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Published on 02.12.2022


Industries :
Mechanical equipment, machines
Transport, logistics, postal services
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Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Accountant

The accountant will be responsible for several major duties:

  • Document financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
  • Prepare accurate and properly analyzed monthly/annual financial statements and in the set deadlines. The financial statements must be in accordance with international financial standards. 
  • Participate in the year end external audit of the company and in support in ensuring accurate statutory financial statements as audited and released on time.
  • Responsible for the Company’s tax compliance, tax planning, accounting for income taxes and preparation of tax returns
  • Maintaining relations with TRA, tax advisers and advising other departments on all tax matters.
  • Ensure all payments subjected to withholding taxes are dealt with accordingly and withheld amounts are remitted to TRA within the stipulated time frame.
  • Develop and oversee accounting policies and procedures to meet both current and future business models.
  • Collect data to determine costs of business activity such as material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Develop cash flow forecasting and maintain a long term cash forecast.
  • Maintain an expenses database and determine fixed costs (e.g. salaries, allowances etc.)
  • Analyze actual operational costs and prepare periodic reports; compare standard costs to actual operational costs.
  • Record cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
  • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting profitability of services
  • Prepare monthly and annual returns.
  • Process and prepare monthly statutory payments, such as NSSF, WCF, HESLB, NHIF, PAYE, SDL. These should be paid within the statutory deadlines.
  • In consultation with the Finance & Administration Manager, prepare payments relating to corporate tax on a quarterly basis.
  • Analyze and report profit margins.
  • Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions.
  • Periodic review of the inventory of fleet, equipment, spare parts and other movable assets is accurately maintained.
  • Perform any other duties as shall be reasonably assigned to you by management from time to time.
Required profile for job ad : Accountant


  • Accountant General Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant study,
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
  • Hold Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and / or ACCA
  • Cost Accounting Knowledge, 
  •  Minimum work experience of 5 years in a related field.
  •  Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  •  Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail,
  • Deadline-Oriented, 
  • Confidentiality, 
  • Microsoft Office literacy.

To apply for this role, please send your CV 

Job criteria for job ad : Accountant
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Mechanical equipment, machines
Transport, logistics, postal services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Dar es Salaam
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1
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