Monday, 24 March 2014

Financial Controller Jobs at Equity for Tanzania Ltd

Job Title: Financial Controller

Employer: Equity for Tanzania Ltd

Duty Station: Moshi

Application Deadline: 6th April 2014

Job Description:


Closing of monthly accounts, including posting and reviewing journal entries
Preparation of monthly management accounts for circulation to the board of directors
Responsible for daily cash management and treasury duties, such as disbursements to equipment suppliers and maintaining adequate cash levels to fund disbursements
Maintenance of fixed asset sub-ledger and asset registry for capital purchases
Line manage the assistant accountant in posting routine journal entries, preparation of VAT returns, management of petty cash, etc., including ongoing professional development / coaching
Responsible to ensure that key controls, such as three-way match, sub-ledger reconciliations, and bank reconciliations, are performed accurately and timely
Work alongside the senior management team to identify and implement internal control improvements, where necessary.
Preparation of various statutory reports and filings, such as VAT returns, payroll submissions to the TRA, and periodic Company’s Act filings
Preparation of client files for the Company’s external auditors (EFTA is audited by a Big 4 accounting firm), as well as acting as the first point of contact during the annual financial audit
Preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and cash flow statements for review by the senior management team and board of directors
Timely production of external reporting to key stakeholders and the Bank of Tanzania, including financial statements and statements of partners’ capital for EFTA’s private equity fund
Work with EFTA’s senior management team to implement key IT upgrade during 2014, including the internal controls around a new branch expansion expected mid-2014
Other as required – preparation of call notices to external investors, assist senior management with key communications with the Bank of Tanzania, support other members of the EFTA team in the performance of their duties as it connects to finance


Excellent communication and analytical skills
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and work independently with a high level of project ownership
Excellent attention to detail and willingness to support at all levels to get the job done.
Commitment to acting with integrity and enthusiasm with all stakeholders

Academic qualifications:

Must have an undergraduate degree, upper second class, in accounting and/or finance
Chartered Accountant / Certified Public Accountant, is a plus


Five to seven years of experience in accounting / bookkeeping
Big 4 experience a plus; familiarity with fund reporting is also a plus

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to:

The Finance Director,
Equity for Tanzania Ltd,
PO Box 7293,
Moshi, Tanzania.

Alternatively, you can email your application to