Accounting Officer Jobs in Arusha

Accounting Officer Jobs in Arusha

Job Description

Job Summary.
Our Client, a Tourism Company is looking for a qualified Accounting Officer who will be responsible in analyzing all financial activities, ensuring compliance with accounting and legal requirements, and preparing budgets.
  • Correct authorization and allocation of business expenditure.
  • Demonstrate and lead with an independent mind that is capable of questioning the need/requirement for proposed business expenditure and/or to consider that the determined value is reasonable, fair and within acceptable market ranges.
  • Timely and accurate recording of transactions, whether on the Panstrat system or within manual systems such that transactions are recorded on a day to day basis.
  • Prepare supplier payment requests.
  • Interpretation and analysis of management accounts.
  • Assist with payroll preparation and reconciliation.
  • Collation and resolution of general ledger queries.
  • Resolve all queries on balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Manage and update stock sheets.
  • Meeting certain non-negotiable finance deadlines
  • Provide timely feedback on management accounts to the Regional Finance Manager
  • Driving monthly finance meetings to discuss financial performance – feedback of these meetings to be communicated to the Regional Finance Manager
  • Oversee and assist in the compiling of budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Assist lodge managers/ Director with queries.
  • Assisting with year-end audit.
  • Reconciling various accounts including clearing accounts and inter lodge transactions.
  • Manage and supervise all reports to ensure that their duties are performed in line with output requirements expected of the Accounting Office.
  • Maintaining stock control procedures
  • Actively assist with month-end stock takes.
  • Actively monitor, formulate and updating the internal controls within the lodge and conduct documented internal audits and spot checks where necessary.
  • Actively practice the principle of professional scepticism on a day to day basis.
  • A duty to investigate and follow up any occurrence or suspected occurrences where the company has or may suffer losses
  • Maintain a duty to ensure that company assets are, properly recorded, safeguarded and cared for by those responsible for their custody.
  • Take full responsibility of petty cash, mobile wallets, company bank accounts
  • Perform regular audits on safari shop systems and processes.
  • Reviewing that expenditure is kept in line with budget.
  • Ensure that accurate documentation is kept on record Training.
  • Assist all staff with PanStrat.
  • Assisting and training the lodge staff members in accounting principles.
  • Review and train Front of House systems


  • 3 Years finance degree or relevant qualification (preference will be given to candidates with a CPA)
  • 3-4 years’ experience in managing accounting/finance.
  • Microsoft Office Computer-literate.
  • PanStrat experience preferable.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • Analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Critical thinking – always maintain a high level of professional scepticism.
  • Independent and confident to ask and/or question costs or decision.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Teamwork / collaboration.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Patience a must.
  • Result orientated and deadline driven.
  • Sound Ethical standard

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