Accountant job at Nkinga Institute of Health Sciences

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[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Nkinga Institute of Health Sciences

Deadline of this Job:
07 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Position Description
To maintain financial operations, ensuring revenues and expenses are within budget limit and overall policies/practices/regulations, maintaining accurate account balances, evaluating feasibility of services within budget parameters, ensuring efficient use of financial resources and providing financial guidance and recommendation to management of NIHS. The accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure proper accounting control and procedures. Other duties of an appropriate level and nature may also be required, as may be directed by the Principal.

Main Duties and Deliverables

• Monitor Institute accounts for accuracy and variances. Resolve any accounting discrepancies and irregularities
• Maintain record of all financial transactions in compliance with accepted policies and procedures (account payables, account receivables, payrolls, imprest etc)
• In consultation with the Line Manager and the Principal prepare the annual budget
• Monitor income and expenditure in relation to the budget
• Produce accurate and timely quarterly, half annual and annual financial reports and submit to the Principal in accordance with the agreed Report Format and FPCT financial regulations
• Assist in the process and preparation for the annual audit, liaising with all parties involved.
• Maintain and oversee all bank accounts, undertake monthly reconciliations and report banking errors to the Principal.
• Be responsible for all elements of cash handling including collections and disbursements, banking and security
• Prepare and submit statutory deductions to relevant government agencies/authorities and continuously ensure that provided deadlines are met
• Analyze and advice on business operations including revenues and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
• Analyze financial information to recommend and develop efficient use of resources and procedures and provide strategic recommendations.
• Provide financial health status in scheduled plan meetings that are chaired by the Principal
• Demonstrating flexibility on working hours to ensure continuity of service
• Provide advice to the Board and its committees on financial matters as required

Desired Qualification and Experience
• An Advanced Diploma/Bachelor degree in Accountancy or a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with major in accountancy from a recognised University/Training Institution
• Knowledge of Accounting Software such as MOYB, QuickBooks
• At least two years of professional experience in a reputable organisation

Other Skills and Competencies
• Excellent communication skills: fluent in spoken and written English a must,
• Fluent in spoken and written Kiswahili is desirable
• Good computer skills including Excel, Word, PPT and other software
• Familiarity of training institutions’ work is an added advantage but not a must

Remuneration and other Benefits
Remuneration will be offered to successful candidates based on Government Salary Circular and other FPCT policies

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letter together with copies of Secondary Education/Professional Certificates/Licences/National Identity Card and curriculum vitae (CV) showing contact addresses including email and telephone number(s) by email to:

The Principal, NIHS P.O. Box 60, Nkinga,Tabora –address: 
Cc: The General Secretary, FPCT- address: , 

Please Note
• The deadline for the application is 07th August 2022 at 18.00 hours
• The CV including 3 referees should not exceed 2 pages
• Successful applicants will be called for an interview
• No phone calls please

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 07 August 2022
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 20-07-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-07-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-07-2066
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