Accountant Job at SICPA
Dar es Salaam
SICPA is a trusted global provider of security inks as well as secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions.
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced professional to join our Finance Department as Accountant. If you are looking for a fast paced cosmopolitan and vibrant business environment, SICPA Tanzania is the right place for you.
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 in charge – 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 optimization.
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.
Analyzing 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
Skills & Capabilities
Excellent Analytical Skills
Good knowledge in office automation tools like excel spreadsheets
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
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
We offer an exciting and challenging role, with great potential for personal development within a unique organization in a fascinating and fast-growing industry. Your file will be handled with upmost confidentiality and discretion