Our people define who we are and how we do things. Our partners represent our beliefs and values. They set and constantly raise our high standards. Our partners are comprised of people who are committed to providing a high level of service to our members and our country at large.

Mr. Medard Kavalo, ACPA
Partner Audit

EDUCATION PROFILE

  • Undertook Accountancy Diploma Studies at Dar es Salaam School of Accountancy in Dar es Salaam from 1976 to 1978 and was awarded a National Accountancy Diploma.
  • Undertook Advanced Accountancy Diploma Course at Nyegezi Social Training Centre in Mwanza from 1981 to 1982 and was awarded an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy.
  • Attended Certified Public Accountant (T) – CPA I & CPA II Course at National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) Training Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1984 to 1985 and was recognized as a Certified Public Accountant. Registered as a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice in 1997 with registration number ACPA 377.
  • Attended Management Skills Course conducted by KPMG Management Solutions in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998.

 

CAREER PROFILE

· Worked at the Ministry of Works and then Ministry of Communications and Works, Accounts Section from 1978 to 1987, rising from a rank of Accountant III to Accountant II.

· Worked as an Auditor at Tanzania Audit Corporation from 1987 to 2003, rising from a rank of State Auditor (Audit Senior) to Chief Auditor.

Work done:

(a) State Auditor

-Responsible for leading audit teams and drafting reports

-Execution of audit programmes

-Verification and vouching

(b) Audit Supervisor

-Responsible for leading audit teams for major clients

-Verification and drafting reports

(c) Chief Auditor

 -Head of Audit Department for about 20 – 30 clients

-Planning, review and controlling audits

The Corporation was then privatized and known as TAC Associates – Certified Public Accountants.

Became a Partner of TAC Associates from 2003 to date.

-Head of one Audit Department at Head Office in Dar es Salaam and Zonal Audit Office in Arusha.

-Responsible for preparation of audit plans, providing technical assistance to the audit teams.

-Acting as liaison officer between clients and our Firm.

 

OTHERS

 

- Married with four children

- Plays football as an amateur

 


Mr. Simon Fundi Sayore. Msc., FCCA, FCPA
Chairman and Managing Partner (CMP)

EDUCATION PROFILE

  • Undertook professional accountancy studies in London and completed ACCA examinations in June 1974;
  • Admitted to membership of ACCA in 1977, and advanced to Fellowship in 1980;
  • Obtained a Master of Science in Financial Studies degree at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1980;
  • Attended a lot of courses at different times in the areas of general management, public enterprise management, marketing, public relations, utility regulation, etc. at the University of London, Harvard University, the Irish Management Institute, Florida University, Michigan State University, IP3 Washington, among others;
  • Carried out research in 1987 for the United Nations on Training of Accountants and Auditors for the Public Sector in Tanzania;
  • Carried out research on Japanese Enterprise Management - Lessons for Tanzanian Enterprises, at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo in 1988/89.

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER PROFILE

  • Worked in the areas of audit, financial, taxation, and management consultancy at the Tanzania Audit Corporation (then a state professional audit firm) from 1974 to 2003, rising from the rank of a state auditor (audit senior) in 1974 to Director General (Chief Executive Officer) from 1988 to 2003 when the corporation was privatized through a Management & Employee Buy-Out (MEBO);
  • Became the Chairman and Managing Partner of the successor to Tanzania Audit Corporation (TAC Associates - Certified Public Accountants) from 2003 to date;
  • Has been a member of various technical task forces formed by the government, (including the establishment of Tanzania Railways Corporation in 1977)
  • Has been Examiner (setter and moderator) of NBAA professional examinations in Auditing and Investigations (1981 - 1988).
  • Has been External Examiner - Dept. of Accounting of the Faculty of Commerce & Management, University of Dar es Salaam, for three years, 1983/84 to 1985/86.
  • Has been a board member of various institutions of learning in Tanzania, including, the Institute of Finance Management, the Institute of Accountancy Arusha, the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Dar es Salaam;
  • Has been a member and chairman of various committees of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) from 1981; a member of the Governing Board of NBAA from 1993, and Chairman (NBAA) from 2001 to-2007;
  • Has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Loans and Advances Realisation Trust (LART) from 1993 and its Vice-Chairman from 1996 to 1999.
  • Has been a Commissioner of the Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC) from 2000 and Vice Chairman of the Commission from 2003 to 2007;
  • Has been Chairman of the Board of Directors, Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), from June 2006 to June 2015.
  • Has been a member of the Audit Committee of the Tanzania Education Authority from 2012 to date.


