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Principal Accountant – Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority


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

CORPORATE AFFAIRS DIVISION
4.1 Post Title: Principal Accountant – 1 Post
Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
Principal Accountant will be responsible for ensuring smooth provision of financial
services of the Authority.
Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To coordinate provision of support in ensuring timely and effective provision
of financial services to the Authority.
ii) To coordinate monitoring of financial expenditure as per approved budget,
procedures and policies.
iii) To coordinate provision of support in overseeing establishment and
application of systems and procedures for finance.
iv) To collaborate in ensuring that all approved and normal operations
pertaining to finance are carried out on time and according to approved
budget.
v) To collaborate in overseeing prudent management of the Authority’s
resources, including keeping records on their utilization.
vi) To coordinate preparation of time-based reports on financial performance.
vii) To coordinate preparation of operating and capital expenditure budgets.
viii) To collaborate in preparing annual financial statements and provide
required support to external auditors.
ix) To collaborate in controlling, applying and monitoring routine finance
functions.
x) To collaborate in monitoring and controlling all receivable accounts.
xi) To effectively supervise and guide members of staff reporting on the job.
xii) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum 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) Master’s Degree majoring in accounting or finance or business administration;
iii) Certified Public Accountant, CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered with the
National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA).

iv) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology
(ICT) application, and familiarity with one of the accounting software;
v) A strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and
Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Principles; and
vi) Not less than six (6) 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
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time
contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates, one passport size
photo and names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to reach the
under-mentioned by 15th November 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 Pensions Fund Towers,
Opposite Makumbusho, Kijitonyama
P O Box 72175
DAR ES SALAAM
Jobs@ewura.go.tz
Source: Ewura Official Website
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