Principal Accountant I

Published by Jobstanzania on 9:30:00 pm

POSITION: Principal Accountant I
PLACE: Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Report to: Chief Accountant
Supervise: Accountants

Job Purpose:
To provide and enlist support to Head of Cluster/Department in regard to accounting and financial management implementation of policy, procedures and plans for achievement of Commission objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Assist the Chief Accountant in providing financial and information whenever required;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in handling investments of the Commission;
  • Prepare Final accounts, budget and budget controls;
  • Direct implementation of accounting functions by ensuring collection, classification, recording and reconciliation of accounting data;
  • Prepare in accordance with accepted accounting principles, the consolidated annual accounts of the Commission;
  • Initiate and recommend improvements in accounting system;
  • Manage the internal accounting and record keeping work for the Commission; Prepare statutory statements of the Commission;
  • Provide for an adequate external audit that will safeguard the assets of the organization, check the accuracy and reliability of accounting data and encourage adherence to prescribed accounting policies.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Possession of CPA (T) or its equivalent registered with NBAA with at least five years relevant work experience from reputable organizations and hold a Master degree in Finance or business administration;
  • Strong financial analysis skills and extremely details, oriented with using Microsoft Access and Excel
Key Competencies
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills
  • Grant management skills
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Demonstration of personal drive and self motivation
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Proactive and professionally confident

Salary Scale: COSS 11

Mode of Application :
Send a cover letter and a detailed CV with copies of your academic and professional certificates and testimonials; with names of three referees to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications is 18/6/2013 at 3.30 pm

Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone and/or fax numbers and e-mail addresses for easy contact.

Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 4302,
Dar es Salaam. 

Deadline: June 18, 2013
Source: Daily News June 7, 2013



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