job opportunity at SICPA Company Accountant / Financial Controller 2022

 Accountant / Financial Controller

Req ID: 22947
Posted on: 27-Dec-2021
Location: Dar Es Salaam (TZ10), Tanzania
Department: Finance (50013320)

Job Family: Finance

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.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Preparation of financial statements in line with standards accounting standards, group policies and tax rules (both statutory and group/management financial statements).
  • Preparation, compilation and submission of company budget to management and Group offices for approval.
  • Customer service delivery incharge – ensuring timely issuing purchase orders, proforma invoices, invoices, receipts and confirmation of payments with customers.
  • Liaise with suppliers ensuring that vendor documentations are accurate, negotiations, timely service delivery and payments reconciliations are done.
  • Ensuring accurate posting of all transactions in the accounting systems, for instance SAP
  • Ensuring accurate reporting of financial performance in accounting systems including SAP, BPC, BFC, FIM, Cockpit or any other as will be advised or introduced.
  • Liaise with internal auditors, external auditors, tax consultants and tax authorities or different audit or engagements with the company.
  • Responsible for timely collection of receivables or cash collections from customers
  • Assist the finance manager in cashflow monitoring and cash optimisation.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting.
  • Ensuring accurate maintenance, recording and reconciliation of fixed assets register as well as safeguarding company assets
  • Assist in preparing forecast, financial simulations and specific analyses and reports in consultation with the relevant executive team members.
  • Track actual performance of the company against approved budget daily/monthly/quarterly and share reports to finance manager for review and approval.
  • Analysing departmental income statement/performance to management monthly.
  • Cost control through enforcement of limits and adherence to approved budget.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining a Score Card outlining the financial performance of the company.
  • Timely resolution of all raised audit issues and ensuring non repetition of audit/review issues.
  • Ensuring reconciliation and cleanup of all general Ledger accounts on daily basis
  • Manage monthly closing process, including reconciliations and analysis of related accounts.
  • Manage daily activities for Accounting, Accounts Payables/Receivables, Treasury activities and Cost Accounting.
  • Assist in developing and updating a written standard operating policies and procedures over the financial reporting process.
  • Maintain and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting and management.
  • Ensure 100% compliance laws and regulations issued by regulators Tanzania Revenue Authority, WCF, NSSSF, Loans Board etc.
  • Being able to manage duties of the Finance Manager during his/her absence
  • Any other duties as will be assigned by the line manager

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting or its equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountant-CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered by NBAA.
  • 5 years’ experience in Finance Controlling, Management Accounting or Financial Reporting of international service / project-based organization.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Knowledge of Tax laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge in Computer System and Applications, mainly SAP.
  • Managerial experience will be an added advantage.
  • MBA will be an added advantage

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Skills and Capabilities

  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Good knowledge in office automation tools like excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong risk and financial analysis skills
  • Being Creative and Proactive
  • Independent and objective decisions maker
  • High level of integrity
  • Hands on, business awareness and customer oriented




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