Dr. Jones KaleshuManaging Partner
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Kaleshu is a registered professional accountant (CPA-PP). He holds a CPA certificate from the National Board of accountants obtained in 1987, MBA and Ph.D. from the University of DSM. He has served the Moshi Cooperative University for 24 years as a senior lecturer. On the managerial front, served as a Chief Accountant with the Tanzania Gemstone Industries Ltd before joining the Cooperative College as a Principal tutor in Taxation, Accounting, and Finance in 1991. At the university, he rose from a head of Short Courses Unit, to become the head of the Postgraduate Studies department, and thereafter he became Director of Studies and Programme (DSP). In 2005 he became the Deputy Principal Academic for the University College until 2008 when he left for further studies. Between 1998 and 2004 he was the manager responsible for coordinating the upgrading of then Cooperative College into a University College Status and in 2013 he was the chairperson of the Institutional Transformation Team that spearheaded the upgrading of then Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) to a fully-fledged university in 2014. Dr. Kaleshu has conducted a number of consultancies in the microfinance sector both locally and internationally. He is also a Managing Partner in MK Auditors a firm operating in Arusha, Moshi and Dar es Salaam with a client base made entirely up of SMEs and thus more versed with challenges they face in preparation of financial statements, reporting, and management. With respect to project reviews, Dr. Kaleshu has participated in a number of assignments either as a team leader or a member of the team. Dr. Kaleshu is currently undertaking two major research activities: a review of the impact of the cooperative sector in Lesotho. The project is expected to be completed in June 2015 and the “Universities’ Curricula and Demands of the Labour Market: A Case of Selected Universities In Tanzania – in Progress- to be completed in May 2017. Both projects involve Moshi cooperative University and scholars from universities outside Tanzania. In both cases, Dr. Kaleshu is the team leader.
MK Auditors is a registered financial services firm with Certificate of Registration No. 98502 issued by Business Registration and Licensing Agency (BRELA). The firm is also registered by National Board of Accountants and Auditors with the Registration No. PF 027, and is licensed by the Tanzania Revenue Authority as practicing tax consultants.
Our range of professional activities includes offering financial consulting services in auditing, accounting and taxation, business consulting, management consulting, information technology and legal advisory services to the Private Sector, Public Sector, NGOs and Religious Organizations.
The firm has served a wide range of clients across diverse industries and sectors since its inception. Our growth has been built on providing superior service to our clients. MK recognizes the importance of excellence in all aspects of our assignments, and our mission, vision and core values reinforce these client service beliefs among our entire team of professionals. A large number of our staff comprises Chartered Accountants (ACCAs) and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). They include experienced Tax consultants and Certified Systems auditors who are highly trained and have an in-depth knowledge of the local environment as well as international knowledge and exposure.