Accountant Job Opportunity at John Snow Inc.
Dar es Salaam
John Snow Inc
John Snow, Inc. is a global public health consulting organization dedicated to greater health equity and improving the health of individuals and communities.
inSupply Health is an independent, regional advisory firm based in Daresalaam that is pioneering new approaches to improve public health supply chains in East Africa. Drawing on the experience of our John Snow Inc. (JSI) affiliation, our dynamic team of local consultants works closely with public and private sector clients to design optimized, customized, and resilient supply chain systems. inSupply deploys systems that deliver essential health products such as antimalarial and HIV medications, vaccines, and contraceptives in complex settings. We take proven methodologies from the commercial sector and adapt them to local conditions. We involve our clients closely in shaping their supply chains so they can own, implement and continuously improve their systems over the long term. We specialize in: developing supply chain maturity strategies, building organizational capacity for supply chains, designing and implementing data-driven, optimized supply chain systems, and quantifying health commodity needs. inSupply doesn’t just help our clients select the right technology for the better supply chain management. We also invest in people and processes, helping to build a culture of data use and continuous improvement.
The Accountant should be highly motivated, organized, self-motivated, and experienced. Under the supervision of the inSupply Finance and Operations Manager, the Accountant will engage in instituting accounting controls, recording, and reporting of assets, liabilities, and income, and monitoring disbursements of client funds in support of inSupply contracted activities.
- Responsible for the day-to-day accounting including ensuring documentation associated with financial transactions meets inSupply and client requirements, entering transactions into QuickBooks, reconciling advances, and projecting and tracking expenditures and accruals;
- Ensure that monthly accounts are generated for each month by the 10th after the previous month ends.
- Ensure all inSupply accounts are reconciled and any variances are explained;
- Update expense tracking file and work with Finance and Administration Manager to generate invoices to clients on a monthly basis and submit them by the contractual deadline;
- Enter payments towards invoices and any other revenue, ensuring that it is accounted for appropriately in accounting books;
- Ensure all accounting systems in the company meet with the accounting principles and safeguard the resources of the company.
- Supervise filing and updating of financial documents in share point and hard copies in line with finance and office procedures.
- Work with inSupply auditor to prepare and submit year-end audit reports;
- As needed, gather documentation for client audits.
- Ensure inSupply has sufficient cash on hand at all times for ongoing operational costs;
- Work with Finance and Administration Manager to request advances from clients and track payments for invoices, in order to maintain cash flow.
- Conduct petty cash spots checks and prepare a reconciliation report (Cash held in the cash box & payment vouchers)
- Statutory compliance and taxes
- Submit relevant withholding and VAT payments to the Tanzania revenue authority.
- Process monthly statutory deductions and other staff deductions, in line with the Tanzanian existing laws and deadlines.
- Work with the management team on quarterly updating of the organizational budget.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from a recognized university or institution.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA-T) or ACCA qualification.
- Good oral and written communication and sensitive to different communication styles.
- 3-5 years experience in accounting and Finance.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues.
- Strong organizational skills, high level of demonstrated accuracy, and close attention to detail.
- Substantial experience with accounting software, Excel, and google workspace.
- Critical thinker with exceptional problem-solving skills, exceptionally motivated and organized.
- Good customer service skills.
- Exposure and experience of working in a similar role in Tanzania.
- Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Ability to assess and manage risks, ethical.
How to apply
This is a full-time position based in Daresalaam, Tanzania. Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject Accountant – Tanzania. inSupply shall review the CVs on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. inSupply is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status, or other protected characteristics. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
inSupply does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted using a company’s email address.
The deadline for submitting the application is 29 June 2022.