Finance Manager at Mott MacDonald

Job Title: Finance Manager

Mott MacDonald has advertised a job opportunity for the position of Finance Manager. All the details about this job can be seen here below.

Job location: Dodoma

Job Description:

The Finance Manager has responsibility for:

  • Statutory Accounts and Audits – Liaising with external auditors to ensure and facilitate the production of Audited Financial Statements, interpretation of statements, respond to findings and follow-up actions.
  • Bank and cash management – Ensure the management of monthly reconciliations of cashbooks, petty cash & imprest systems. Prepare monthly project cash flow forecast statements and quarterly statutory cash flow forecast statements. Monitor the flow of cash and related instruments.
  • Transactional accounting – Supervise the transactional processing (accounts payable, cash payments and payroll) and ensure there is well defined segregation of duties and appropriate financial controls in place. Approve (or assist in the approval of) all programme financial transactions, ensuring that each transaction is adequately supported and executed in compliance with donor requirements and is appropriately and securely filed.
  • Financial Accounting – Manage the company’s financial accounting and monitoring and reporting systems, developing financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk including;
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations as per agreed timetable.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation, internal financial controls and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Ensure that information is processed timeously and accurately in order to produce financial accounts on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Ensure that systems are adequate in order to meet accounting requirements. Review and update systems of accounting on a regular basis.
  • Timeously compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payments, reporting and other tax requirements to external statutory entities such as Tanzanian Revenue Services and pension funds
  • Liaise with external stakeholders e.g. creditors where necessary
  • Monitor budgets: ensure orders and invoices are within budget before processing payments

Client Accounting – To support the senior management in IE Tanzania hub in the delivery of the client reporting requirements including;

  • Produce expenditure monthly reconciliation of programme expenditure and draft invoices for the clients as well as maintaining an up to date billing control sheet.
  • Monitor expenditure and advise the Senior Management team of potential issues with regards to forecasting, disbursement or accounting.
  • Ensure good quality donor financial reports that adequately meet their reporting requirements.
  • Staff Management – manage and oversee all accounting and finance staff in Tanzania ensuring staff are competent to carry out their duties through supervision and training.
  • Carry out appraisals for direct reports in line with Mott MacDonald HR policies and assist the senior management in the recruitment of Programme finance officers.

Candidate Specification

Essential Competencies/skills

  • Good working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and the Companies Act of Tanzania
  • Excellent financial management and accountancy skills
  • A good communicator with strong relationship building skills, reliable and a team player
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Advance Excel skills including pivot tables and look up functions
  • Pro-active and takes initiative to raise issues with management and to resolve identified problems
  • Pro-active response to support colleagues when the need requires.
  • Undertake periodic travel to State offices.

Required Academic/professional Qualifications, Training And Experience

  • Educated to a Degree standard or technical equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACCA, ICA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS etc.)
  • Previous experience in managing donor funded projects/programmes would be advantageous
  • Experience of Quickbooks and exposure to an ERP system (SAP, Oracle, Lawson) would be advantageous

This role is based in Dodoma

Job Profile

The purpose of the Finance Managers role is, in conjunction with Senior Management (at IE Tanzania hub, Division, Unit and Regional levels), to monitor, report on and where agreed, make timely interventions in order to ensure the financial health and hygiene of the business and to support effective financial decision making within business streams in accordance with Mott MacDonald internal financial policies, national and international financial reporting standards, as well as meeting client requirements.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More About Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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