Senior Accountant – EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, world class regulatory authority responsible for licensing, tariff regulation and quality of service regulation of the electricity, water, petroleum and natural gas sectors. EWURA has the following vacancies for which suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens are invited to apply.


Post Title: Senior Accountant – 1 Post

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Principal Accountant

Senior Accountant will responsible for overseeing prudent management of the Authority’s financial resources and proving support in preparation of financial reports.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

i) To participate in the process of support in ensuring timely and effective provision of financial services to the Authority.

ii) To participate in monitoring of financial expenditure as per approved budget, procedures and policies.

iii) To participate in overseeing establishment and application of systems and procedures for finance.

iv) To participate in ensuring that all approved and normal operations pertaining to finance are carried out on time and according to approved budget.

v) To  participate  in  overseeing  prudent  management  of  the

Authority’s resources, including to keep records on their utilization.

vi) To participate in preparation of time-based reports on financial performance.

vii) To participate in preparing annual financial statements and provide required support to external auditors.

viii) To participate in controlling, applying and monitoring routine finance functions.

ix) To participate in monitoring and controlling all receivable accounts.

x) To effectively supervise and guide members of staff reporting on the job.

xi) To undertake any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:

i) University Degree/ Advanced diploma majoring in accounting or finance from a recognized higher learning institution;

ii) Certified Public Accountant, CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA).

iii) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application, and familiarity with one of the accounting software;

iv) A good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Principles; and

v) Not less than five (5) years work experience in relevant fields.

Personal Attributes

In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:

a) A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;

b) Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;

c) Ability to work in a dynamic team;

d) Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines; and

e) Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.

Tenure and Remuneration

a) A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts.

b) EWURA is an equal opportunity employer.

c) Staff will be employed on 5 years renewable contracts.

Mode of Application

Signed application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates, academic transcripts, one passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 18th April 2016.

Only short listed candidate meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General,

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) 7th Floor, LAPF Pension Fund Tower,

Opposite Makumbusho Village, Kijitonyama, P O Box 72175

DAR ES SALAAM jobs@ewura.go.tz

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