Chief Accountant

Job Summary

Closing Date : 2015-09-04



Vacancy Number : 1

Type of Contract : CONTRACT

Type of Employment : FULL TIME

General Description

Employment Terms: Three years contract - Renewable Responsible to: Finance Manage Salary Scale: MWAUWASA’s Salary Scale of MAS 11 (Fixed)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Accountant is the head of Accounts Section that is responsible for revenue and expenditure accounts. In particular, he/she:- • Assists the Finance Manager in all control of financial affairs of the Authority. • Ensures revenue collected is daily banked • Ensures bank reconciliations are carried out regularly. • Ensures books of accounts of the Authority are kept properly. • Prepares and submits to the Finance Manager annual accounts of the Authority timely. • Supervises preparation of management reports (monthly, quarterly, & ad hoc reports). • Provides reports for assisting decisions in setting tariff and other management decisions. • Formulates budget and costing systems. • Facilitates the carrying out of internal and external audits and responds to financial queries accurately and timely. • Supervises implementation of financial policies, systems and procedures set by the Authority. • Supervises maintenance of fixed asset register of the Authority. • Conducts training needs analysis and training programme for accounting staff. • Supervises staff in Accounts Section and ensure proper job descriptions are allocated to them. • Makes periodic performance evaluation and appraisal of the subordinates. • Prepares variance analysis of all revenue & expenditure on monthly, quarterly and annual basis and advise Finance Manager accordingly. • Produces guidelines for supervising the coordination and critical appraisal of the periodic operation and capital budgets prior to submission to the Finance Manager. • Manages working capital and control cash flow of the Authority. • Checks periodical financial reports and control of Revenue & Expenditure. • Ensures that tax returns and other statutory deductions are submitted timely. • Ensures accountable and valuable documents are kept secured. • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superiors.

Skills and Experience

Possession of a Degree or advanced diploma in accountancy or equivalent; Possession of CPA (T) or equivalent or a Postgraduate Degree in finance; At least five years relevant working experience, three of which must be at a senior management position; Conversant with accounting computer packages and MS Excel; Age not exceeding 45 years.

Application Information

Apply in handwriting, enclosing a certified detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates and letters from 2 referees; telephone numbers and e-mail address so as to reach the undersigned not later than 4thSeptember 2015. Applications should be sent to MWAUWASA as registered mails by postal office, EMS and DHL. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. MWAUWASA is an equal opportunity employer. Leaving certificates and transcripts without degree or diploma certificates WILL NOT be accepted. THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MWANZA URBAN WATER & SANITATION AUTHORITY, MAKONGORO ROAD, P.O. BOX 317, MWANZA SOURCE: DAILY NEWS PAPER OF TUESDAY AUGUST 4TH, 2015