Accounts Payable Coordinator

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Finance Accounting & Bookkeeping

Summary

The Accounts Payable Coordinator ensures timely and accurate processing of supplier invoices, other cost items and employee expenses using standard systems and processes, including settlement of approved items.

The incumbent oversees the maintenance of supporting records ensuring compliance with Company policies and external regulations including withholding tax. The incumbent will complete month end close for AP including reconciliations as part of the internal controls.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of purchasing and payment documents such as supplier invoices, tax payment requests, employee travel advances.
  • Ensure an accurate and efficient monthly closing of Accounts Payable financial records and posting of month end information.
  • Generation of monthly creditor reconciliation reports.
  • Maintain monthly statement of reconciliation on all accounts payable related balances to support end of month financial close balances.
  • Coordinate Tax reporting for payments to vendors subject to VAT and withholding tax.
  • Liaising with vendors and Procurement Manager / Property on payment issues, handling suppliers’ enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Provide periodic inputs for cash flow report and forecast as required.
  • Strive for continuous improvement within Accounts Payable.
  • Provide support to management on ad-hoc requests and reports.
  • Provide back-up for other finance activities as required.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Comply with the provisions of health, safety and environment legislation in Tanzania, and shall also comply with Company’s policies and procedures including occupational health and safety and wellness policies, and any modifications to any policy that may be introduced from time to time.
  • Live Company’s Core Principles and work proactively in a customer-related way in accordance with adopted procedures and best practice.
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and external stakeholders to promote the Company’s overall business objectives.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.
  • Perform any other duty as directed by line management.

HR RELATED ISSUES:

  • Ensure positive team actions under any circumstances.
  • Ensure ongoing feedback is provided and corrective action is taken where required.
  • Focus on solutions not problems.
  • Ensure that appearance and behavior is always in line with the Company’s policies and other guidelines.
  • In a timely manner, escalate matters as appropriate to the line manager and/or the escalation matrix stipulated in the relevant Company / Group policy.

HSSE AWARENESS AND ACTION:

  • Ensure that own vehicle and other company equipment is operated in line with health and safety guidelines.
  • Raise any HSSE deviations and/or perceived problems / concerns to the urgent attention of senior management.

 

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting, or in a related field.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years’ experience in AP.
  • Working with an ERP, preferably MS Dynamics Great Plains.
  • Working in a multi-national organization

Characteristics

  • Experience of ERP systems, MS Dynamics Great Plains knowledge preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented and accurate financial skill
  • Able to multitask, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization, including senior management, and customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent follow up skills
  • The incumbent must be flexible as there may be occasions that require working beyond the standard working week to ensure the position’s responsibilities are met

Reporting To

  • Finance Operations Manager 

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Telecommunication: 2 Years

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Finance: 2 Years

Accounting & Bookkeeping: 2 Years