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NAFASI ZA KAZI – Poltan Africa Limited, Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant 

Job Summary

Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.

Job Description

The accountant will be responsible for several major duties:

    • Document financial transactions by entering account information.
    • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
    • Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
    • Collect data to determine costs of business activity such as material purchases, inventory and labor
    • Maintain an expenses database and determine fixed costs (e.g. salaries, allowances etc.)
    •  Analyze actual operational costs and preparing periodic reports; compare standard costs to actual operational costs
    • Record cost information for use in controlling expenditures
    • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting profitability of services
    • Prepare monthly returns
    • Analyze and report profit margins
    •  Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions
    • Support to external audit function (Statutory Audit); ensuring that statutory audit is carried out successfully.
    •  Maintain an up to date fixed asset register, prepare depreciation schedules and update the ledger.
  • Payroll Administration; preparation of monthly payroll for payment and statutory deductions
  • Maintenance of debtors’ accounts; keep record of all debtors’ balances to ensure that they are easily understood and provide reliable information on the outstanding debts.
  • Processing supplier’s invoices; ensuring that the invoices have been properly approved. Ensuring that the goods invoiced have been received and that a GRN had been raised at the time of receiving the goods and ensuring that the invoice amount does not exceed the LPO amount.
  • Ensure that all taxes are paid on or before their due dates, supported by accurate returns as required by the tax authorities

Accountant General Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant study.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA Holder) or ACCA Certified
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Conversant with the preparation of financial statements (company and consolidation)
  • Knowledgeable on working with the IFRS as well as Tanzanian Tax Law
  • Cost Accounting Knowledge,
  • Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail,
  • Deadline-Oriented,
  • Confidentiality,
  • Time Management,
  • Data Entry Management,
  • General Math Skills,
  • Microsoft Office literacy

To apply for this role, please send your CV, Professional Certificates and Cover Letter to [email protected]  Application Deadline: 30th June 2020

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