Hospitality and Tourism Job – Financial Controller

Hospitality and Tourism Job – Financial Controller

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A leading tour operator based in Arusha seeks talented, ambitious person who place importance on quality, teamwork and accountability for the following position:


Financial Controller:

Applicant should be a CPA / CA / ACCA registered with NBAA having a minimum of eight years post qualification work experience in computerised accounting systems and Oracle Financials, in a medium to large organization. Experience in a tourism related company would be an advantage.



Under the direction of the Managing Director the incumbent is responsible for-


  • Exercising delegated authority from the Finance Director for approving the Company’s payments and maintaining the Company’s accounts


  • Exercising overall supervision of the work of the Accounts & Finance Section staff; ensuring full implementation of all Rules, Regulations and Instructions. Train junior staff to work with Oracle Financials integrated within ERP.


  • The incumbent will: Manage overall financial administration of the Company’s accounts as follows: Approve, record financial obligations and payments; review and submit monthly accounts/financial statements; analyze and monitor status of obligations and expenditures; Exercise overall supervision of the section’s staff by providing advice where deviations from routine occur; Arranging deployment of accounts & finance staff, and preparing staff performance reports; Plan, integrate and coordinate the work of accountants responsible for the various units of the accounts section such as accounts payable, receivable etc.


  • Monitor adaptations of IFRS and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to IFRS. Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained; Coordinate audit responses and ensure full implementation of the accepted recommendations; Arrange end of month and year-end closure of accounts, reports and bank reconciliation; Review payments, advances and inter-company outstanding on the basis of proper supporting vouchers and other documents which indicate that the goods and services have been received; Act as Approving Officer for Company’s expenditures ensuring that payments are disbursed in accordance with certified documents establishing the obligation.


  • Ensure that the Company has sufficient funding in its bank accounts and cash imprest to meet its obligations at all time; Be the custodian of cash receipt vouchers, cheques and other payment systems established documentation; Perform any other relevant duties as and when required.



Proven conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills. The ability to conduct independent analysis, identify issues, formulate options, arrive at conclusions, and make sound recommendations. A complete, in-depth grasp of financial principles and practices with sound knowledge and command of budget development, and financial administration of resources;



Strong managerial/supervisory skills. Good negotiating skills with the service providers, good judgment and decision-making skills. Ability to extend assistance and co-operation to the other heads of department in a team endeavor;


Managing Performance:

Ability to establish priorities and to plan and encourage performance, and coordinate and monitor work of others, delegate appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority.


Technological Awareness:

Sound computer skills, including proficiency in MS office and computerized financial systems such as Oracle Financials.



Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and effective oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with financial counterparts.



Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



Deliver output for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and in accordance with Management’s policy. Operates in compliance with Group’s regulations and rules, and supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for assigned work. Establishes and maintains communication with Managing Director, and keeps him informed of progress with assignments, meeting deadlines agreed with Management. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the Groups’ environment to be informed and anticipate problems.


Total Package: Based on experience and suitability for the role


Role Commencement: Immediate start required


The company will offer a competitive remuneration package to the right candidates who wish to make a career in the tourism industry. Detailed resumes with copies of certificates, a recent photo and at least three references should be mailed to the following address, with the position applied for marked on the envelope, by February 28, 2019 to –


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  1. O. Box 376,



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