Job Summary

Africa Healthcare Network (AHN) is looking for a Financial Controller for our Tanzania operations.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Company summary
AHN is building the first dialysis chain across East Africa, providing high-quality, life-saving dialysis at an affordable cost. AHN brings world-class technical expertise combined with developing world practical operating experience to a region in dire need of quality dialysis treatment. In North America, over 97% of patients requiring treatment for kidney disease receive care; in East Africa, less than 5% receive care. AHN's goal is to increase access to high quality care at a lower cost to patients, delivered through a sustainable business model. 

Job Description

AHN is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Financial Controller – Tanzania. The position will report to the global Chief Financial Officer, and will also work hand-in-hand with the Chief Executive Officer. The Financial Controller will be responsible for book-keeping for country-level financials, as well as reviewing and monitoring expenses, billing, and payments. The Financial Controller will also work with the CFO to implement and monitor financial metrics driven by business unit performance and progress against strategic goals. We are looking for a goal-oriented, ambitious, and collaborative team member who understands and respects cultural subtleties. The role will be based in Dar es Salaam, but will involve travel to other locations in Tanzania.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support the CFO in overseeing the financial management of the various clinics, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, audits, cash allocations, and budget forecasting and planning
  • Ensure that billing for all dialysis centres is compliant to AHN standards and the standards of our insurance partners
  • Monitor accounts receivable and liaise with relevant partners to minimize payment time
  • Work with the CFO to assess the financial impact of strategic initiatives
  • Support fundraising efforts, proposal and concept note development, budgeting
  • Ensure that AHN is fully compliant with tax law
  • Supporting senior management and the Country Head with administrative tasks as required 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent business experience; (ideally NBAA certified and CPA)
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the private or public sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Strong understanding of Tanzanian tax and labour laws
  • Proven success stories of how your work has been used to make critical business decisions that have delivered real business value
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work through sensitive political contexts and develop strong relationships with government officials and multilateral organizations
  • Ability to work with limited budgets and human resources without extensive structural or operational support
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic and flexibility, respectful of local norms and culture, ability to work with humility and urgency
  • Comfortable with International Finance Reporting Standards working across multiple countries (e.g. Mauritius, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya)
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks) and HR management software. 

  • Competitive salary, premium health insurance, and travel allowance
  • Working with the best people in the sector and making an impact to the millions of people living in the without high quality care
  • Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth

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