Head of Finance Job At Yara International Tanzania|Ajira Mpya October 2020

Nafasi za kazi Yara International Tanzania - Head of Finance


Nafasi za kazi Yara International Tanzania – Head of Finance

Head of Finance

Location: Dar Es Salaam, TZ

Job Function: Finance

Job Type: Permanent

Job Requisition ID: 4697

About the Unit

Nafasi za kazi Yara International Tanzania – Head of FinanceYARA Tanzania is duly registered company under the Laws of Tanzania as a subsidiary of Fertilizers Holdings AS. with headquarters in Dar es Salaam. The aim is developing a market concept that increase the number of farmers using fertilizer in Tanzania including better knowledge in plant nutrition, improved distribution and logistics. One of Yara investments in the country includes the construction of a 40 KT bulk terminal near the port of Dar Es Salaam which handles importation of bulk fertilizer, packaging and sale in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi

Head of Finance is a position based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as the overall strategic advisor for the business and responsible for the functions of Finance and Control to ensure implementation of sound accounting, financial management, control system and procedures for the local entity.

Our mission

Responsibly feed the world and protect the planet

Our mission is our reason to exist. It defines our company’s purpose and role in the world and is balanced between three core ideas.  Feeding the world  embodies knowledge, economic empowerment and new innovative ideas.  Protecting the planet represents our commitment to emission abatement and sustainable agricultural practices.  At Yara we believe that success can be celebrated only when it is achieved in the right way.

We believe knowledge grows and has the power to create positive global change. We understand that knowledge helps feed the world, creates profitable businesses, and protects the planet at a time when the population is expanding and our resources are increasingly challenged.

Our vision

A collaborative society;
a world without hunger;
a planet respected.

Our founders faced and overcame the greatest food challenge of their time. With collaboration and curiosity, they combined and grew their knowledge to help save the lives of millions of people.

Our vision for the world is based upon ensuring a sustainable future. A collaborating community that overcomes cultural, environmental and economic barriers to create solutions that will lead to a world free from hunger and a planet respected.



  • Management: As part of local management team, support the Country Manager within the areas of finance, accounting and controlling and implementation of the countries strategy while ensuring working capital is managed efficiently and in the most optimal manner.
  • Reporting: Ensure quality and timely reporting of the financial statement, statutory and tax reporting.
  • Facilitate Business Plan process and ensure quality input and timely reporting together with the Country Manager.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with Corporate Governance, Yara’s accounting principles, local IRFS/tax regulations and Yara’s ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) principles.
  • Tax: Responsible for the quality of any outsourced activity (accounting, tax)
  • Ensure preparation and filing of statutory reporting is performed according to local requirements.
  • Collaboration: Lead and develop the Finance team in line with Yara values and performance management requirements.
  • Build and develop effective working relations with all internal and external stakeholders.




  • University degree in Finance and/or Accounting.
  • Chartered Accountant (CPA, ACCA)
  • Competent in IFRS and local tax regulations.
  • Working Knowledge of ERP systems (SUN,SAP




  • Minimum of 10 years working experience 5 (five) of which should be in a multinational company
  • 5 years’ experience in a senior/managerial finance role within a global entity.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili languages.


Additional Information



  • Technical Competencies—Governance, Risk and Controlling, Accounting, IFRS understanding
  • Interpersonal Competencies—Relationship Management, Communication, conflict management, personal effectiveness and credibility.
  • Business Competencies—Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation.
  • Competent in advanced microsoft office applications.
  • Contact details


Apply no later than 27th October 2020



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