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Joji Vaka Resume

Personal Details

Joji Vaka is from Manuku Village,  Batiki Island in Lomaiviti. He is married to Cema Vaka and has a 21 year old daughter. Joji, was Chief Auditor-Large & International whilst last in employment with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service on 20th December 2021.

Contact Details

Mobile: + (679) 804 9175
E-mail address: joji.vaka@llvtaxconsultants.com

Previous Work Experience

2016 – 2021             Chief Auditor Large & International
2018                          Acting National Manager Audit & Compliance (6 Months)
2012 – 2015             Chief Auditor Lautoka Audit Section
2009 – 2011             Chief Auditor Large & International also Acting National Manager Audit & Compliance.
2008 – 2009            Principal Assessor – Debt Management Unit
2006 – 2007            Principal Auditor – Audit Section
2003 – 2005            Senior Auditor – Labasa Audit Section
1998 – 2002            Auditor – Intergraded Audits
1996 – 1997             Assessor – Technical Company Sections
1995 – 1996             Graduate Trainee – Processing Section

Academic Qualification

  • 1994 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Single Major in Accounting) – University of the South Pacific (USP) 

Professional Development

Local Trainings

  • Introduction To Word 6.0 Course.
  • In – Country Workshop On Auditing In Taxation
  • Written Communication Course
  • International Transfer Pricing
  • MS – Excel 97 Advanced, MS Power Point 97 & M.Y.O.B Accounting
  • Transfer Pricing and Tax Transparency in the Pacific Islands
  • Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP)
  • Advanced Leadership Excellence Program – Facilitator, International Institute of Human Capital. 
  • IMF Audit Managers Training Course.
  • Introduction to International Tax Issues Workshop – facilitated by World Bank.
  • Managing A Modern Tax Administration Workshop – facilitated by PFTAC/IMF.

Overseas Trainings

  • Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) – Advanced Management Potential Training – HMRC UK.
  • Advanced Seminar in Transfer Pricing – Malaysia Tax Academy (Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia)
  • Case Studies in Transfer Pricing – Malaysia Tax Academy (Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia)
  • Overview of the work of BEPS – Malaysia Tax Academy (Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
  • Auditing MNE’s for BEPS – Malaysia Tax Academy (Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia)
  • Australian Fraud Summit (2016)Tax and Corruption Symposium – Sydney, Australia

Other Achievements.

  • Competent Authority for FRCS from 2020 to 2021 with overseas tax jurisdictions Fiji has Double Tax Agreements with like Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, South Korea etc.
  • Chairman of the FRCS Disciplinary Committee in 2021 that makes recommendations to FRCS CEO/FRCS Board on the disciplinary actions to be instituted against staffs on alleged unethical acts after investigation.
  • 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.
  • In Year 2000 I was a member of the project team that was setup to pilot integrated audit in FRCS. Integrated audit was then introduced by FRCS after the success of the project team. 
  • Co-facilitating PITAA/PFTAC Regional Workshop on Auditing Financial Statements- 31st July 2017 to 4thAugust 2017.
  • Facilitator PITAA/PFTAC Tax Audit Managers Regional Workshop – 11th November 2019 to 14th November 2019. 
  • Currently Chairman of the Development Committee of Manuku Village, Batiki Island in Lomaiviti.