Financial Manager

Our client, is looking for a FINANCIAL MANAGER to join their team in Tanzania:



  • Finance reporting function for all business units
  • Balance sheet reconciliations & process monthly journals
  • Monthly management account reporting for regional business units and variance analysis quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and high level forecasts
  •  Treasury management and cashflow forecasting
  • Fixed asset register maintenance
  • Debtors age analysis and bad debt provision
  • Revaluation and authorisation of all bank reconciliations
  • Review and approval of payment obligations (creditors)
  • Maintain commercial focus through preparation & review of detailed budgets, forecasts and input into management decisions
  • Investigate and report variances and implement controls to reduce variances where relevant
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the responsibilities of subordinates to ensure they are performingin line with expectations, including regular lodge visits
  • Manage External Audit and field queries with Audit Team
  • Co-ordinate regional annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Completion and submission of relevant tax returns, including VAT, Income Tax, PAYE and Withholding Tax
  • Maintain procedures for custody and control of assets and records in order to ensure safekeeping
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal customers and provide assistance when problems may be encountered
  • Monthly preparation of payroll and reviewing regional payroll


  • Consider review and support investment and commercial opportunities that arise from time to time
  • Ad hoc projects as required from time to time


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Packages and be able to demonstrate superior MS Excelabilities
  • Experience in Accpac or Tourplan a plus
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment
  • East African Tax & Accounting experience an advantage
  • International experience is a plus
  • Luxury lodge and / or Touring finance experience an advantage
  • Willing to relocate to Tanzania
  • Willing to travel  to the Tanzania based lodges


  • Must be highly numerate in financial reporting, internal controls, taxation, relationships with key stakeholders and problem solving.
  • Strong Commercial focus
  • Able to prioritise and balance Commercial and technical financial requirements
  • The ability to generate and maintain a positive momentum and focus.
  • Consistently maintaining a high productivity level whilst demonstrating drive, stamina andthe capacity to work hard.
  • Maintains ethical and professional norms in all activities and including a willingness todevelop oneself further.
  • Able to coach and facilitate the development of others’ knowledge and skills, providingtimely feedback and guidance to help them reach goals
  • High emotional intelligence to be able to balance the highly driven work ethic that is in placecoupled with a sense of ‘fun’ and enjoying work


  • Negotiable

To apply for this position, kindly forward your CV in Word Format together with a head and shoulders photo to

Job Ref#5033