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Principal Accountant at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania October, 2022 Job Description
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JOB TITLE: Principal Accountant

Job brief

Our principal accountant is a senior-level accountant who leads the accounting department. He or She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial reporting, including preparing annual reports and assuring full compliance. The principal accountant also provides guidance to management on how best to use their resources to maximize profitability. This may include recommending ways to cut costs or increase activities in the organisation.

If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that our world has to do more about the sustainability of the human race and the environment. In that case, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises activities of subordinates; assigns work and evaluates performance.
  • Plans directs organizes and schedules the activities of a specialized accounting function or several accounting areas.
  • Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of financial reports and reconciliation.
  • Advises administrative management as to procedures concerning expenditures and other accounting practices.
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of specialized or highly complex reports, statements, surveys, or analyses for management.
  • Maintains accounting and budget records.
  • Recommends management alternatives when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond the scope of responsibilities.
  • Research, analyse, and use independent judgment in daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned functions.
  • Maintain inventories of all office fixed assets, office equipment and supplies and ensure that equipment and fixed assets are insured and properly maintained and damages and losses are reported.
  • Provides internal/external training, both orally and in writing, on accounting systems, procedures, and practices.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and ensure appropriate coding/allocations.
  • Coordinate project audits, including preparing financial reports and submitting financial support documents.
  • Provides technical advice and services to lower-level accountants or other staff with problems, complex issues, or special projects.
  • Assist project staff in developing budgets for project activities and processing budget modification requests.
  • Researches and evaluates new or changed accounting principles and practices.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, theory, and practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and applications to include main frame systems, personal computers, and general software applications. Preferably SAGE 300Advance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, competent IT skills, solid planning and organization skills, strong numerical skills and attention to detail, uphold integrity, team player and leader and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors in business commerce/Accounting/Finance or other related fields from a recognized University. Professional qualification in accountancy such as CPA or ACCA.

Four years of professional accounting experience in a senior position of a donor-funded organization; OR, eight years of professional accounting experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • An application letter describing your motivation for the position
  • Recommendation letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with three current contacts of reference
  • Copies of relevant certificates, and transcripts
  • Current and expected remuneration

 

 

Applications should be addressed to:

Human Resource Manager

Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT),

P.O Box 6369, Morogoro

Applications

No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so there is no need to follow up. Applications must apply via online application before 6th November 2022.

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