Heifer International Finance Assistant Jobs in Tanzania

Heifer International Finance Assistant Jobs in Tanzania


  • Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


  • Under the guidance and leadership of Assistance Director of Finance (ADoF), the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the day to day operations to the Finance department team.

  • S/he will develop procedures that promote financial discipline to meet organizational goals through maintaining an efficient document retrieval system.

  • S/he will also be responsible to process cash/bank transactions and ensure data entry in Agresso along with proper supporting documents.

    Essential Character Traits

  • Attention to details, hardworking, methodological, efficient and enthusiastic.


  • Accounting, and Vouching of financial transactions (50%)

  • Verify bills in coordination with finance team for required supporting documents.

  • Ensure arithmetic accuracy of bills and approval on vouchers.

  • Update vendor database as required.
    Ensure that all taxes, provident funds, and related deductions are processed as appropriate.

  • Maintain Heifer Tanzania’s intercompany transactions on a monthly basis.

  • Coordinate logistics with the Administration department for bank-related transactions.

  • Ensure all transactions are timely recorded with adequate supporting documents and are in compliance with in-country/HQ policies.

  • Manage the department of Finance office filing system to ensure that the Finance documents and records are appropriately filed and secured
    for easy retrieval. (40%)

  • Ensure that an effective filing system is in place in the office and transactions are serially filed.

  • Ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.

  • Maintain a staff retirement register and ensure each staff’s accountability/retirement is recorded in the system.

  • Ensure all transactions are scanned and uploaded in Agresso as per Global Finance Operations guidelines.

  • Provide support to the monthly financial reporting preparation and distribution.

  • Perform other jobs as directed 10%
    Any other work-related duties as may be directed by superiors

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance,

  • Business Administration or related fields is required, plus 1-year experience in other job- related fields.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Good understanding of Accounting Principles

  • Strong vouching, accounting and bookkeeping


  • Computer proficient in accounting software, ERP, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail and internet (Microsoft preferred)

  • Sound in English and Swahili, both spoken and written

  • Essential Job Functions and Physical


  • Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity

  • Ability and willingness to work on a flexible schedule

  • Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills in Swahili and English

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner

  • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, and cooperation

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Finance Assistant Jobs in Tanzania

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