Accountant / Financial Controller Job Vacancy at SICPA December, 2021

Accountant / Financial Controller at SICPA December 2021

JOB TITLE: Accountant / Financial Controller

Req ID:  22947
Posted on:  27-Dec-2021

Dar Es Salaam (TZ10), Tanzania

Department:  Finance (50013320)
Job Family:  Finance
  1. Fundamental Purpose:

The Position has the below primary responsibilities.

  • Ensures that financial reports, general ledgers, and documentation complies with International Accounting Standards/ International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Tanzania Taxes Acts and Regulations, company’s policies, and local GAAP reporting guidelines for efficient and accurate reporting to all stakeholders.
  • Monitoring performance of projects in Tanzania -by monitoring CAPEX and Operating expenses budget vs actual implementation.
  • Assist the Finance Manager and SICPA Group officials with the forecasting, budgeting, financial reporting and accounting aspects of the company.
  1. Key Job Accountabilities:
  2. Preparation of financial statements in line with standards accounting standards, group policies and tax rules (both statutory and group/management financial statements).
  3. Preparation, compilation and submission of company budget to management and Group offices for approval.
  4. Customer service delivery in charge – ensuring timely issuing purchase orders, proforma invoices, invoices, receipts and confirmation of payments with customers.
  5. Liaise with suppliers ensuring that vendor documentation are accurate, negotiations, timely service delivery and payments reconciliations are done.
  6. Ensuring accurate posting of all transactions in the accounting systems, for instance, SAP
  7. Ensuring accurate reporting of financial performance in accounting systems including SAP, BPC, BFC, FIM, Cockpit or any other as will be advised or introduced.
  8. Liaise with internal auditors, external auditors, tax consultants and tax authorities or different audits or engagements with the company.
  9. Responsible for timely collection of receivables or cash collections from customers
  10. Assist the finance manager in cash flow monitoring and cash optimization.
  11. Ensure timely and accurate preparation of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting.
  12. Ensuring accurate maintenance, recording and reconciliation of fixed assets register as well as safeguarding company assets
  13. Assist in preparing forecasts, financial simulations and specific analyses and reports in consultation with the relevant executive team members.
  14. Track actual performance of the company against approved budget daily/monthly/quarterly and share reports to finance manager for review and approval.
  15. Analyzing departmental income statement/performance to management monthly.
  16. Cost control through enforcement of limits and adherence to the approved budget.
  17. Assist in implementing and maintaining a Score Card outlining the financial performance of the company.
  18. Timely resolution of all raised audit issues and ensuring nonrepetition of audit/review issues.
  19. Ensuring reconciliation and cleanup of all general ledger accounts on a daily basis
  20. Manage monthly closing process, including reconciliations and analysis of related accounts.
  21. Manage daily activities for Accounting, Accounts Payables/Receivables, Treasury activities and Cost Accounting.
  22. Assist in developing and updating written standard operating policies and procedures over the financial reporting process.
  23. Maintain and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting and management.
  24. Ensure 100% compliance laws and regulations issued by regulators Tanzania Revenue Authority, WCF, NSSSF, Loans Board etc.
  25. Being able to manage duties of the Finance Manager during his/her absence
  26. Any other duties as will be assigned by the line manager
  27. Experience & Qualifications
  28. Bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting or its equivalent.
  29. Certified Public Accountant-CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered by NBAA.
  30. 5 years experience in Finance Controlling, Management Accounting or Financial Reporting of international service / project-based organizations.
  31. Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  32. Knowledge of Tax laws and regulations.
  33. Knowledge in Computer Systems and Applications, mainly SAP.
  34. Managerial experience will be an added advantage.
  35. MBA will be an added advantage
  36. Skills and Capabilities
  1. Excellent Analytical skills
  2. Good knowledge in office automation tools like excel spreadsheets
  3. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  4. Communication skills
  5. Good interpersonal skills
  6. Strong risk and financial analysis skills
  7. Being Creative and Proactive
  8. Independent and objective decisions maker
  9. High level of integrity
  10. Hands-on, business awareness and customer-oriented


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