Senior Accountant Job Opportunity at Poltan Africa Limited

Job Opportunity at Poltan Africa Limited, Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant 

Job Summary
Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.

Job Description

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.
  • Collect data to determine costs of business activity such as material purchases, inventory, and labor
  • Maintain an expenses database and determine fixed costs (e.g. salaries, allowances, etc.)
  •  Analyze actual operational costs and preparing 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 the profitability of services
  • Prepare monthly returns
  • Analyze and report profit margins
  •  Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions
  • Support to external audit function (Statutory Audit); ensuring that statutory audit is carried out successfully.
  •  Maintain an up to date fixed asset register, prepare depreciation schedules, and update the ledger.
  • Payroll Administration; preparation of monthly payroll for payment and statutory deductions
  • Maintenance of debtors’ accounts; keep record of all debtors’ balances to ensure that they are easily understood and provide reliable information on the outstanding debts.
  • Processing supplier’s invoices; ensuring that the invoices have been properly approved. Ensuring that the goods invoiced have been received and that a GRN had been raised at the time of receiving the goods and ensuring that the invoice amount does not exceed the LPO amount.
  • Ensure that all taxes are paid on or before their due dates, supported by accurate returns as required by the tax authorities

Accountant General Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant study.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA Holder) or ACCA Certified
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Conversant with the preparation of financial statements (company and consolidation)
  • Knowledgeable on working with the IFRS as well as Tanzanian Tax Law
  • Cost Accounting Knowledge,
  • 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 attention to detail,
  • deadline-oriented,
  • Confidentiality,
  • Time Management,
  • Data Entry Management,
  • General Math Skills,
  • Microsoft Office literacy

 To apply for this role, please send your CV, Professional Certificates and Cover Letter to robert@poltanafrica.com 

Application Deadline: 30th June 2020

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