Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 9th 2015 Contents A44
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The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) is a Special Purpose State Enterprise
established by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to manage the delivery of assigned infrastructure
projects in drainage and flood control, reclamation, highway and transportation sectors. NIDCO is inviting
applications for the following position:
Summary of Functions
Responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records, preparing the accounting records for periodical
reviews, advising the Vice President Finance on matters pertaining to the planning and accomplishment of
the projects assigned to NIDCO, implementation and maintenance of the accounting systems and the date
therein, development and implementation of procedures and controls and the preparation of monthly
reports and financial statements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plans and administers accounting systems and advises on accounting matters.
Develops and implements financial and accounting systems for the organization to provide records of
assets, liabilities and financial transactions.
Advises on matters such as financial policies and investment portfolios.
Manages and effectively conducts all activities pertaining to cash disbursement, purchases, wages and
taxes and ensuring the maintenance of proper accounting records in respect of these transactions.
Monitors expenditure or credit issued on work in progress to ensure compliance with policies
and procedures and relevant Government regulations.
Plans, co-ordinates and conducts audits of records and procedures.
Conducts financial reconciliation activities into use of working capital and deviation from budgets.
Audits accounting and book-keeping records of the company.
Prepares and certifies financial reports and statements to management, Board of Directors or
shareholders of the organization.
Prepares budgets and forecasts.
Maintains all accounting controls and assess the risks associated with the company.
Educational, Qualification and Experience Requirements
Qualified Accountant having ACCA, CPA or CIMA
At least five (5) years practical experience in a computerized accounting environment and at least two
(2) years at a supervisory level.
Good understanding of financial services and accounting systems.
Competency in developing and implementing accounting strategy.
Proficiency and knowledge in the accounting software applications.
Computer literate in spreadsheet related applications and accounting software packages.
Sound knowledge of Trinidad & Tobago Taxation Laws and other statutory requirements (Corporate,
PAYE, NIS and Health Surcharge).
Good analytical skills.
THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
National Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd
No 3 Melbourne Street
Port of Spain
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT
OF APPLICATIONS IS
AUGUST 17TH, 2015.
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
MIDDLE EAST---Something is stirring in Saudi
Arabia. Gone is the historically conservative, don t-
rock-the-boat, tip-toeing approach to the big,
strategic issues of the Middle East.
In its place has come a new, assertive attitude
that is seeing the oil-rich kingdom set off on pre-
viously untried and potentially-risky ventures.
In Yemen, the Saudi military has now been at war
with Houthi rebels for more than four months.
In Syria, Saudi patronage for Islamist rebels
opposed to the government of President Bashar al-
Assad has been stepped up dramatically---and, on
the Iran nuclear deal, well-placed Saudi sources have
let it be known that if they assess Tehran as likely
to acquire nuclear weapons in the future, then Saudi
Arabia will go down the same path, triggering a
Middle Eastern arms race.
So, what's behind this?
Jeddah, September 2013, and Frank Gardner, BBC
security correspondent, was sitting in an air-con-
ditioned reception room in a well-guarded palace,
close to the shores of the Red Sea.
There were only two other people in the room,
Crown Prince---now King---Salman Bin Abdulaziz
al-Saud and his most favoured son, Prince
Mohammed Bin Salman. On that day, Prince Salman
was still 16 months away from succeeding his brother
King Abdullah to the throne.
As the country s defence minister he had just
rushed back from holiday in Morocco to take charge
of Saudi forces, which were then poised to support
the Americans in launching punitive missile strikes
The missile strikes were supposed to be an inter-
national response to the widely-held belief that the
Syrian regime was behind the massive nerve gas
attack at Ghouta that summer, which killed hundreds
of Syrian civilians.
Thanks to a Russian-brokered deal that saw Assad
give up his chemical arsenal---or most of it---the
missile strikes were called off at the eleventh hour.
Pro-government forces have been supporting the
Saudis on the ground in Yemen.
Young but ambitious
For the Saudi leadership, this was a seminal
moment and a turning point in its dealings with
The Saudis felt utterly let down by their long-
time American allies.
They had been hoping that combined international
military action against the Assad regime would
finally turn the corner in that country s civil war,
removing Iran s only allied Arab ruler, President
Assad, and replacing him with a Sunni-led govern-
When this did not happen, the senior Saudi
princes and decision-makers resolved that, from
then on, they would have to take matters into their
Step forward the young, militarily inexperienced,
but highly ambitious Prince Mohammed Bin Salman,
the younger man present in that meeting in Jeddah.
At about 30 years old, he is possibly the world s
youngest defence minister.
He is also the visible face of the massive Saudi-
led military campaign to push back the Shia Houthi
rebels in Yemen and restore the exiled President
Hadi, a Saudi ally, to power. (BBC)
Prince Mohammed Bin
Salman, the younger man
present in that meeting in
Jeddah. At about 30
years old, he is possibly
the world's youngest
defence minister. He is
also the visible face of
the massive Saudi-led
military campaign to push
back the Shia Houthi
rebels in Yemen and
restore the exiled
President Hadi, a Saudi
ally, to power.
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