Chief Accountant at Kahama Co-operative Union Limited

Job Title: Chief Accountant

Kahama Co-operative Union Limited (KACU Ltd) is looking forward to recruit a Chief Accountant.

Kahama Co-operative Union Limited (KACU Ltd) with registration number 5493 was incorporated in Tanzania in 1994 under the Co-operative Societies Act No.15 of 1991. KACU Ltd is currently operating under the Co-operative Societies Act No. 06 of 2013. The Union is domiciled and operates in Kahama District in Shinyanga Region.


Our vision is to become a strong Co-operative Union that provide good supervision, management skills to its Primary Co- operative Societies and the Community as well as to improve the economic standard of farmers and community development in Kahama District.


Our Mission is to improve productivity among members by providing progressive training for effective running of KACU LTD and its affiliated member societies.

In this regard, activities of KACU LTD have specifically expanded and the Union now invites applications from suitable, qualified and skilled Tanzanians to fill the following available vacancies:

Job Title: Chief Accountant (1 Post) – Re-advertised Nature and scope

The successful candidate will report to the General Manager. He/She will be responsible for maintenance of books of accounts, financial reporting and routine processing of the transactions relating to Finance. He/She will supervise the financial budgeting process and reporting, payment to suppliers as well as formulation of controls to safeguard the financial resources of the enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervise the accounts department and monitor financial information on a daily basis and ensure that accounting records are accurately and properly prepared and maintained;
  2. Co-ordinate budgeting exercise including production of regular budget reports and budgetary control;
  3. Chief advisor to the Management and Board of Directors on all financial matters of the enterprise;
  4. Ensure that all the statutory returns are prepared and payments made in time;
  5. Overall in-charge of costs control in the Enterprise using budgetary and other management control methods;
  6. Design and implement internal financial controls;
  7. Carry out transaction settlements in accordance with authorization mandates and in observance of prudence and existing internal controls;
  8. Monitor cash requirements/position;
  9. Prepare all statutory and regulatory reports in line with accepted accounting standards;
  10. Provide guidance to the Management on issues pertaining to accounting as well as financial and regulatory reporting;
  11. Prepare and submit management, Board and regulatory reports of high quality and on timely basis;
  12. Carry out any other related duties as may be assigned by General Manager from time to time.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy/Finance or related field.
  2. Holder of an internationally recognized accountancy qualification such as ACCA, CPA(T), CFA
  3. Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a reputable organization.
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to write documentation in a concise and focused style.
  5. Excellent developed interpersonal and organizational skills.
  6. Must be a team player, very self-motivated and able to manage and prioritize workload with minimum supervision.
  7. Should have computer skills.


Kahama Co-operative Union Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should apply in writing to or lodge their applications at the address shown below, enclosing:

  • Application letter showing how they meet the requirements of the position-
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; ’
  • Contacts statins name in full, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the candidate;
  • Copies of relevant certificates and Certification of Nationality; and
  • Names and full contacts of three (3) referees.

Closing date: Applications should reach the undersigned not later than 4.00 pm on Thursday, 28th December 2023.

General Manager,

Kahama Co-operative Union Limited,

P.O Box 51,