Friday, 4 January 2019

Job Opportunity at G4S Tanzania, Cost Accountant

Job Opportunity at G4S Tanzania, Cost Accountant
G4S Tanzania


Location: Dar es Salaam | Salary: Market Related | Posted: 2 Jan 2019 | Closes: 31 Jan 2019 | Job Type: Permanent & Full-time | Business Unit: South Africa – Secure Solutions | Region / Division: Africa

The review and analysis of labour costs from actual operational trading and for prospective clients and calculating of costing for tenders and national quotes


Quotations & costings

  • Gathering all necessary information regarding a costing
  • Understanding the requirement and confirming with Ops that this is achievable
  • Completing the necessary costing template
  • Assisting with regional daily quotes for current customers
  • Ad hoc sundry quotes
  • Updating regional information database
  • Calculate sundry ad hoc rates annually


  • Compiling monthly profitability’s per site
  • Assisting with analysing and investigating any anomalies
  • Distributing profitability’s to Ops
  • Improvement action plan and the tracking thereof
  • Comparing actual profitability with budgeted and optimal GM
  • Updating ‘live’ wage models to always be able to compare optimal wages with budget & actual

Price increases

  • Assisting with PI calculations
  • Comparing PI calculation with actual profitability
  • Drafting final PI letter to be sent to customer
  • Updating regional PI tracker
  • Following up with Ops on outstanding PI’s

 Commercial customer files

  • Create, update and manage customer files with contracts, contract schedules, important correspondence, costings, quotations, etc.
  • Update and maintain regional data bases
  • Update contract schedules for FM approval

Assisting with month ends

  • Overall assistance if necessary
  • Uploading financial packs

Assist with budget and forecast process

  • Compare budgeted/forecasted results to actual or expected results in order to identify inaccuracies


  • Assistance with bid costing & mobilization cost tracking
  • Assistance with business plans and models

Minimum qualification & Experience

  • Minimum B. Com degree
  • 2 to 5 Years management and/or cost accounting experience would be deemed suitable for the level of the position 


  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices
  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards
  • Knowledge of how to perform reconciliations
  • Knowledge and/or understanding of different costing principles 


  • MS Office Computer skills (Excel Advanced)
  • Analytical skills
  • Working with complexity
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Managing conflict
  • Delivering efficiency
  • Delivering performance
  • Managing professionally
  • Time management 


  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Acting professionally
  • Driving change
  • Leading people
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and coo-operating 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • Safety First – We prioritise safety management to protect the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and those around us.
  • Performance – We seek to improve performance year-on-year to create long-term sustainability.
  • Integrity – We can always be trusted to do the right thing.
  • Best People – We employ the best people, develop their competence, provide opportunity and inspire them to live our values.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration – We collaborate for the benefit of our customers and G4S.
  • Expertise – We develop and demonstrate our expertise through our innovative approach to creating and delivering the right solutions.
  • Customer Focus – We have close, open relationships with our customers which generate trust and we work in partnership for the mutual benefit of our organisations. 

One of the G4S Group’s core values is to ensure we employ the Best People. We strive to develop our employees’ competence and inspire them to live our values. G4S ensures that we provide our employees with opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic and challenging business environment.

At G4S South Africa, we place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organisation.


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