TANZANIA INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANCY

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

 

The Tanzania Institute of Accountancy has three Academic Departments namely; Department of Accounting and Finance, Department of Procurement and Logistics Management, and Department of Management Studies. These departments run programmes from National technical award (NTA) level 4 to 8, and Post Graduate Diploma Programmes.  The academic departments operates its activities under the office of Deputy Rector- Academic, Research and Consultancy (DRARC) which oversee all academic affairs of the Institute. The DRARC also oversee the activities in the Research and Consultancy unit. The three academic departments are as follow;

ACCOUNTANCY

The system of performance in the accountancy in the country has changed tremendously due to changes in technology, systems reforms and regional and global demands. On the other hand, operations in the accountancy sector are required to comply with the international financial standards, especially nowadays where the Government is promoting and attracting foreign direct investments. Therefore, accountancy and finance personnel are required to be equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to meet the demands on the global community.  TIA’s Accountancy Programmes are therefore designed to address the needs of learners, employers and other stakeholders of the field of Accountancy and Finance. The programmes which are taught are grouped in the following programs: Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Diploma and Basic Technician programs.

BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTANCY

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 890,000 Tsh

Language: English

NTA Level: 4

Modules covered are:

Semester One:

  • Basic Book-keeping,
  • Basic Commercial Knowledge
  • Elementary Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Basic Store Keeping

Semester Two

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Elements of Cost Accounting
  • Elements of Taxation
  • Elements of Auditing
  • Introduction to Computer Applications

 Admission requirements:

Minimum entry qualification: Four passes (grade D or above) Basic Mathematics is Compulsory at Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) excluding religious subjects. OR national Vocational Award Level 2 accompanied with at least two passes at Ordinary Certificate of Secondary

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTANCY

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 990,000 Tshs

Language: English

NTA Level: 5

Module of the programs are:

Semester One:

  • Book-keeping and Accounts
  • Principles of Costing and Procurement
  • Commercial Knowledge
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Business Mathematics and Statistics

Semester Two

  • Principles of Accounts
  • Principles of Public Sector Accounting
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Business Communication Skills and Office Practice
  • Computer Application

Admission requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  1. Basic Technician Certificate (NTA Level 4) in related programmes accompanied with at least four passes at Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) excluding religious subjects.
  2. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSEE) with at least one principal pass and one subsidiary in relevant subjects excluding religious subjects.

iii. National Vocational Awards (NVA) level 3>>three accompanied with at least two passes at Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) excluding religious subjects

DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY  

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 990,000 Tshs

Language: English

NTA Level: 6

Semesters: One

  • Principles of Taxation
  • Principles of Cooperative Accounting
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Principles of Management

Semester Two:

  • Introduction to Cost Accounting
  • Principles of Internal Audit and Control Systems
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Project Paper
  • Principles of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

 Admission Requirements

NTA Level 6 is open for holders of the NTA Level 5 qualifications only

 BACHELOR IN ACCOUNTANCY

Duration: 3 Years

Fee:  Year I =1,340,000

Year II=1,140,000

Year III=1,340,000

Semesters: six

Language: English

Year I – NTA Level 7

Module to be covered

  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Information Technology
  • Development Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Economics

Year II – NTA Level 7

  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Public Finance and Taxation
  • Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Public Sector Financial Reporting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Research Methodology and Consultancy
  • Managerial Economics

Year III – NTA LEVEL 8

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Management Principles
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Advance Public Finance and Taxation
  • Performance Management
  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Research Report
  • Public Procurement

Admission Requirements

Two principal passes in the following subjects:

Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce or Agriculture. An applicant must have a subsidiary pass at A’ Level or pass in Mathematics at O’ Level. With the four point Minimum Institutional Admission Points

