death of a
number of young women from cervical cancer.
Yet 20 per cent of new diagnoses are in women
more than 65.
"We need to change the perception of cervical
cancer so it is thought of just like breast and bowel
cancer---that it can affect women well into old age."
The report found that women who had been tested
regularly between the ages of 50 and 64 had "a relatively
low risk" of getting the disease in the next 20 years.
But women who had not been screened during this
time increased their risk considerably.
Dr Sherman said: "Regular screenings have the
potential to catch the disease early and reduce the
number of victims of cervical cancer dramatically."
The NHS cervical screening programme in England,
Wales and Northern Ireland stops sending invitations
for cervical screening after a woman reaches 65,
although they can request to be screened after that
In Scotland, women between the ages of 20 and
60 are screened, but this will change to come into
line with England s programme in April 2016.
Prof Julietta Patnick, director of the NHS cancer
screening programmes, said: "The natural history of
cervical cancer means that it is unlikely that women
of 65 and over who have been regularly screened and
discharged from the programme will go on to develop
"If a woman, aged over 65, has any concerns about
her cervical health, we suggest that she contacts her
GP at the earliest opportunity."
Cervical screening is estimated to save 4,500 lives
in England each year.
Robert Music, chief executive of Jo s Cervical Cancer
Trust, said there was an urgent need to increase survival
rates for women in this age group.
He said some women believed that because they
had been celibate for several years they did not consider
themselves to be at risk.
"We must remind all women that HPV is very com-
mon and can lie dormant for very long periods of
time, and that the best way of reducing one s risk of
cervical cancer is to attend screening promptly whilst
eligible," he said. (BBC)
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
News and Advice
Cervical cancer 'not just a
young woman's disease'
'If a woman, aged over 65, has
any concerns about her cervical
health, we suggest that she
contacts her GP.'
---Prof Julietta Patnick, Director
of NHS cancer screening
It argues that the age limit for
cervical screening should be
raised to 70 and older women
should be targeted in health
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