Finance Manager at Media Council of Tanzania (MCT)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Finance Manager

Job location: Dar es Salaam

Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) is seeking for a suitably applicant to fill the vacant for the position of Finance Manager.

Background:

The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) is an independent, voluntary, self-regulatory body with the objective of promoting freedom of the media and ensuring the highest professional standards and media accountability in the United Republic of Tanzania.

MCT is implementing a five-year Programme Strategy (2023 – 2027) that aims at expanding the perimeters of freedom of expression and of the media as well as promoting professionalism and accountability in order to ensure that the Tanzania media contributes effectively to the country’s development and democratic processes.

As part of implementation of its Strategy, MCT would like to recruit a competent Tanzanian to fill the vacancy of FINANCE MANAGER as elaborated below:

Reports to: Executive Secretary

Overall Responsibility: To ensure that accounting and financial management of MCT’s operations are in strict compliance with MCT financial policies, regulations, procedures, donor agreements, IFRSs/ IPSAs and best practices. Provide quality and timely advice on matters of finance and financial management and provide timely and accurate financial and management reports.

Job descriptions:

  • Heads and supervises the day-to-day function of the finance unit;
  • Provide technical advice to the Executive Secretary and heads of Units on the preparation of the plans and budgets for optimal use of resources;
  • Assist Executive Secretary to develop project budgets and fundraising;
  •  Oversee preparations of financial reports and submit to Executive Secretary;
  • Design a financial system that will detect errors and irregularities in a timely manner;
  • Review and prepare Financial Management Reports which include but are not limited to weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports and liaise with the Executive Secretary for their submission to the users;
  • Develop and maintain suitable procedural framework to allow the accounts unit to carry out its allocated function of providing financial services within MCT;
  • Ensure compliance of MCT with laws and regulations relating to tax as well as other statutory authorities;
  • Periodically review operations of the accounting package and ensure all information is input accurately on daily basis;
  • Ensure all financial documents are aligned to practice, market completeness, and compliance with applicable policies and laws;
  •  Ensure financial documents are kept and are in compliance with MCT’s financial policies;
  • Communicate financial policies and procedures to all staff and ensure they are properly implemented and adhered to;
  •  Interpret the Programme Strategy and link it to the Strategic Budget as well linking Annual Work Plans to Annual Budgets and provide strategic advice on the implementation that will enhance value for money;
  • Prepare quarterly reports on the implementation of the resource mobilization work plans for consideration by the management;
  • Liaise with tax and other authorities wherever necessary;
  • Review donor reports and ensure submission of the same is done within the context of the Memorandum of Understanding and Bilateral Agreements;
  • Review and approve bank reconciliation statements;
  •  Liaise with external auditors and work with auditors to ensure smooth Audits on MCT Finances;
  • Attend Board and its committee meetings as it may be directed by the Executive Secretary;
  • Participate and give quality input to Tender Board deliberations;
  • Take Lead in Unit planning and budgeting;
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for the finance unit staff, volunteers and interns; and w)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Secretary.

Job Specifications;

Education:

  • CPA(T) holder or its equivalent,
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university, Master degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in senior accounting/finance level.
  • Proven experience in managing donor funds.

Competencies:

  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken;
  • Experience and ability to use various Accounting soft-wares;
  • Ability to support and direct the implementation of ideas, projects and plans once adopted by the organization;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while working as part of a team;
  • Excellent financial analytical skills;
  • Energetic, independent, self-motivated personality.

MODE OF APPLICATION:

To apply, submit an application letter explaining your suitability for the job, a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with email address, telephone number, copies of relevant certificates/testimonials, and names of three professional referees to the address below:

Human Resources and Administrative Manager,

Media Council of Tanzania,

PO Box 10160, Dar es Salaam.

or recruitment@mct.or.tz

Closing date is February 22, 2024 Close of Business. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

MCT is an equal opportunity employer therefore all people are encouraged to apply.