Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Senior Accountant

Jobs Tanzania
Greetings from J & T PROACTIVE CONSULTING COMPANY LIMITED. On behalf of our client, we are recruiting for the position of Senior Accountant.

Our client is an International NGO.
Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Mbeya

General Overview
This position is responsible for day to day transactional accounting operations of NGO operations under PEPFAR and TPDF Program. The Senior Accountant will serve as a point person for accounting and provide supervision, coaching and support to program staff and any other junior accountant in the department. He / She is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable accounting policies and procedures, laws and regulations requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and supervision of other department  accountant(s)
Ensuring daily accounting activity are executed with the right ethical practices.
Perform accounting activities to include financial reports, bank reconciliations, general ledger entries, and other general accounting functions
Ensure efficient of the document workflow within the department from the point request is made, approval, final payment and reconciliation.
Maintain, monitor accounts and finance helpdesk to ensure issues raised by other staffs are responded and resolved timely.
Maintain and reconcile petty cash accounts on a monthly basis to be reviewed by the accounting manager.
Maintain strong financial reports in compliance with organizations policies and procedure
Responsible for GL entries and accurate recordkeeping to support entries and transactions.
Ensures timely monthly and annual accounting close.
Resolves accounting issues, concerns, and questions in a timely manner to ensure smooth and efficient program operations and reporting.
Provides monthly accounting reports finance and accounting staff for review.
Assist in Payroll preparation on monthly basis, payroll reconciliations and resolving all payroll related issues.
Reviews vs. prepares monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts
Trains project accounting staff on NGO procedures and policies
Assist with the preparation of financial reports for US Government, institutional funders and private donors as needed
Respond to routine HQ accounting-related inquiries
Provides support for internal and external audit support
Review the completeness and accuracy of regional office and country office monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports package submissions; resolve related problems and/or provide guidance to Country Offices to resolve them as appropriate
Maintain vendor files and related accounting records, such as leases and contracts
Manage accounts payables, receivables, payroll, travel advances, and international wires
Supports or leads on special projects as needed.
Any other responsibilities as assigned by accounting manager, in support of the team.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
ACCA/CPA (T) is required
7-10 years minimum accounting and/or auditing experience preferably in a nonprofit or international development environment
4-6 years of supervision experience in mid to large accounting department
Knowledge of and familiarity with accounting systems/packages
Experience managing staff
Ability to use good judgment and professionalism; experience in decision-making
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience with QuickBooks accounting and Aruti payroll software required.
Experience with US government regulations a plus
Accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines
Strong skills in internal controls and accounting standards
Ability to function effectively both autonomously and on complex/sensitive issues and projects.
High level of professionalism, transparency, and integrity in overall production of work product.
High standard of written and spoken English

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae (CV)

Please send to us your application:

Make sure your CV in Microsoft word format.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.