at ASL
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Date Posted January 22, 2022
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency TZS



We're looking for a diligent Accountant to keep our books and records on track with unwavering accuracy. The most successful candidate will have a natural passion for problem solving and a strong understanding of the intricacies of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, and other financial transactions within an organization. This position requires a high degree of autonomy, yet also needs to be an excellent team player. The candidate will play an enormously important supportive role in a tight knit team.
The Accountant will report directly to the Managing Director. This position will oversee see all aspects of accounting, accounts payable/receivable, merchant services, R&D credits, budgeting, fixed assets, tax and government grant/contract reporting and compliance, cash flow analysis, audits, and financial reporting and analysis. The Accountant must possess a solid knowledge of accounting and GAAP reporting, pays close attention to detail and can ensure first-class financial management and accounting across company entities. The candidate must display integrity and have a desire for professional growth.

• Perform all related accounting functions required to maintain the general ledger in compliance with GAAP and company policy and procedures
• Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable processes including entering daily invoices/bills/journal entries/weekly check runs/monthly accruals and special projects for several portfolio companies
• Maintain accounting/corporate records by designing a paperless filing and retrieval system ensuring past and current records are available as needed and attach documents within the financial system as system allows
• Reconcile all bank accounts
• Research and resolve invoice discrepancies
• Evaluate workflow processes and procedures to develop, recommend and implement procedural and system changes to increase accuracy and efficiencies
• Ensure vendor invoices and check requests are paid in accordance with authorization and approval policies and follow up on invoices not approved
• Analyze expenses to evaluate cost cutting opportunities to drive value to the portfolio companies
• Review aging reports and follow up with Customers regarding overdue balances
• Coordinate month-end and year-end closing activities to ensure timely reporting as well as assist with yearly public audits
• Create, plan and prepare financial models and other ad hoc reporting as requested
• Research R&D Credit opportunities for portfolio companies and implement processes
• Responsible for researching, registering and compliance for all tax requirements
• Research nexus requirements and compile sales tax/use tax information and prepare tax returns if necessary
• Analyze financial data and generate monthly trend reports and balance sheet reconciliations ensuring financial statement accuracy
• Oversee fixed asset tracking and reconciliations including monthly depreciation

• Minimum 3-5 years' accounting experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance and/or related field
• Excellent technical accounting skills
• Experience with financial and GAAP reporting
• Experience with research and development credits a plus
• Knowledge of international currency exchange transactions a plus