Senior Accounts Officer

Published by Jobstanzania on 6:27:00 am

Position: Senior Accounts Officer
Company: Mantra Tanzania Limited (Mantra),

Deadline: Jul 31, 2013
Source: The Guardian July 22, 2013

Mantra Tanzania Limited (Mantra), operating as a subsidiary of Uranium One, is focused on the potential development of Uranium Mine at the Mkuju River Project (MRP) in the Namtumbo District of Ruvuma Region. Mantra is in its final stages of signing a Mining Development Agreement with the Government of Tanzania, with the aim of commencing mine and plant construction in the end of 2013.

Mantra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is very committed to the highest level of safety and environmental practices, the respect of the culture of Tanzania and her peoples, the provision of employment opportunities for Tanzanian nationals, and the development of business linkages at the district, regional and national level.
To that end Mantra is seeking to recruit dynamic high quality individuals who can meet the technical requirements and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement to fill the following vacancy.

The successful candidate will join Mantra Tanzania Limited to assist with the Company's finance and administration function in Tanzania.

Reporting Line:Manager Finance
Location:Dar es Salaam Office

Principle Accountabilities

  • Review & sign-off of petty cash and MPESA reconciliations ensure balancing of cash and reconciliation to GL.
  • Review and sign-off of staff advances
  • Review and sign-off of accounts payable & GRV suspense control accounts on monthly basis.
  • Ensure adequate reconciliation of supplier accounts
  • Identify and resolve problems with above reconciliation process and ensure that processes are amended to prevent reoccurrence of identified problems.
  • Review & sign-off creditors' payments in respects of completeness of back-up documentation and compliance to company authorisation policy.
  • Loading of payments on electronic banking platform to ensure timely payment of company creditors
  • Ensure adequate maintenance of petty cash float.
  • Participate in company required audits.
  • Maintain the fixed asset register and ensuring accuracy.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the requisite tax returns and ensure timely lodgment and payments
  • Control the daily data input for the operative accounting system ensuring accuracy, proper cost coding and produce quality financial reports.
  • Responsible for reconciliation of the financial control accounts on a monthly basis
  • Assist the Finance Manager with budgeting process.
  • Assist with the monthly financial reporting to shareholders
  • Supplier liaison where required.
  • Assists with document management in the section.
  • Assist to ensure company insurance policies are up to date and company's assets are adequately covered and all claims are immediately lodged in case of any loss
  • Maintain contracts register
  • Ensure company recovers any back charges to contractors (or any third party).
  • Design and advise systems of internal control including drafting of accounting processes and procedures
  • Assists with the follow up of issues related to payment of taxes, annual rents on exploration licences and other related permits with various government ministries and departments

Person Specifications
1. Qualifications (Minimum)
An Accounting degree from a recognized institution.
A CPA Tanzania holder or its equivalent.

2. Experience
At least 4 years working in a similar role.
Prior work experience in a mining or construction environment with staff supervision would be an added advantage.

3. Knowledge and Skills

  • Competent user of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • IFRS knowledge.
  • Understanding of ERP systems.
  • Solid analytical & problem solving skills.
  • Good oral communication skills, both in English and Kiswahili.

Applicants are invited to submit their resume (indicating the position title in the subject heading) via Email To: HR-Tanzania@uranium1.com 

Or postal address to;

The Organisational Capability department
Mantra Tanzania Limited
P.O Box 23451
Dar es Salaam

Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you are not contacted by Mantra Tanzania Limited within fourteen (14) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful. Late applications will not be considered.

Deadline of Applications is 31 st July 2013



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