New Jobs at Gibbs Farm Tanzania – Senior Accountant, Hospitality


Gibbs Farm, a high end five-star lodge in the Arusha – Karatu area currently has available a live-in position for a Senior Accountant, reporting to the Lodge Controller.
We are currently seeking an experienced, and thorough senior accountant to join our renowned operation. Inthis role, you will demonstrate your management skills and accounting expertise in a variety of personal and corporate accounting practices.

Please only apply by email below with Resume, Qualifications, availability, and a cover letter demonstrating suitability for the position.


  • Hands-on, self-driven and motivated
  • Organised and results oriented.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable in dealing with and tolerant of diverse cultures, languages, and environments.
  • Highly numerate and accurate, with an eye for detail on numbers and analysis of financial results
  • Highly ethical and integrous with the ability to be principled when necessary.


  • Finance reporting function for all departments, balance sheet reconciliations & process monthly journals, monthly management account reporting, variance analysis, quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and high-level forecasts.
  • Treasury management and cashflow forecasting
  • Fixed asset register maintenance
  • Debtors age analysis and bad debt provision of Revaluation and authorisation of all bank reconciliations
  • Review and approval of payment obligations (creditors)
  • Maintain commercial focus through preparation & review of detailed budgets, forecasts and input into management decisions.
  • Investigate and report variances and implement controls to reduce variances where relevant.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the responsibilities of subordinates to ensure they are performing in line with expectations.
  • Manage External Audit and queries with Audit Team.
  • Co-ordinate regional annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Completion and submission of relevant tax returns, including VAT, Income Tax, PAYE and Withholding Tax
  • Maintain procedures for custody and control of assets and records in order to ensure safekeeping.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal customers and provide assistance when problems may be encountered.
  • Monthly preparation of the payroll and reviewing regional payroll.


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a MUST
  • Must be proficient with Quick Book, MS Office Packages and be able to demonstrate superior MS Excel abilitiesExperience in Res Request a plus
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment.
  • East African Tax & Accounting experience an advantage
  • International experience is a plus.
  • Luxury lodge experience an advantage.
  • Willing to relocate to Gibbs Farm/Karatu


  • Must be highly numerate in financial reporting, internal controls, taxation, relationships with key stakeholders and problem solving.
  • Strong Commercial focus
  • Able to prioritise and balance Commercial and technical financial requirements.
  • The ability to generate and maintain a positive momentum and focus.
  • Consistently maintaining a high productivity level whilst demonstrating drive, stamina and the capacity to work hard.
  • maintains ethical and professional norms in all activities and including a willingness to develop oneself further.
  • Able to coach and facilitate the development of others’ knowledge and skills, providing timely feedback and guidance to help them reach goals.


  • Competitive salary
  • Live in Position room and board provided, shared single accommodation.
  • Uniform
  • Medical insurance

Please send your cv along with a detailed covering letter via email: [email protected]

Application letters should reach the above on or Before 24th may 2021,18hr00.


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