Senior Accountant vacancy at Pesapal | March 2024

April 10, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description


REF: HR/005-04-09

About Pesapal Tanzania:

We are the leading payment services company with local know-how in building payments and business tools for Africa. Since 2009 we’ve empowered tens of thousands of African businesses and entrepreneurs to collect money online and in person via mobiles and cards. We back it up with popular digital tools for ticketing, reservations, reporting, inventory, merchant credit, APIs, and more.

We make it simple and safe for customers to book online and pay at a point-of-sale, or via the Pesapal Mobile App. Pesapal is regulated by the Central Banks of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. We are committed to product innovation that solves Africa’s payment challenges. We’re on track to connect a million African entrepreneurs and customers to electronic payments, e-commerce, and the global financial system by 2030.

Position Overview:

We are looking for an individual who thrives on pushing the boundaries of Accounting and Managing Finance, who sees challenges as opportunities to explore new avenues of expression. As a Senior Accountant with us, your role is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our financial records, with a particular emphasis on reconciliations. If you’re a proactive, results-oriented professional with a passion for numbers and a drive for excellence you are the person we are looking for!

You would be a fit if you can:

o Oversee Accounting Operations: Manage all aspects, including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting, and Revenue Recognition

o Ensure month end reporting process to deliver timely and accurate financial reports

o Implement efficient financial processes and procedures and monitor compliance

o Prepare budgets and business performance including variance analysis and actuals vs budget for the country

Key Responsibilities:

o Ensure the efficient management of company’s financial accounts and that they are aligned to the approved mandates.

o Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting activities including reconciliations of bank, coordination, and completion of annual audits, and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary.

o Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.

o Maintain and manage company’s bank accounts register and update any changes.

o Ensure the movement of cash within the operating countries is in a tax efficient manner.

o Ensure all markets carry out bank, supplier and petty cash reconciliations.

o Supervise and participate in the preparation of various financial statements and reports.

Must Have Job Requirements:

Education/Experience Needed:

o Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting option & ACCA or CPA (T)

o At least 7 years’ experience in a similar function

o Demonstrated experience in leading and supervising a team

o Proficient in Ms. Office, QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics, or SAGE

o Knowledge of finance processes, principles and systems

Skills and Abilities Required:

o Strong analytical skills to interpret financial data, identify trends, variances, and anomalies, and provide recommendations for improvement.

o Effective time management skills to meet deadlines and support team commitments.

o Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Why Join Us?

Innovative Environment: We foster a culture of creativity and encourage our team members to explore new ideas and technologies to drive positive change in the industry.

Professional Growth: You will have access to opportunities for skill development, training, and career advancement. We believe in investing in our people and helping them reach their full potential.

Impactful Work: Working at Pesapal means being part of a company that is shaping the future of digital commerce. Our solutions empower businesses and individuals to transact seamlessly and securely, create job opportunities, and contribute to the company’s economic development.

Dynamic Work Culture: Be part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you experience a myriad of exciting challenges, opportunities, and thrilling adventures.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit ONLY their C.V. and an application letter to, to be received by Monday, 15th April 2024. Certificates and testimonials need NOT be attached.

*Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted*