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Head of Accounting and Finance at The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAG COT)

HEAD OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAG COT) is an international public private partnership that aims to transform agriculture in Tanzania's Southern Corridor. Partners include local and international companies, farmers, development partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOS) and the Tanzanian Government, By 2030, the partnership aims to attract USD 3.2 billion of investments, transforming 350,000 hectares of arable land into profitable production and lifting 10,000 small scale farmers into commercial farming to the Southern Corridor. SAG COT Centre Ltd (SCl) is the administrative unit to the partnership and functions as a hub to promote investments in inclusive, sustainable, commercial value "chains. The SAGCOT Centre Ltd. is also a neutral broker and catalyst that links different agriculture stakeholders in order to create synergies and help them achieve SAGCOT Centre Ltd objectives.

Head of Accounting and Finance

Setting and upholding policies and procedures
1. Review current policies and procedures related to the financial management system to ensure compliance with donor and corporate requirements.
2. Oversee the continuous improvement of Accounting and Financial Processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output.
3. Prepare periodic budgetary control statements to determine SCl's financial performance and suggest corrective action, if required.

Financial management and reporting
1. Performs all financial planning, forecasting and reporting for SCL.
2. Oversee and coordinate financial management systems for the Dar es Salaam and field offices.
3. Present monthly and year-to-date financials with accompanying analysis of results for internal and external reports use as per Financial Manual and grant agreements.
4. Work with the Senior Leadership Team to prepare SCL's annual and multi-year budgets.
5. Monitor cash flow and work closely with everyone to manage shortfalls/surpluses
6. Oversee reimbursement processes in accordance with SCl's established financial system
7. Oversee the internal and external audit, review and analyze results and recommend for approval the Audited Financial Statements.

Donor Requirements and Compliance
1. Implement a grant tracking/monitoring system and monitor grant expenditures in order to identify any irregularities.
2. Spearheads proactive communication with external (donor) or internal (contracts or prograrns) members with regard to donor compliance requirements, expenditures, and potential irregularities
3. Manages all sub-grants, ensuring compliance and reporting of the sub - awardee

Tax Compliance
1. Ensure organizational compliance with Tanzanian tax laws
Staff Management
1. Manage financial staff ensure teamwork and delivery of results.
2. Coordinate financial management by assisting strong links between Accounting, Finance and Operations teams while setting Finance priorities, goals and work plans.

Qualifications & Experience
1. CPA required; MBA preferred
2. Minimum of 8 years experience with at least 3 years in a senior position
3. Excellent knowledge of Excel, Access and PowerPoint required, familiarity with PASTEL required, or similar finance and accounting software preferred
4. Knowledge of key donor reporting requirements (USAID,DFID, EU, World Bank) requirements
5. Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills
6. Ability to mentor and coach the finance team

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Qualified candidates who meet the criteria above are welcome to apply before the deadline of 26th August, 2016
Please attach a cover letter clearly stating which job you are applying for and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and send it to only one of the addresses below OR VIA info@favoritegroup.net
Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Address 1: Favorite Group Ltd, 565 Infotech Place, 2nd Floor South, Mwai Kibaki Road, Kawe Beach

Address 2: Recruitment, Favorite Group Ltd, P.O Box 105300, Dar es salaam

The opportunity is open for national qualified candidates.

SOURCE: The Guardian 8 August, 2016
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