About Us

Etumbi & Company (“the Firm”) is a Tanzanian Partnership registered in Tanzania by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA).

The Firm aims to provide high quality professional services in the areas of audit and assurance, tax advisory and accounting & business consultancy.

Our mission is to help medium size local and international companies operating in Tanzania to comply with statutory requirements in the areas of finance, tax and related business compliance requirements.

Our leadership team

Etumbi is led by accounting and audit professionals with strong academic backgrounds and relevant work experience needed to meet and exceed clients’ expectations. We provide below brief profiles of our Leadership team. The Firm also employs graduates with excellent academic results and trains them to develop high competency in serving our clients.

MR. LAZARO KATUMA – MANAGING PARTNER

Lazaro is a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (CPA-PP) registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania (NBAA) since 2004.

Lazaro started his auditing and assurance career in July 2001 with a small accounting firm SHEBRILA and Company. He worked with SHEBRILA and Company for over year (3) years where he gained tremendous practical experience and exposure in auditing, taxation, business consultancy and accounting.

Lazaro also has remarkable in-depth accounting and finance experience having worked in different positions with various institutions in Tanzania including; Banker at National Bank of Commerce (NBC), Accountant at Tanzania Development Finance Co. Ltd (TDFL), Strabag International GmBH and BAM International.

With his many years of experience in the industry, Lazaro has developed vast experiences in carrying out statutory audits, interim reviews and agreed-upon type of assignments and is Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

Lazaro provides added value services to clients including internal controls and accounting system consulting, business planning and financial forecasts as well as risk management. He is also experienced in providing special tax services including tax planning, managing Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) audits.

MR. MANUMBU JAMES KIBOLE – SENIOR AUDIT MANAGER

Mr. Kibole is a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (ACPA-PP) registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania (NBAA).

Kibole started his auditing and assurance career in 1976 UP TO 1985 with a big auditing firm Tanzania Audit Corporation (TAC). He worked with Tanzania Audit Corporation for several years where he gained tremendous practical experience and exposure in auditing, taxation, business consultancy and accounting in both private and public sector institutions.

Kibole also has remarkable industry experience having worked in senior financial positions Audit manager with various companies including Business Machine Limited, HESAWA, Shebrila and Company and COASCO.

With his many years of experience in the industry, Kibole has developed vast experiences in carrying out statutory audits, interim reviews and agreed-upon type of assignments and is an expert in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

His auditing and work experience was gathered from working with clients in almost all sectors ranging from Industrial Sector, Financial Services, Public Sector, Mining and Funding Agencies to Local and International NGOs.

MR. JIDUMA LUHENDE – DIRECTOR, TAX SERVICES

Jiduma has over nine (9) years of practicing accounting and tax consulting in Tanzania, with extensive experience on corporate income tax, payroll taxes, withholding taxes and Value Added Tax (VAT).

He has managed various corporate tax compliance assignments, VAT refund audits and certifications, comprehensive tax reviews, tax due diligence audits, tax planning and advisory assignments for various local and multinational companies operating in Tanzania.

Prior to joining Etumbi & Company, Jiduma worked with Deloitte & Touche in Kenya and Tanzania for six years, where he gained tremendous international and local consulting experience, working as an advisor and Tax Manager to multinational companies operating in East Africa.

Jiduma is a graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam with a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Accounting – B.Com (Accounting).

Jiduma is a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania (NBAA) registered as a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (CPA-PP) and also a registered Tax Consultant by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA).

Some of the major clients that Jiduma has worked with include Geita Gold Mining Limited, Barrick Group of Companies in Tanzania, BG Group, ExxonMobil, Tullow Oil Plc, Oryx Oil Limited, Shell Tanzania Limited, Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited, Williamson Diamonds Limited, Mufindi Tea Group, Wentworth Resources Group of Companies in Tanzania and Gapco Tanzania Limited.

MR. ABDALLAH J.A. MCHAWI – MANAGER, AUDIT SERVICES

Abdallah J.A.Mchawi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania (NBAA) since 1992.

Mchawi has tremendous practical experience and exposure in auditing, taxation, business consultancy and accounting in both private and public sector institutions. He has worked in senior financial positions for several companies in Tanzania including; Senior Accountant for Ifakara Health Institute, Project Accountant for INNESS Secretariat – The project was funded by Bill and Millinda Gates Foundation through In-depth Network Ghana, Chief Internal Auditor for Total Tanzania Ltd.

With his many years of experience in the industry, Mchawi has developed vast experiences in carrying out statutory audits, interim reviews and agreed-upon type of assignments and is an expert in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

His auditing experience was gathered from working with clients in almost all sectors ranging from Industrial Sector, Funding Agencies to Local and International NGOs.