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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Head of Accounting Job in Mwanza, Tanzania

Duma works is recruiting a Head of Accounting for our client in Tanzania; Jumeme Rural Power Supply Ltd.
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Position Type: Full Time
Organization Type: Private company
Activity: Rural electrification
About the Company: The Tanzanian joint venture JUMEME RURAL POWER SUPPLY LTD. was established by the partners INENSUS GmbH (Germany), TERRAPROJECTS (Austria), ST. AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA (Tanzania) and RP GLOBAL HOLDING ITALY SRL. as a micro-utility with the aim to implement and operate Solar-Hybrid Mini-Grids in remote settlements in Tanzania providing reliable, affordable and clean electricity to businesses and small industries, households, and public infrastructures.
The first project of JUMEME is co-funded by the European Union under the European Commission ACP-EU Energy Facility and other international donors.
By implementing 25+ mini-grids in the north-western regions of Tanzania and providing electricity to 11,000 households, 2,600 agricultural enterprises, businesses and small industries, and > 80 public infrastructures (reaching > 80,000 rural citizens in total) by 2018, JUMEME aims at becoming one of the largest solar mini-grid operators in Africa.
JUMEME is seeking highly motivated personnel that will help scaling up the business and achieving the company’s goal of providing energy services to 1 million people by 2022.
Job Description: Reporting directly to the General Manager, and if requested to the Board of Directors, the Head of ACCOUNTING (HA) is responsible for the accounting, overall financial management and financial reporting of the company, ensuring its ongoing viability and secure financial future.
The HA will be in charge to coordinate all financial aspects of the company’s staff such as approval and payment of remunerations, travel allowances and petty cash.
The company staff will comprise 20 employees in the beginning and is set to grow to approx. 50 in the near future.
Further duties and responsibilities of the HA are:
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of monthly budgets and the monthly payment authorisation process to the Board of Directors
  • Maintain a transparent and accurate accounting system
  • Prepare financial reports to international funding institutions and donors
  • Review all formal finance procedures and processes, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all functions within the company
  • Develop and monitor business metrics, KPIs and other business analytics in cooperation with the General Manager
  • Oversee cash flow and liquidity planning and ensuring availability of funds as needed
  • Represent the company on financial matters to third parties, including financial institutions, tax revenue authority, external auditors, and respective government agencies
  • Prepare and package board financial and operational papers
  • Provide updates of financial forecasts measuring impact on both profitability and cash flow
  • Give timely and accurate weekly, monthly and quarterly management reporting
  • Mentor and develop the accounting support staff
  • Oversee all audit activities
  • Preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements in accordance with IFRS and implement and maintain effective internal control measures
  • Oversee all financial and administrative functions with regard to accounting, planning & analysis and any related matters
Job Requirements
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA designation.
  • At least 5 years working experience.
  • CFP, MST, or MBA are desirable but not a must
  • Ideal professional experience includes: having worked as a senior account within a complex and fast growing organization
  • Expertise in financial controlling, analysis, budgeting and reporting
  • Proficient in tax compliance for companies and corporations
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities in English and Kiswahili
  • Good computer skills, particularly Excel
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
Desirable Skills
  • Demonstrated experience of using sophisticated accounting and financial software and translating raw financial data into accessible management information and recommendations for action
  • Prior experience working with a Board of Directors, and committees comprised of high-level principals
  • Experience in handling grants from international donors and related reporting procedures
  • Sophisticated user of technology, with experience streamlining and simplifying processes and reporting
  • Prior experience working with a Board of Directors, and committees comprised of high-level principals
  • Ability and readiness to work under pressure and in flexible working hours
How to Apply
Send a Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2736”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2736 Barack Obama, +2557xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: 31st March 2017
N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient.
The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.
If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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