Accountant and Accounts Assistant – Tanzanian at Longhorn Publishers

On Friday, July 10th, 2015
Longhorn Publishers Tanzania, a leading firm with a strong presence in Eastern Africa region whose core business is publishing and distributing educational and leisure publications, wishes to recruit a dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following post:

Accountant

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensuring correctness of the general & subsidiary ledgers.
  • Reviewing accounting journals before posting into the system.
  • Ensuring Prompt collection of debts.
  • Ensuring reconciliation of all general ledger accounts.
  • Updating and reconciling the fixed assets register with the general ledger.
  • Preparing accurate and timely management / financial accounts reports to facilitate decision making.
  • Facilitating tax audits for compliance and following up on VAT refunds.
  • Liaising with insurance brokers to ensure adequate cover of the company assets and staff.
  • Participating in the preparation of annual company budgets.
  • Coordinating annual audit.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of daily bank position.
  • In charge of inventory
  • Support the preparation of budget and other financial forecasts.
  • Establish and maintain supplier accounts.
  • Posting and reconciliation of stocks.
  • Establish and maintain customer accounts.
  • Processing of all financial transactions in the General Ledger.
  • Monitor ongoing levels of expenditure on individual activities against approved budgets.
  • Ensure proper implementation of all the internal controls.
Job Specifications
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce or a related field and CPA (T)
  • Minimum three years of progressive relevant experience
  • Knowledgeable in ERP and Ms Office packages. Knowledge of Navision will be an added advantage
  • Not more than 35 years old
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Provide three referees, who must be current and previous employers where one has worked for more than one employer
Position: Accounts Assistant
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain cash controls.
  • Preparation of P & T returns
  • Managing and issuing of stocks
  • Managing office petty cash
  • Process supplier invoices and payments.
  • Maintain the purchase order system.
  • Process Company related activities disbursements.
  • Process travel requests and review expense reports from sales representatives.
  • Process sales invoices and collections accordingly.
  • Support in the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Handle all tax matters e.g. PAYE, VAT, WHT, Corporation Tax.
  • Assist in preparation of annual audit schedules and coordinate the audit activity.
Job Specifications
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen
  • Degree/Diploma in a Finance related field
  • Minimum two years of progressive relevant experience
  • Knowledgeable in ERP and Ms Office packages. Knowledge of Navision will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Provide three referees, who must be current and previous employers where one has worked for more than one employer
If you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, submit your application letter, current CV and Certificates in pdf, indicating the job title on the subject line 
or send hard copies to:

The Group Managing Director,
Longhorn publishers (T) Ltd.
New Bagamoyo/Garden Road,
Mikocheni B, Plot No. MKC/MCB/81
P. O Box 1237,
Dar es Salaam

To reach us not later than 10 July 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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