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Finance Manager at The Mott MacDonald Group Tanzania

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 Finance Manager

  • Contract
  • Full time
  • Dodoma, Tanzania

Job Description
The Finance Manager has responsibility for:

  • Statutory
    Accounts and Audits – Liaising with external auditors to ensure and
    facilitate the production of Audited Financial Statements,
    interpretation of statements, respond to findings and follow-up actions.
  • Bank
    and cash management – Ensure the management of monthly reconciliations
    of cashbooks, petty cash & imprest systems. Prepare monthly project
    cash flow forecast statements and quarterly statutory cash flow forecast
    statements. Monitor the flow of cash and related instruments.
  • Transactional
    accounting – Supervise the transactional processing (accounts payable,
    cash payments and payroll) and ensure there is well defined segregation
    of duties and appropriate financial controls in place. Approve (or
    assist in the approval of) all programme financial transactions,
    ensuring that each transaction is adequately supported and executed in
    compliance with donor requirements and is appropriately and securely
  • Financial Accounting – Manage the company’s financial
    accounting and monitoring and reporting systems, developing financial
    management mechanisms that minimise financial risk including;
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations as per agreed timetable.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation, internal financial controls and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Ensure
    that information is processed timeously and accurately in order to
    produce financial accounts on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Ensure
    that systems are adequate in order to meet accounting requirements.
    Review and update systems of accounting on a regular basis.
  • Timeously
    compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with
    payments, reporting and other tax requirements to external statutory
    entities such as Tanzanian Revenue Services and pension funds
  • Liaise with external stakeholders e.g. creditors where necessary
  • Monitor budgets: ensure orders and invoices are within budget before processing payments

Accounting – To support the senior management in IE Tanzania hub in the
delivery of the client reporting requirements including;

  • Produce
    expenditure monthly reconciliation of programme expenditure and draft
    invoices for the clients as well as maintaining an up to date billing
    control sheet.
  • Monitor expenditure and advise the Senior
    Management team of potential issues with regards to forecasting,
    disbursement or accounting.
  • Ensure good quality donor financial reports that adequately meet their reporting requirements.
  • Staff
    Management – manage and oversee all accounting and finance staff in
    Tanzania ensuring staff are competent to carry out their duties through
    supervision and training.
  • Carry out appraisals for direct
    reports in line with Mott MacDonald HR policies and assist the senior
    management in the recruitment of Programme finance officers.
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Candidate Specification

Essential competencies/skills

  • Good working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and the Companies Act of Tanzania
  • Excellent financial management and accountancy skills
  • A good communicator with strong relationship building skills, reliable and a team player
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Advance Excel skills including pivot tables and look up functions
  • Pro-active and takes initiative to raise issues with management and to resolve identified problems
  • Pro-active response to support colleagues when the need requires.
  • Undertake periodic travel to State offices.

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience

  • Educated to a Degree standard or technical equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACCA, ICA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS etc.)
  • Previous experience in managing donor funded projects/programmes would be advantageous
  • Experience of Quickbooks and exposure to an ERP system (SAP, Oracle, Lawson) would be advantageous

This role is based in Dodoma

Job Profile
purpose of the Finance Managers role is, in conjunction with Senior
Management (at IE Tanzania hub, Division, Unit and Regional levels), to
monitor, report on and where agreed, make timely interventions in order
to ensure the financial health and hygiene of the business and to
support effective financial decision making within business streams in
accordance with Mott MacDonald internal financial policies, national and
international financial reporting standards, as well as meeting client

Other Information
Equality, diversity and inclusion
put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business,
seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure
equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our
workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where
everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Agile working
Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your
manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client,
team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in
everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital
innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and
employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.

Job Ref 68029BR
Recruiter Contact Janet Thatcher
Country Tanzania
Region/State All – Tanzania
Discipline Finance and Accounting
Sector International development
Website Region Africa
Website Sector International development


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