Chief Accountant at An Agricultural Service Organization



SOURCE: The Guardian 16 June 2016

Position: Chief Accountant
Reporting to: Head of finance
Working Station: Dar Es Salaam
Starting Date: August 2016

An agricultural service organization is seeking qualified candidate dynamic and entrepreneurial individual to serve as chief accountant to oversee and manage all finance and administration activities of its operations within Tanzania. He/she will play an integral role within the company’s operations, working closely with the general manager to support field operations.
The chief accountant role will require a well-developed leader with a strong demonstrated experience in areas of finance audit, budgeting and reporting, human resources, procurement and administration. He/she should possess finance and managerial skills and experience gained from working in an agriculture industry (preferably tea)
Specific Responsibilities
The chief accountant will exercise over all control of all finance transactions, inventory and accountancy matters as well as coordinate external audit. He/she will ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met regarding all the company’s financial affairs.

The chief accountant will ensure timely preparations annual budgets, quarterly revised forecast and effective cost control overseeing adherence to financial process and procudurea within the organization


Bachelor of commerce
Certified public accountant of Tanzania or other equivalent qualification
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate effectively in English both written and verbal


At least 6years professional accounting experience, 4years of which in managerial position
Experience in a senior position in an agriculture related environment
Experience with different accounting software and computerized accounting
Membership of a recognized accountancy body
High level of integrity and honesty and a sense of responsibility
Ability to lead wok independently and multitasking
Strong analytical skills with a strong commercial & practical focus


Applicants are required to submit their CV with contact information for at least two referees as well as as covering letter demonstrating how they meet the required experience and capabilities. Please submit these via but do not include your certificate at this stage

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