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Finance Manager at School of St. Jude February, 2020 Job Description
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Job Summary

To oversee all areas of finance related to the school including but not limited to; accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital spending, budgeting, financial reporting and purchasing.


Job Description

Reporting To – Founding Director.

Location – Moshono Business Office, Arusha, TANZANIA.

Working relationships – Accounts Team, all Business Teams, Purchasing Teams and Academic Departments.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Oversee all finance related areas; accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital spending, budgeting, financial reporting and purchasing.
  • Present monthly financial reports to the EAF Board and TSOSJ Board on a timely basis
  • Present monthly financial reports based on the accounts which they oversee to each of the managers, Founder and Deputy Director.
  • Give regular reports to the Founder on the actions you have taken to rectify the items listed in both the internal and external auditor reports
  • Present other adhoc reports when requested.
  • Lead the purchasing team into an efficient and effective structure ensuring value for money and transparency in sourcing suppliers.
  • Control all inventory for the school, including; food, stationary, maintenance & garage supplies
  • Make sure TSOSJ has enough cash to meet their obligations via cash projections and analysis. When required request more cash from EAF Inc.
  • Prepare the IAS/IFRS compliant financial report annually.
  • Complete the annual audit and all other compliance matters
  • Be accountable for every shilling spent across the school and for checking all aspects of financial compliance before any school money is spent
  • Check reconciled bank statements and petty cash monthly
  • Regular checking of financial database to make sure account code classifications are correct.
  • Prepare the annual capital and operating budget.
  • Submit amendments to policies and procedures of the areas in which you oversee (Finance and Procurement) to the Founder for approval.

Other Duties

  • Periodically suggest improvements to the department’s procedure and submit to your supervisor for approval.
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Department, Manager and Deputy Director and the Employer.

Key Result Areas

  • Monthly financial management reports are finalised and presented by the 15th of each month.
  • Accurate maintenance of QuickBooks Ledger.
  • All inventory tracked and a major reduction in theft
  • All school purchasing being efficient and effective
  • Cash flow estimates kept updated.
  • Complicated donor and sponsor queries dealt with efficiently.
  • Headmasters meeting the requirements of their budgets.
  • Annual audit completed and signed off by May each year
  • Fixed Asset register maintained and updated on a regular basis.
  • Regular reviews and mini-audits conducted when required

Qualification, Skills and Attributes

  • Minimum 7 years working as a professional accountant.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and big picture thinking.
  • Demonstrated initiative and common sense.
  • Fully Qualified CA/CPA.
  • Knowledge in TASS school system.
  • Knowledge in QuickBooks system.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills.

How To Apply

  • Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a Cover Letter to [email protected]. Applications should be sent by 6th March 2020. SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE THE REFERENCE NUMBER.


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