OTHERS

  • Married with five children.
  • Plays squash and golf.

Mr. Boniface Lengaki Mariki. Msc., FCCA, FCPA
Lead Partner Audit (LPA)

EDUCATION PROFILE

  • Studied accountancy at South West London College (UK) and completed ACCA examinations in 1975.
  • Admitted as a Member of ACCA in 1978 and advanced to Fellowship in 1981.
  • In 1982 I was awarded a Masters Degree in Financial Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • Undertook a three months Consulting Skills course at Brussels in 1992
  • Obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Management Services and Information Systems at the University of Manchester in 1998.
  • Attended various short courses in accounting, auditing and management.

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER PROFILE

  • Joined Tanzania Audit Corporation as an audit senior in March, 1975 and in April, 1976 I was advanced to the post of Audit Supervisor (State Auditor) responsible for leading and supervising audit engagement teams for medium and large clients.
  • Promoted to the post of Senior Supervisory Auditor (Assistant Chief Auditor) in 1978 responsible for supervising audit teams of three to six people to audit large size clients.
  • In 1979 I was promoted to the post of Audit Manager (Chief Auditor) and Head of Department "C" which had over 50 clients and staff compliment of thirty two people.
  • In 1989 I was promoted to the post of Director of Audit incharge of three departments and one zonal office with a total of over 200 audit clients and 120 staff.
  • Appointed as Director of Consultancy in 1994 incharge of Directorate of Consultancy which had six departments namely, tax, financial, human resource management, computer, secretarial and legal departments.
  • Following the government divestiture process which through MEBO placed Tanzania Audit Corporation in the hands of TAC Associates in 2003, I was appointed to the post of Lead Partner Audit and consultancy to date.
  • Has been Chairman of Tanzania Audit Corporation Interviewing Panel (1989-1993)
  • Has been Chairman of Tanzania Audit Corporation Tender Committee No.1 (1991-2002)
  • Has been a Board Member of National Board of Accountants and Auditors (1989-1995)
  • Has been a Member of Research and Standards Committee of the Tanzania Association of Accountants (1989-1995)
  • Has been a Council Member of the Tanzania Association of Accountants (1997-2003)
  • Has been a Member of Disciplinary Committee of the Tanzania Association of Accountants (1999-2004)
  • Has been a Member of the Membership and Ethics Committee of National Board of Accountants and Auditors (2000-2005)
  • Has been a Vice Chairman of Editorial and Publications Committee of the Tanzania Association of Accountants (2000-2009)
  • Has been a Member of Editorial and Publications Committee of the Tanzania Association of Accountants (2010-2013)
  • Has been Honorary Treasurer of the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (2002-2007)

OTHERS

  • Married with four children
  • Plays squash
  • Brisk walking

Mr. Pius Shee, FCCA, FCPA
Partner Audit

BRIEF PROFILE

PROFESSIONAL / EDUCATIONNAL PROFILE

  • Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, 1984 – (FCCA)
  • Member, National Board of Accountants & Auditors, 1980 – (FCPA – PP)
  • Member, Tanzania Association of Accountants – 1980
  • Member, International Association of Accountants, UK, 1974 – (AIAA)
  • Fellow, Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation Ottawa, 1986 – (FCCAF)
  • Member, Institute For Management of Information Systems and Management Services, UK, 1998 – (PGD – IMIS)
  • Form Six – Cambridge Higher Secondary School Education Certificate – 1969 – Kibaha Nordic Centre


CAREER AND WORK EXPERIENCE PROFILE

· AT TAC ASSOCIATES – Audit Partner since 2004 up to date (DSM).

Responsible as Engagement Partner for a portfolio ranging from 30 to 40 mixed clientele of small, medium and large clients in the sectors of banks, universities, colleges, trading, commerce, manufacturing industries, NGOs, donor funded projects, societies, church institutions, ports (TPA), World Bank funded projects and FIFA funded projects.

 

· AT TANZANIA AUDIT CORPORATION (TAC) (MOSHI)

– Since 1975 starting as State Auditor and advancing to Principal Auditor, Chief Auditor and to Zonal Audit Manager (1987) responsible for about 90 clients in four regions and in charge of 50 staff contingent producing average of 65 audits per annum.

