PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
To undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of risk management and internal control policies and procedures
Do business partnering with Procurement department in purchasing saving, improvement on credit terms and effective sourcing of suppliers.
Do financial reporting on monthly basis as per ekaterra Guidelines and deadlines.
Do business partnering with Customer service and operations manager.
Update IAS4I (now IAS 16) valuation of biological assets quarterly in line with guidelines.
Validate all suppliers and contractors’ invoices, check if approved as per authority limits & in the with contracts and ensure posted timely into the ledger.
Validate all supporting documentation for payments eg GRNs and LPOs and ensure approval is as per authority limits
Verify all payments are done as per credit terms for all suppliers and contractors.
Compile and review weekly and monthly aged analysis report and submit to Finance Manager.
Review a monthly supplier and contractor payment plan and provide weekly update against the plan
Manage Tea Stocks, Sales, Debtors including sundry debtors and Creditors.
Assist the Customer service and operations manager on managing Central stores stocks and the rest of eTTL stores.
Ensure receivables and stocks reconciliations are done on monthly, any variance is reported and re-solved.
Ensure monthly reconciliations are done for all Main suppliers and contractors and a Quarterly reconciliation is done for all suppliers and contractors.
Review provisions and accruals before posting into the ledger and ensure monthly reconciliations are done.
Validate a monthly sales forecast number ensure forecasted numbers do make sense and achievable within the month.
Project Appraisal and building the Business cases and ensure that all projects are being approved before spending.
Taking lead in Capex forecasting and external capex reporting.
Build capacity among all project teams and participate in regular project, meetings to track spend update partners.
Ensure eTTL internal and group controls/polices are being adhered and followed all the time eg. Fuel management policy, travel policy, medical, staff advances etc.
Conduct trainings on best practice accounting procedures to the finance team and accounts/store clerk sat factories and estates. Do a spot audit on various items and ensure compliance of the procedures/controls.
Ensure Assets tagging and stock counting exercise are being done twice a year and reports are signed and approved.
Ensure capitalization of assets are being done timely and a review of AR reconciliation is performed on monthly basis.
Authorize and release online payments.
Provide information and explanations for internal and external auditors.
Set targets for direct reports.
Perform any other duty assigned by the Finance Manager
Implements employee establishment in QA.
To facilitate implementation of all company policies, regulations, guidelines, and standards such as social, financial and Ekaterra Code of Business Principles among others.
Safety, Health & Environment & RA
Implement Safety, Health & Environmental management systems as per Ekaterra standards and legislation within the area of responsibility.
Coordinate implementation of standard operating procedures, specific work instructions and ensure compliance and collate proposals for reviews.
Implement agreed welfare programmes and attend planned meetings ensuring completion of agreed actions.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
3 to 5 years’ experience in Accounting Professionals
Experience in people management
Better than average written and spoken communication skills.
Outstanding interpersonal relationship building.
Employee coaching and development skills.
Should meet expectations of the ekaterra CHOICE Values relevant to this work level.
ekaterra Tea Tanzania is based in Mufindi, Tanzania.
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