Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity responsible for the implementation of the Public Servants Housing Scheme (PSHS) and management of the WHC Real Estate Investment Trust (WHC-REIT). Shareholders of WHC and the financiers of the PSHS are National Social Security Fund (NSSF), PPF Pensions Fund (PPF), Public Service Pensions Fund (PSPF), LAPF Pensions Fund (LAPF), Government Employees Provident Fund (GEPF), National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National Housing Corporation (NHC). In order to implement its objectives, WHC would like to invite suitably qualified Tanzanians to join its lean, entrepreneurial and dynamic team by filling the following vacancies:
a) Duty Station: WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
b) Reporting to: Principal Accountant
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for day-to-day handling of finance, accounting and planning functions.
d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities
i. Assist in the mobilisation and management of fund from REIT Units holders;
ii. Assist in the preparation of annual budget, monitors trends, and advises management accordingly;
iii. Responsible for appropriate revenue accounting from WHC's operations;
iv. Oversees the writing of all accounting books, cash handling and banking operations;
v. Oversees the preparation of the payroll and ensures that staff emoluments'abide by statutory requirements and laid down remuneration policies and procedures;
vi. Ensures that all payments are made in accordance with financial regulations and the approved budget;
vii. Manages the creditors' accounts - verifying invoices for payment, ensuring expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts, and that payments are made in accordance with the payments schedule;
viii. Prepares periodic reports on the status of fund, revenue and expenditure trends;
ix. Ensure that all fixed assets and other properties of WHC are properly insured;
x. Performs administrative functions;
xi. Assist in the production of Final Accounts and attending external audit queries;
xii. Assist in perming compliance functions: and
xiii. Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned by superiors from time to time.
e) Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position-should have:
i. University Degree/ Advanced Diploma majoring in Accounting 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) in the category of Associate Certified Public Accountants (ACPA).
iii. Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology ocr: application; and familiarity with one of the accounting software.
iv. A strong background of International Financial Reporting Standards (I FRS) and good knowledge of Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Principles.
v. Working experience of not less than four (4) years two (2) of which should be in a senior finance position preferably in the public institution.
vi. Experience in performing administrative functions will be an added advantage,
vii. Demonstrate high standards of conduct and ethics,
In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:
i. A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
ii. Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
iii. Ability to work in a lean and dynamic team;
iv. Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines and
v. Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.
TENURE AND REMUNERATION
A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts. WHC is an equal opportunity employer. Staff will be employed on three (3) years contracts that are renewable upon satisfactory performance.
MODE OF Application
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or daytime contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 25th August 2017. Only short-listed candidates 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 sent through the address shown below:
The Chief executive Officer,
Watumishi Housing Company,
4th Floor Golden Jubilee Towers,
7 Ohio Street/ Kibo Street, P.O. Box 5119, 11481 Dar es Salaam.