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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) is mandated to regulate and
administer a safe civil aviation system whilst ensuring that Trinidad and Tobago properly
discharges its obligations under international civil aviation agreements and treaties. The
TTCAA is seeking to recruit suitably qualified persons to the following position:
SENIOR AUDIT OFFICER
The incumbent will be required to successfully complete assigned audit engagements from
inception to conclusion inclusive of planning, scheduling and close-off activities through the
application of risk and control concepts.
Assists in the development of the Annual Internal Audit Plan for the Authority.
Develops audit testing procedures relevant to risk and engagement objectives.
Prepares audit working papers that record and summarize data on the assigned audits.
Perform audit projects in compliance with current professional and departmental standards.
Communicate issues identified to the Internal Auditor, offering recommended solutions
relevant to the business and risk.
Supervise the Internal Audit Clerk providing guidance and overall review of deliverables.
Ensure audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the processes,
circumstances, and risk.
Obtain and review evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented.
Prepare a draft audit report outlining the audit findings, implications and recommendations
for the review of the Internal Auditor.
Assist in the conduct of special audit investigations.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
1st Degree in Accounting and Or Auditing, ACCA, CIMA or any related qualifications.
A minimum of five (5) years internal / external auditing experience.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of computer software applications such as Peachtree Accounting as
well as proficiency in Microsoft Office with a high degree of competency in the use of
Relevant combinations of qualifications and experience will be considered.
Interested applicants need apply by the 23rd August, 2014 to:
The Human Resources Department
Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 2163, National Mail Centre, Golden Grove Road Piarco.
from---bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer,
according to a large review of scientific stud-
Researchers who analysed all available evidence
from studies and clinical trials assessing benefits
and harm found that taking aspirin for ten years
could cut bowel cancer cases by around 35 per
cent and deaths from the disease by 40 per cent.
Rates of oesophageal and stomach cancer were
cut by 30 per cent and deaths from these cancers
by 35 to 50 per cent.
Professor Jack Cuzick, head of the centre for
cancer prevention at Queen Mary University of
London, said the evidence showed that, to reap
the benefits of aspirin, people need to take a daily
dose of 75 to 100 milligrams for at least five years
and probably up to ten years between the ages
of 50 and 65.
No benefit was seen while taking aspirin for
the first three years and death rates were only
reduced after five years, he and his team reported
in a review in the Annals of Oncology journal.
"Our study shows that if everyone aged between
50 and 65 started taking aspirin daily for at least
ten years, there would be a 9 per cent reduction
in the number of cancers, strokes and heart attacks
overall in men, and around 7 per cent in women,"
Cuzick said in a statement about the research.
But the researchers also warned that taking
aspirin long-term increases the risk of bleeding
in the stomach: among 60-year-olds who take
daily aspirin for ten years, the risk of digestive
tract bleeding increases from 2.2 per cent to 3.6
per cent, and this could be life-threatening in a
small proportion of people, they said.
"Whilst there are some serious side effects that
can't be ignored, taking aspirin daily looks to be
the most important thing we can do to reduce
cancer after stopping smoking and reducing obe-
sity, and will probably be much easier to imple-
ment," Cuzick said.
Aspirin, originally developed by the German
drugmaker Bayer, is a cheap, over-the-counter
drug generally used to combat pain or reduce
The drug reduces the risk of clots forming in
blood vessels and can therefore protect against
heart attacks and strokes, so it is often prescribed
for people who already suffer with heart disease
and have already had one or several attacks.
Aspirin also increases the risk of bleeding in
the stomach to around one patient in every 1,000
per year, a factor which has fuelled debate over
whether doctors should advise patients to take
it as regularly as every day.
Cuzick said the risk of bleeding "depends on
Scientific review finds
aspirin cuts cancer
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
News and Advice
a number of known factors which people need
to be aware of before starting regular aspirin"
and advised people to consult a doctor before
embarking on daily medication. (Reuters)
The drug reduces the risk of clots
forming in blood vessels and can
therefore protect against heart
attacks and strokes, so it is often
prescribed for people who already
suffer with heart disease and have
already had one or several attacks.
Aspirin also increases the risk of
bleeding in the stomach to around one
patient in every 1,000 per year, a
factor which has fuelled debate over
whether doctors should advise
patients to take it as regularly as
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