Saturday, 12 August 2017

Job Opportunity at Watumishi Housing Company (WHC), Senior Accountant


                              Vacancies at Watumishi Housing Company (WHC)

Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity responsible for the
implementation of the Public Servants Housing Scheme (PSHS) and
management of the WHC Real Estate Investment Trust (WHC-REIT).
Shareholders of WHC and the financiers of the PSHS are National Social
Security Fund (NSSF), PPF Pensions Fund (PPF), Public Service Pensions
Fund (PSPF), LAPF Pensions Fund (LAPF), Government Employees Provident
Fund (GEPF), National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National Housing
Corporation (NHC). In order to implement its objectives, WHC would like
to invite suitably qualified Tanzanians to join its lean,
entrepreneurial and dynamic team by filling the following vacancies:


*1. Senior Accountant - One Post*
a) Duty Station: WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
b) Reporting to: Principal Accountant
c) Salary Grade: 5

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for day-to-day handling of
finance, accounting and planning functions.

d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities
i. Assist in the mobilisation and management of fund from REIT Units
ii. Assist in the preparation of annual budget, monitors trends, and
advises management accordingly;
iii. Responsible for appropriate revenue accounting from WHC's operations;
iv. Oversees the writing of all accounting books, cash handling and
banking operations;
v. Oversees the preparation of the payroll and ensures that staff
emoluments'abide by statutory requirements and laid down remuneration
policies and procedures;
vi. Ensures that all payments are made in accordance with financial
regulations and the approved budget;
vii. Manages the creditors' accounts - verifying invoices for payment,
ensuring expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts, and that
payments are made in accordance with the payments schedule;
viii. Prepares periodic reports on the status of fund, revenue and
expenditure trends;
ix. Ensure that all fixed assets and other properties of WHC are
properly insured;
x. Performs administrative functions;
xi. Assist in the production of Final Accounts and attending external
audit queries;
xii. Assist in perming compliance functions: and
xiii. Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned by superiors
from time to time.

e) Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position-should have:
i. University Degree/ Advanced Diploma majoring in Accounting from a
recognized higher learning institution.
ii. Certified Public Accountant, CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered
with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) in the
category of Associate Certified Public Accountants (ACPA).
iii. Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications
Technology ocr: application; and familiarity with one of the accounting
iv. A strong background of International Financial Reporting Standards
(I FRS) and good knowledge of Public Sector Accounting and Reporting
v. Working experience of not less than four (4) years two (2) of which
should be in a senior finance position preferably in the public institution.
vi. Experience in performing administrative functions will be an added
vii. Demonstrate high standards of conduct and ethics,

In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the
above positions are required to have the following attributes:
i. A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
ii. Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
iii. Ability to work in a lean and dynamic team;
iv. Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines and
v. Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.


A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the
posts. WHC is an equal opportunity employer. Staff will be employed on
three (3) years contracts that are renewable upon satisfactory performance.
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address
or daytime contact telephone number, together with photocopies of
certificates and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed
to reach the under-mentioned by 25th August 2017. Only short-listed
candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview.
Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may
work to the candidate's disadvantage. Application letter should be sent
through the address shown below:

The Chief executive Officer,
Watumishi Housing Company,
4th Floor Golden Jubilee Towers,
7 Ohio Street/ Kibo Street, 
P.O. Box 5119, 
11481 Dar es Salaam. 
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