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Accountant Urgently Needed

Accountant of Indian Origin Urgently Needed in Tanzania
Industry:  Manufacturing - Milk processing.
Location:  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Salary:  Very Competitive based on experience and qualifications.
Citizenship:  Kenyan or Tanzanian of Indian origin. 
Sameer Agriculture and Livestock (K) Limited is a leading milk processor of Dairy products in the region with a wide range of Daima products under its portfolio.

We are seeking to hire a qualified and competent individual to fill in the position of an Accountant for our Tanzania branch.
Accountant Job Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the General Manager Finance in Nairobi. 

The main the purpose of this role is:
  • Overseeing the accounting functions of the company.
  • Budgeting, cash flow management, records management and accounts analysis.
  • Oversee strategic planning and implementation.
  • Managing the accounting department including the team and offer SAP training on a need basis.
  • Supervising both supplier Reconciliations & Payments in Time & accurate manner.
  • Oversee Payroll management /Variable Preparation.
  • Oversee Accurate Bank and Cashbook Reconciliations/Cash position/projections &Cash planning.
  • Monitoring Balance sheet and Income Statement account movements and ensuring that they reflect the correct balances.
  • Ensuring all relevant account reconciliations are performed and corrective actions taken in time.
  • Oversee accurate Stock Reconciliations. Monthly inventory reconciliation between the system and physical.
  • Ensuring compliance with various legal requirements regarding licenses, rates, labor laws and tax returns.
  • Accurate and Timely Management/Financial/Budget and Variance Reports.
  • Developing an Appropriate filing System.
  • Facilitating annual external audits in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Assisting in the development and adherence of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for the organization.
  • Ensure effective and efficient coordination of all imports and exports transactions.
  • Ensure accurate daily posting of accounting entries in the SAP system i.e Journals, customers & vendors’ invoices, assets acquisition & disposal, receipts and payments etc
  • Daily variance analysis of products weights between the standard weight and actual weight and ensure accurate daily posting in SAP.
  • Monthly closing of SAP FICO i.e Running of assets depreciation, Recurring entries, foreign currency valuation, Bank reconciliations and CO closing procedures.
  • Regular analysis of the G.L to ensure accuracy and timely correction of errors and proper adjustment.
  • Monthly Activity prices updating (Plan the Activity Prices, Overhead Percentage Rates.
  • Modification & Quantity Based overhead Rates).
  • Year end closing & Opening of new year (Document numbers, Assets and Co prices & numbers).
  • Bear responsibility for the preparation of Monthly management accounts and yearly budgets in line with the company’s standard format.
Desired Education Background, Experience, Competencies and Skills;
  • We are only considering Kenyans or Tanzanians of Indian origin.
  • A relevant University in Finance or accounting and qualified Accountant CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • At least 8 years’ working experience and 5 years’ experience in a leading milk processing or a FMCG company.
  • Excellent numeric and literacy skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and IT skills to cope with intense usage of numerous systems.
  • Commercially aware.
  • 2-3 years Experience working with SAP FICO module, knowledge in MM modules & PP modules will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to complete complex reconciliations over high volumes of data.
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively with multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to detect, research and report data inconsistencies and out of balance situations.
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject line to before Friday 19th June 2015

Please NOTE that this position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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