 

· AT KIBOHEHE SECONDARY SCHOOL (MOSHI)

>> 1972 - Three months Vocational Employment as a Teacher during summer holidays - (Holidays when studying ACCA in London –UK).

 

· AT URU MAWELLA PRIMARY SCH00L (MOSHI)

>>> 1970 - Three months (June, July and August, 1970) - Vocational Employment as a Teacher when I was awaiting the UK trip for scholarship for ACCA.

· AT NATIONAL SERVICE –Uyole (MBEYA) and Mafinga CTS (IRINGA)

>> 1970 – Six Months JAN to JUNE, 1970 Attending to Military training as part of Mandatory National Service for those who have completed Form Six.

Appointed as in charge as 2YC.


Mr. Jesse Mrutu, ADA, PGDA, ACPA
Associate Partner, Financial Services (APF)

 

BRIEF PROFILE

 EDUCATIONAL PROFILE

Completed Advanced Secondary School Education , Pugu Secondary School, 1975 and joined National Service for a whole year 1976

Attained Advanced Diploma in Accountancy (ADA, IFM), 1979-1982

Obtained Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (PGDA, IFM), 1982-1983

Awarded Certified Public Accountant (Tanzania) (CPA, NBAA), 1990

 

Workshops and Seminars Attended

International Consulting Skills Workshop -by KPMG Peat Marwich -Nairobi, 1995

Management Skills Development Workshop– by KPMG Training Solutions, 1997

Training of Trainers Workshop – by REDMA

Impact of Privatisation to Tanzania – by Tanzania Association of Accountants

Attended various seminars on accounting and auditing issues at various times

 

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER PROFILE

 

Period

Positions Held

 

· 1977 - 1986

Audit Junior/Senior with the then Tanzania Audit Corporation as Audit Assistant and then Assistant State Auditor.

 

Responsible for a broad range of both industrial, commercial and service oriented statutory audit clients.

 

Principal responsibilities included planning and execution of audits, final accounts preparation and drafting of management letters.

 

· 1986 - 1994

Audit Supervisor still with the then Tanzania Audit Corporation as State Auditor, Senior Auditor and then Principal Auditor leading audit teams of three (3) up to six (6) members.

 

Together with the normal statutory audits as mentioned above, Mr. Mrutu was involved in high profile special investigative audit assignments since 1986 even to-date.

 

· 1994 - 1997

Still with Tanzania Audit Corporation, Mr Mrutu was transferred to Financial Consultancy Department at its initial formation and re-designated as Principal Financial Consultant.

 

· 1997 - 2007

Chief Financial Consultant, still with Tanzania Audit Corporation, heading Financial Consultancy Department of three (3) members, up to 2002 when Tanzania Audit Corporation was privatized from being a Government Institution and became TAC Associates with effect from 2003.

 

As a Financial Consultant in various capacities, Mr. Mrutu was involved in various consulting assignments including supervision and coordinating assignments of Development of Accounting Manuals, Financial Regulations, Development of Internal Audit Manual, Business and Share Valuations, IPO Reporting Accountant, Companies Performance Reviews, Review of Feasibility Studies, Reviews of Updated Financial Regulations, Supervision of Receivership assignments, Facilitating finalisation of financial statements, Preparation of interview questions for other institutions’ heads of finance departments as part of those institutions’ recruitment procedures, etc.

 

· 2007 – Todate

Chief Financial Consultant with TAC Associates was re-designated to Associate Partner- Financial Consultancy.

 

Together with financial consultancies as mentioned above, Mr Mrutu is also involved in Statutory audits, Special investigative audits and Executive Selection exercises where necessary including also overseeing Tax Consulting Department since 2013.

 

 

Other Memberships

Member of Tanzania Association of Accountants (TAA)

Member of Tanzania Association of Consultants (TACO)

 

OTHERS

· Widower with two children

· Studying various educational/professional topics through various internet websites

· Involvement in Christian Ministries:

· Secretary to a Christian Fellowship (NLC Ministry) for 20 years (1995-2015)

· Member of Executive Committee of The Big November Crusade (TBNC) Ministry for 8 years (1998-2006)

· Facilitating Member of The Voice of Hope Ministry (VHM) since 2012 to-date

· Bible Reading