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9 Nov 2020

Accountant at SUMAIT University

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Job Description


The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT University) was built on the foundation of the former University College of Education Zanzibar established in 1998 by Direct Aid a charity organization based in Kuwait, SUMAIT University invites qualified Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians to fill the academic vacant posts as follows:-

Accountant (1 Post)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Accounts and Finance.
  • Master’s Degree can be an added advantage
  • Should have an experience in a fast-paced company
  • Experience in the education industry would be an advantage

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Prepare asset, liability and capital account entries
  • Payroll preparation, banking and day to day cash / credit reconciliations
  • Document financial transactions
  • Summarize current financial status; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other reports
  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile transactions
  • Produce error-free accounting reports, MIS and present their results
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Direct internal audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Communicate with Chief Accountant and/or DVC (Administration & Finance) on work status and client issues that arise
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Must respect University confidentiality, rules and regulations
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the University.
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Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications supported by detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V.), certified copies of their certificates, names and addresses of three non-relative referees who can be contacted for references. Foreign awards should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). Salary and Remunerations
  • SUMAIT University offers attractive salary and remunerations according to the University’s Salary Scales.
Hand delivered application should reach to Sumait University, Chukwani Street Zanzibar not later than 3:30hrs on 24th November, 2020. Or you can send your application through Email at:

[email protected] Applications should be addressed to: Vice Chancellor,

SUMAIT University,

P.O. Box 1933,


Email: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is 24 November 2020

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