OR Equivalent Qualifications:  Diploma  in  Accounting,  Finance,  Business  Administration,  Economics, Tax, Insurance, Procurement and Logistics Management, or Education in Business  Studies, Business Administration in Accounting, Public Sector Accounting and Finance, Banking, Banking and Finance, Procurement and Supply, Financial Management with minimum GPA of  3.0 or average of ‘B’ for Diploma in Teacher Education, Distinction for unclassified diplomas, Upper second Class for classified non NTA Diplomas and Average of  ‘C’ for Full Technician Certificate   ( FTC) and at least  4 passes at O’ Level.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 1,840,000 Tshs

Language: English

Semester One

  • Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
  • Research Methodology
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • International Finance
  • Organizational Behavior

Semester Two

  • Advance Accounting
  • Audit Assurance Services
  • Taxation
  • Strategic Management
  • Information Communication Technology

Admission Requirement

Bachelor Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Economics and related courses Or NBAA Intermediate level and above.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 1,840,000 Tshs

Language: English

 Semester One

  • Cooperate Financial Planning
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Techniques for Finance
  • Business Research Methods

Semester Two

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Public Finance and Taxation
  • Ethics, Government and Accountability
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation

THE PROPOSED MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMM

The Institute intends to launch Master degree programmes subject to approval of the regulatory authority (NACTE).

Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (Msc ACC & FIN)

Duration: 18 Months

  1. PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

The system of performance in the Public sector accounting and Finance in the country has changed enormously due to changes in technology, systems reforms and regional and global demands. Yet the operations in the Public sector accounting are required to comply with the international financial standards, especially nowadays where the Government is promoting and attracting foreign direct investments. Therefore, TIA graduates of Public sector accounting and Finance programmes are equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to meet the demands on the global community. The programmes which are taught are;

BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 890,000 Tshs

Language: English

NTA Level: 4

Modules to be covered are:

Semester One

Basic Book-keeping

Basic Commercial Knowledge

Commercial Arithmetic

Introduction to Communication Skills

Basic Store Keeping

Semester Two

Introduction to Customer Care and Ethics

Introduction to Computer Applications

Elements of Public Sec Accounting

Elements of Public Finance and Taxation

Elementary Cooperative Accounting

Admission requirements:

Minimum entry qualification: Four passes (grade D or above) Basic Mathematics is Compulsory at Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) excluding religious subjects. OR national Vocational Award Level 2 accompanied with at least two passes at Ordinary Certificate of Secondary 

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 990,000 Tshs

Language: English

Module to be covered:

Semester One

Book-keeping and Accounts

Principles of Costing and Procurement

Commercial Knowledge

Introduction to Economics

Introduction to Business Mathematics and Statistics

 Semester Two

Principles of Accounts

Principles of Public Sector Accounting

Principles of Auditing

Business Communication Skills and Office Practice

Computer Applications

Admission requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  1. Basic Technician Certificate (NTA Level 4) in related programmes accompanied with at least four passes at Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) excluding religious subjects.
  2. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSEE) with at least one principal pass and one subsidiary in relevant subjects excluding religious subjects.

iii. National Vocational Awards (NVA) level 3>>three accompanied with at least two passes at Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) excluding religious subjects

DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Duration: 1 Year

Fee: 990,000 Tshs

Language: English

NTA Level 6

Module to be covered

Semester One

Principles of Taxation

Principles of Cooperative Accounting

Principles of Financial Accounting

Introduction to Business Law

Principles of Management

Semester Two

Introduction to Cost Accounting

Principles of Internal Audit and Control Systems

Introduction to Financial Management

Principles of Financial Reporting

Project Paper

Principles of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

 Admission Requirements

NTA Level 6 is open for holders of the NTA Level 5 qualifications only.

