Assistant Accounting Officer (Lodge: Serengeti Under Canvas Camp) Job Vacancy at &Beyond

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mara

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&Beyond designs personalised high-end tours in 13 countries in Africa, five in Asia and four in South America.

Assistant Accounting Officer (Lodge: Serengeti Under Canvas Camp) Job Vacancy at &Beyond




Job Location
– Tanzania — Mara

Job Type

Monday, July 08, 2024

Closing date
22 Jul 2024 22:59

&Beyond is built, almost entirely, on the strength of remarkable people who give passionately to

their jobs, work tirelessly, look after our guests beautifully and care for the communities and

environment which surrounds us. Every single ‘&Beyonder’ makes a huge difference to our success

and our contribution to the world, regardless of their role or function. For this reason we choose

‘&Beyonders’ very carefully – they are the strength and the future of this company.


Financial Management

  • Correct authorisation and allocation of business expenditure
  • Demonstrate and lead with an independent mind that is capable of questioning the need/requirement for proposed business expenditure and/or to consider that the determined value is reasonable, fair and within acceptable market ranges
  • Timely and accurate recording of transactions, whether on the Panstrat system or within manual systems such that transactions are recorded on a day to day basis
  • Prepare supplier payment requests
  • Interpretation and analysis of management accounts
  • Assist with payroll preparation and reconciliations
  • Collation and resolution of general ledger queries
  • Resolve all queries on balance sheet reconciliations
  • Manage and update stock sheets


  • Meeting certain non-negotiable finance deadlines
  • Provide timely feedback on management accounts to the Regional Finance Manager
  • Driving monthly finance meetings to discuss financial performance – feedback of these meetings to be communicated to the Regional Finance Manager
  • Oversee and assist in the compiling of budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Assist lodge managers/ Director with queries
  • Assisting with year-end audit
  • Reconciling various accounts including clearing accounts and inter lodge transactions
  • Manage and supervise all reports to ensure that their duties are performed in line with output requirements expected of the Assistant Lodge Accounting Officer

Internal control environment & safe guarding of company assets and resources

  • Maintaining stock control procedures
  • Actively assist with month-end stock takes
  • Actively monitor, formulate and updating the internal controls within the lodge and conduct documented internal audits and spot checks where necessary
  • Actively practice the principle of professional scepticism on a day to day basis
  • A duty to investigate and follow up any occurrence or suspected occurrences where the company has or may suffer losses
  • Maintain a duty to ensure that company assets are, properly recorded, safeguarded and cared for by those responsible for their custody
  • Take full responsibility of petty cash, mobile wallets, company bank accounts
  • Perform regular audits on safari shop systems and processes
  • Reviewing that expenditure is kept in line with budget
  • Ensure that accurate documentation is kept on record Training
  • Assist all staff with PanStrat
  • Assisting and training the lodge staff members in accounting principles
  • Review and train Front of House systems


  • 3 Years finance degree or relevant qualification (preference will be given to candidates with
  • a CPA)
  • 3-4 years’ experience
  • Microsoft Office Computer literate – Excel basics are essential
  • PanStrat experience preferable
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)


  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Critical thinking – always maintain a high level of professional scepticism
  • Independent and confident to ask and/or question costs or decision
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork / collaboration
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Patience a must
  • Result orientated and deadline driven
  • Sound Ethical standards

This is a permanent position, based at Serengeti Under Canvas Camp.

We reserve the right not to make an appointment

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