Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 24th 2015 Contents A32
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RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited has a vacancy for:
Manager - Taxation
• Ensures tax compliance and reporting obligations for corporate, income tax, withholding
tax, VAT, stamp duty, turnover taxes, profit taxes and other relevant taxes, within South
• Provides tax consulting services to the Caribbean Business Unit, including interpretation
of Caribbean Tax laws, management of Tax Audits/ Objections and Tax Accounting issues.
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
• Responsible for RBC South Caribbean (Barbados, Eastern
Caribbean & Dutch Caribbean) legal entities' monthly, quarterly,
and annual Tax Reporting by consolidating, analyzing and
reporting tax provisions, tax notes and tax processes to ensure
that RBC Canada reporting obligations are met.
• Collaborate with Finance partners and external tax service
providers in South Caribbean Banking entities in the collation
and review of Corporation Tax computation information to assist
in the filing of annual Corporation Tax Returns for submission to
relevant Tax authorities within established statutory deadlines.
• Manage the collation of Schedules and supporting
documentation for Government Tax Audits based on the statutory
requirements for all the South Caribbean subsidiaries of RBC
Financial (Caribbean) Limited.
• Act as the central repository of tax and tax related information for
all RBC South Caribbean jurisdictions to assist in Canadian tax
• Provide tax advice and guidance to the Finance Team on the tax
treatment of accounting transactions e.g. capital gains/losses/
dividends/ interest etc.
• Support the Head Taxation Caribbean Banking in researching the
various Tax legislations in South Caribbean market and provide
recommendations on tax related matters to Business and
• Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of non-resident
issues inclusive of the review of payments for withholding
tax implications, and application of Double Taxation Treaties
• Under the guidance of Head Taxation Caribbean Banking,
liaise with tax authorities in South Caribbean on various issues
affecting Tax Quarterly Instalment/ Reducing Payments.
• Develop effective partnerships and collaborate with senior
management across Caribbean Banking business units and with
• Participation in Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) from
a Caribbean Banking perspective.
• Reporting directly into Head Taxation Caribbean Banking.
Staff Development and Teamwork
• Ensure that reward and recognition schemes are consistently
• Ensure that appropriate development activities are undertaken.
• Develop/maintain excellent working relationship with business
• Completion of professional Accounting certification (ACCA, CPA,
CA) or qualification through accredited tertiary institution.
• 5-6 Year experience in Tax Accounting, Reporting, and Compliance
• Strong working knowledge of IFRS accounting policies, and in
particular Deferred Tax.
• Strong knowledge of Income Tax Act, VAT and Corporation Tax Act
of Trinidad & Tobago & South Caribbean countries.
• Experience in dealing with Tax Authorities (field auditors and
• Experience in dealing with external auditors and external
• Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with
persons at all levels.
• Knowledge of Caribbean Banking environment.
• Proficient in the use of business desktop applications (MS
Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
• Advanced understanding of accounting and financial principles.
• Strong analytical skills to solve complex accounting issues, be
proficient in reviewing detailed financial data and show initiative
in problem solving and follow up.
• Ability to manage multiple projects, and prioritise work, to meet
• Ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical.
All applications must be submitted via e-mail to:
or mail to RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited,
HR Centre of Expertise, 3rd Floor West,
7-9 St. Clair Avenue, Port of Spain
By Friday, January 29, 2016
The US began implementing changes to its visa
policies that will make it harder for some Europeans
to travel to the United States in a bid to keep Isis
adherents out of the country.
The new rules apply to European, Japanese and
Australian travelers to the United States who have
visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since 2011 and dual-
citizens who have citizenship in one of those coun-
Under the change, these individuals will no longer
be able to enter the United States without applying
for a travel visa.
Currently, the Visa Waiver Program allows citizens
of participating countries to travel to the US without
State health officials confirm three New Yorkers
who had recently traveled outside the country have
tested positive for the mosquito-born Zika virus.
Officials identified the three individuals in Queens,
Nassau and Orange Counties, last Friday.
Officials wouldn t say where the people had recently
traveled, describing the locations as areas where the
"virus transmission is ongoing."
"There is virtually no risk of acquiring Zika virus
in New York State at this time as the virus cannot be
spread by casual contact with an infected person and
mosquitoes are not active in cold winter months,"
DOH Commissioner Howard Zucker said in a press
release. "But since this is a time of year when people
travel to warmer climates and countries where Zika
virus is found, we are urging residents, especially preg-
nant women, to check all health advisories before
traveling and take preventive measures when traveling
to affected countries," Zucker said.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
has expanded its warning for pregnant women thinking
of visiting 22 destinations, most in Latin America and
the Caribbean where the weather is warmer during
this time of the year. These countries banned include
Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador,
Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and
Samoa. There is currently no vaccine or medicine to
treat Zika virus.
A second case of the deadly Ebola virus has been
reported in the West African nation of Sierra Leone
in as many weeks---just seven days after health offi-
cials declared a major epidemic in the region had
The two cases are connected. The latest patient---
a woman being treated in the capital, Freetown---is
an aunt of a 22-year-old woman who died of Ebola
last week in Sierra Leone, World Health Organization
spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said.
The aunt, who had cared for her sick niece, tested
positive for the virus after developing symptoms
while in quarantine last Wednesday, Jasarevic said.
The latest cases have links to the neighbouring
country of Guinea, where the 22-year-old first became
sick, the WHO has said.
On January 14, the organisation declared an end
to the Ebola outbreak that killed about 11,300 people
and infected 28,600 others, mostly in the West
African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Flare-ups, though, were anticipated. The declaration
meant only that the three nations had reported zero
cases for at least 42 consecutive days, or two 21-day
incubation cycles of the virus.
"Lessons of the disease have taught us that coun-
tries that have experienced recent active transmission
of Ebola remain at high risk of these small-flare ups,
which is why strong prevention, detection and
response systems must remain in place and com-
munities must remain vigilant," Jasarevic said. (CNN)
US tightens visa policy for some Europeans
obtaining a visa. Thirty-one of the 38 coun-
tries in the programme are European nations,
with some Asian countries included as well,
according to the State Department.
The adjustment was mandated by legis-
lation passed in the wake of November s
deadly Isis-linked terrorist attacks in Paris,
where several of the perpetrators were Euro-
The House overwhelmingly passed the bill
in December, with House Homeland Security
Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, a
Texas Republican, saying this month that
the previous arrangement was a "huge secu-
rity gap that needed to be fixed."
The vast majority of foreign fighters who
have joined Isis or other terrorist groups and
then returned to the West have gone to Iraq
and Syria. Syria, Iran and Sudan are also
designated as state sponsors of terrorism,
according to the State Department.
While the new rules are unlikely to affect
great numbers of people, in December the
European Union Ambassador to the US,
David O Sullivan, along with 28 ambassadors
from EU countries, wrote an op-ed in The
Hill expressing some concerns about the
change to the visa programme.
He warned that a "blanket restriction" on
those who have visited Syria or Iraq would
likely affect those legitimately engaged in
business, journalism and humanitarian work
"while doing little to detect those who travel
by more clandestine means overland."
He added that dual citizens of EU countries
and those states included in the new guide-
lines would also be "disproportionately and
An EU official said, "We are following this
closely and waiting to see what the impact
on our citizens will be."
The individuals affected by the new rules
will still be able to apply for a visa using the
regular immigration process at their respective
embassies or consulates. (CNN)
Three test positive
for Zika in NY
Second case of Ebola
emerges in Sierra Leone
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