BACHELOR IN PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Duration: 3 Years

Fee:  Year I =1,340,000

Year II=1,140,000

Year III=1,340,000

Semesters: six

Language: English

YEAR I – NTA LEVEL 7

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Business Mathematics and Statistics

Development Studies

Communication Skills and Report Writing

Information Technology and Computerized Accounting

Public Sector Accounting

Financial Accounting

Business Law

Principles of Economics

Public Finance and Taxation

Public Sector Auditing and Control Systems

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

YEAR II – NTA LEVEL 7

Corporate Finance

Taxation

Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Operational Research

Research Methodology and Consultancy

Public Assets Management and Valuation

Cost Accounting

Intermediate Financial Accounting

Advanced Taxation

Risk Management

Public Procurement

Intermediate Public Sector Accounting

YEAR III – NTA LEVEL 8

 International Finance

Advanced Financial Accounting

Management Principles

Strategic Human Resource Management

Public Service Management

Resources Governance in Local Government Authorities

Auditing and Assurance Services

Management Accounting

Project Paper

Advanced Local Government Accounting & Reporting

Admission Requirements

Two principal passes in the following subjects:

Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce or Agriculture. An applicant must have a subsidiary pass at A’ Level or pass in Mathematics at O’ Level. With the four point Minimum Institutional Admission Points

OR Equivalent Qualifications:  Diploma  in  Accounting,  Finance,  Business  Administration,  Economics, Tax, Insurance, Procurement and Logistics Management, or Education in Business  Studies, Business Administration in Accounting, Public Sector Accounting and Finance, Banking, Banking and Finance, Procurement and Supply, Financial Management with minimum GPA of  3.0 or average of ‘B’ for Diploma in Teacher Education, Distinction for unclassified diplomas, Upper second Class for classified non NTA Diplomas and Average of  ‘C’ for Full Technician Certificate   ( FTC) and at least  4 passes at O’ Level.

ACADEMIC STAFF

The academic activities are run by qualified staff with different backgrounds and experiences. Below is the list of academic staff of the Institute.

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY & FINANCE

SN NAME OF MANAGEMENT TEAM POSITION
1. DR. ANICETH KATO MPANJU HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
2. MS. CHRISTINA ERNEST MNENEY

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR -DAR ES SALAAM CAMPUS

 

3. MRS. MARIA MSECHU LEMEIRUT PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –MBEYA CAMPUS
4. MS. SEBA  ERNEST  ALILA PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –SINGIDA CAMPUS
5. MR. ERNEST  KASHESHI PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –MWANZA CAMPUS
6. MS. WINFRIDA J. NNKO PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –KIGOMA CAMPUS
7. MS. SALIMA NALINGA PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –MTWARA CAMPUS

 ACADEMIC STAFF DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY AND FINANCE

Dr. Moses Assenga Lecturer
Dr. Aniceth Kato Mpanju Lecturer
Dr. Gorah Kassim Abdallah Lecturer
Mrs. Maria Msechu Lemeirut Lecturer
Mr. Mashaka Simon Mbugi Lecturer
Mr. Tito Bartholomew Haule Lecturer
Mr. Martin Davison Mnyili Lecturer
Mr. Ernest Baroma Mbasya Lecturer
Mr. Fadhili B. Mahenge Lecturer
Mrs. Luciana Hembe Lecturer
Mr. Mutaju Marobhe Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Magayane Jumanne  Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Peter Mshana  Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Paul Maganga  Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Sosthenes Mapuli  Assistant Lecturer
Mr. George Kasinga  Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Wilfred Kilasara  Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Suma Mwankemwa  Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Glory Nguve  Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Shaaban Twaha Shaaban Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Criph G. Swallo Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Salima Nalinga Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Diana L. Kayamba Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Oscar Lova Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Seba  Ernest  Alila Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Magreth Kulwa Emmanuel Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Magreth D. Mapunda Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Abbas  E. Sanga Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Mayila  M. Ntabo Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Mohamed A. Kaluse Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Ernest  Kasheshi Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Gabinus Nkwera Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Anthony Magoma Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Winfrida J. Nnko Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Upendo S. Ole Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Iddi Marugujo Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Isaya Ambilikile Mwakyaka Tutorial Assistant