Financial Secretary Office News

Financial Secretary Office News

Financial Intelligence Unit *** Scam Warning ***

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) advises the public of a current email scam targeting Cook Islands government officials. 

The FIU wishes to alert any person who has received emails from the following address to ignore the email and to delete it from their inbox:

Email address:

The FIU reminds people to be vigilant against scams, in particular from email, fake websites and social media. Electronic scams can be highly sophisticated and they may, at first glance, seem legitimate and may purportedly come from a person you know.

The FIU advises the public to be very careful of disclosing personal information or making payments when a request for either is received unsolicited and may involve dealing, or transacting, with people or businesses in countries you normally do not deal with.

For further advice, please contact the FIU on 29182, 55354 or email

Vacancy: Senior Economist (CLOSED)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Ministry of Economics and Financial Management as the Senior Economist. Reporting to the Economic Policy Advisor, the successful applicant will be required to lead staff in economic forecasting and analysis, and policy development across government.
Key focus areas of the position are:

  • Policy formulation and development, including analysis and provision of policy recommendations in response to economic and development issues.
  • Economic analysis, monitoring and reporting on trends in the national and regional economies, and research on the country’s macroeconomic environment.
  • Budget Development and coordination including analysis of budget initiatives.

The successful applicant will possess strong leadership skills, a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics or an equivalent field and strong experience in cost-benefit analysis of policy proposals and stakeholder engagement.

For a detailed job description please email Etuatina Drollett at or uplift from MFEM. To be considered applicants must address the required qualifications and skills. Apply to the Financial Secretary with CV and email to Etuatina Drollett.  Applications close 3pm on 10 July 2017.

Vacancy: Treasurer

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) is seeking a leadership professional for the position of Treasurer, Revenue Management Division (RMD). who will report directly to the Financial Secretary. 

The ideal candidate will be a strong, influential leader with:

  • an understanding of Cook Islands tax and customs system and a passion for improving community outreach and the ability to demonstrate cultural awareness in all their actions; 
  • excellent stakeholder relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively with the private sector and Government agencies to provide an exceptional client experience and deliver contemporary, professional and efficient outcomes; 
  • the ability to inspire and develop the people they lead, by managing performance and actively seeking relevant development opportunities and promoting a culture of continuous improvement; and
  • sound understanding of the nature and operations of the public sector, and strong communications skills

In addition, experience in working in small island economies and familiarity with the Tax Information Exchange Agreements and the BEPS Inclusive Framework and other international tax related agreements, would be an advantage. 

We offer a competitive remuneration package including allowances and superannuation, plus relocation costs. 

To obtain more information, including position description and remuneration, or the application process, please go to or email Applications close at 3.00pm Friday 30 June 2017.