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Arieta Laisani Resume

Personal Details

Arieta Laisani Raitamata hails from Nabudrau Village, Noco in Rewa and has 2 daughters, aged 23 & 22. She lost her husband in 2015 due to a work-related accident. Arieta, held the position of Chief Auditor Transfer Pricing whilst last employed at the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service on 20th December 2021.

Contact Details

Mobile: + (679) 944 9481
E-mail address: arieta.raitamata@llvtaxconsultants.com

Previous Work Experience

2020 – 2021              Functional Team Lead – FRCS New Tax Information System Project (not 2019)
2019 – 2020              Member of the FRCS New Tax Information System Project Team
2016 – 2019              Chief Auditor Transfer Pricing
2015 – 2016              Chief Auditor Fraud & Evasion Unit
2014 – 2015              Chief Auditor Transfer Pricing
2014                           Acting National Manager Audit & Compliance
2013 – 2014              Principal Auditor –Large & International Tax Audits
2008 – 2011              Principal Auditor – Debt Management & Lodgment Enforcement Units
2004 – 2007             Senior Auditor – Debt Management & Lodgment Enforcement Units
2000 – 2003             Auditor – Integrated Audit
1996 – 1999              Assessor – Technical and Company Sections
1995 – 1996              Graduate Trainee – Processing Section

Academic Qualification

  • 2011-2013 Masters in Business & Commerce (majoring in Taxation Policy and Management) –Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1994 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Majoring in Accounting & Financial Management & Management – University of the South Pacific (USP) 

Professional Development

Local Trainings

  • International Transfer Pricing (Facilitated by World Bank)
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Management Planning
  • Skills & Strategies for Effective Debt Management 
  • How to Manage Projects in an Organisation
  • How to Develop a Strategic Plan
  • Customer Care, Customer Service & Customer SatisfactionHow to Develop Leadership in an Organisation

Overseas Trainings

  • General Taxation Principals (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Mutual Agreement Procedure (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Customs Valuation (Shanghai, China)
  • Transfer Pricing Knowledge Sharing by BDO Australia (Sydney, Australia)
  • General Transfer Pricing Principals (Duke University- Center for International Development, USA)
  • Pacific Leadership Program 2016 (Administered by NZ Customs Services)

Other Achievements.

  • Member of the team that provided input in the drafting of the Tax Administration Act 2009.
  • Member of the team that was directly involved in the drafting of the Capital Gains Tax Decree 2011.
  • Member of the team that was directly involved in the drafting of the Income Tax Act 2015.
  • Member of the team that was directly involved in the drafting of the draft VAT Bill now in discussion.
  • Member of the team that was directly involved in the designing of the Audit module now live in NTIS that is the new IT system used by FRCS.
  • Involved in the vetting on some of the FRCS Standard Interpretation Guidelines (SIG) now in the FRCS website.