Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Senior Accounts Officer Job Vacancy in Tanzania at Mantra Tanzania Limited (Mantra)

Job Title: Senior Accounts Officer

Employer: Mantra Tanzania Limited (Mantra),

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam

Application Deadline: 31st July 2013

Job Description:

Mantra Tanzania Limited (Mantra),  is seeking to recruit dynamic high quality individuals who can meet the technical requirements and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement to fill the above vacancy

Principle Accountabilities

Review & sign-off of petty cash and MPESA reconciliations ensure balancing of cash and reconciliation to GL.

Review and sign-off of staff advances

Review and sign-off of accounts payable & GRV suspense control accounts on monthly basis.

Ensure adequate reconciliation of supplier accounts

Identify and resolve problems with above reconciliation process and ensure that processes are amended to prevent reoccurrence of identified problems.

Review & sign-off creditors' payments in respects of completeness of back-up documentation and compliance to company authorisation policy.

Loading of payments on electronic banking platform to ensure timely payment of company creditors

Ensure adequate maintenance of petty cash float.

Participate in company required audits.

Maintain the fixed asset register and ensuring accuracy.

Responsible for the preparation of the requisite tax returns and ensure timely lodgment and payments

Control the daily data input for the operative accounting system ensuring accuracy, proper cost coding and produce quality financial reports.

Responsible for reconciliation of the financial control accounts on a monthly basis

Assist the Finance Manager with budgeting process.

Assist with the monthly financial reporting to shareholders

Supplier liaison where required.

Assists with document management in the section.

Assist to ensure company insurance policies are up to date and company's assets are adequately covered and all claims are immediately lodged in case of any loss

Maintain contracts register

Ensure company recovers any back charges to contractors (or any third party).

Design and advise systems of internal control including drafting of accounting processes and procedures

Assists with the follow up of issues related to payment of taxes, annual rents on exploration licences and other related permits with various government ministries and departments

Person Specifications

Qualifications (Minimum)

An Accounting degree from a recognized institution.

A CPA Tanzania holder or its equivalent.


At least 4 years working in a similar role.

Prior work experience in a mining or construction environment with staff supervision would be an added advantage.

Knowledge and Skills

Competent user of the Microsoft Office Suite.

IFRS knowledge.

Understanding of ERP systems.

Solid analytical & problem solving skills.

Good oral communication skills, both in English and Kiswahili.

How to Apply:

Submit their resume (indicating the position title in the subject heading) via postal address to;

The Organisational Capability department

Mantra Tanzania Limited

P.O Box 23451

Dar es Salaam


Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.