Accountant-MPESA Vodacom Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
24th November 2023

Role purpose: 

  • Proper and accurate reconciliation of M-PESA bank accounts and M-PESA system on daily basis. 
  • Float allocation to agents and process Business withdraws. 
  • The accountant will work under Finance Manager supervision and they will both ensure maker-checker role is adhered to all M-PESA transactions.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Processing of Float allocation and Business withdrawals.
  • Ensure cash in the bank is equal to e-money at all times.
  • Act as a key contact person with the banks (submission of documents to the bank). 
  • Prefunding and reconciling all GSM disbursement wallets.
  • Confirmation of M-PESA balances to businesses as requested.
  • Prepare month-end journals for M-PESA TRUST.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations on Assure Net and ensure they are completed within time with 100% accuracy.

Core competencies, knowledge, and experience 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Diligent and deadline-driven
  • Ability to work independently
  • Analytical skills are an added advantage
  • Computer literate with good Microsoft Excel skills
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Accuracy in working with large amounts of data
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, techniques, principles
  • Customer Obsession
  • Skills in analysing and interpreting financial data
  • Ready to work beyond normal work hours when need arises

Must have technical/professional qualifications: 

  • Working experience of at least 2 year with a reputable Company (s).
  • Bachelor Degree or an Advanced Diploma in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognised Institute.
  • Detailed working experience on Bank Reconciliations essential.
  • Cellular or telecom industry experience will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Mobile money and SAP system.

Key performance indicators:

  • Reconciliation of the M-Pesa system account to the M-Pesa Bank Account.
  • Ensure float allocation is done on time with accuracy.
  • Ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures and International Accounting Standards IFRS.
  • Responding and resolving all M-PESA queries relates to Finance.
  • Work with RA team on regular basis for improvement of M-PESA controls in M-PESA system.

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