Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Corporate Accountant at Simusolar, July 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Corporate Accountant at Simusolar, July 2018
Corporate Accountant, Simusolar

Job Responsibilities Overview 
The Corporate Accountant of Simusolar manages the bookkeeping, budgeting, and cash flow of a rapidly growing organization. You will ensure compliance with policies and periodically evaluate the processes to manage the organization’s finances. You will also be responsible for payment of Simusolar taxes and fees within Tanzania. Reporting to the Senior Manager or Director of Finance, you are critical to the reporting of accounting information for global consolidation and financial reporting. 

Job Duties: 

The position is ultimately responsible for the accountability of Simusolar operations: 

Accounting / Bookkeeping 
- Manage the books and ensure monthly close; 
- Recommend improvements to policies for financial accountability; 
- Ensure that all Tanzanian taxes are paid, withholdings are made, and reporting is submitted on time; 
- Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit;

Cash Flow Management 
- Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner; 
- Process payroll in a timely manner;

Budgeting 
- Conduct the preparation of the company's monthly budget by department; 
- Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances;

Governance 
- Improve financial policies to manage cash, operational, and other risks; 
- Conduct periodic internal audits to measure compliance and identify areas for improvement.

Skills and Qualifications: 
The Corporate Accountant is a seasoned financial professional with corporate experience: 
- Minimum 4 years experience in accounting and corporate finance; 
- CPA or plans to achieve CPA certification within 6 months; 
- Fluent with Microsoft Excel; - Comfortable with accounting software, preferably Xero; 
- Proficient with Tanzanian accounting standards and regulatory requirements; 
- Proficient with IASB and GAAP accounting standards; 
- Tanzanian citizen; 
- Fluent in English and Swahili.

Role Structure 
- The position reports to the Finance Director or Senior Manager; 
- Manages Junior Accountants as contracted (none currently); 
- The Accountant works closely with all departments, including Sales, Logistics, Service, Technology, and others. 
- Externally, the position works with auditors, the TRA, banks, and others.

Measurement of Performance / What Success Looks Like 
- Timely, accurate closing of the accounting books; 
- Budget process completed on time: both setting and reconciliation; 
- Accurate cash flow tracking and projections that allow management to plan; 
- Compliance with all TRA reporting requirements and regulations: no surprises; 
- Timely internal audits demonstrating both compliance and areas for improvement; 
- Proactive counsel to management on changes in regulations or treatments.

Location: Based in Mwanza

Pay: Salary with benefits and discretionary bonus. The initial contract will be for a threemonth trial period. Successful Accountant will be renewed for a longer term. 

How to Apply: 
Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@simusolar.com with the subject title “Corporate Accountant


The deadline for application will be on 06th August 31st July 2018.
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