Swisscontact Accountant Jobs in Tanzania

Swisscontact Accountant Jobs in Tanzania

More specifically the accountant will implement the following tasks, in close collaboration with the Business Administration team:

A) Financial Management
• Facilitate preparation of the yearly budget of operation and monthly cash advance requests
• Facilitate payments and review accountability for meetings and workshops, submit and reconcile expense reports.
• Provide financial support to other staff including reviewing travel budget, expense reports, and maintenance of electronic and paper files.
• Check and ensure that all payment vouchers meet the minimum audit requirement
• Conduct preparation of payment vouchers, and cheques and ensure timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.
• Support preparation of staff payroll, and payments to outsider stakeholders who are rendering services to Swisscontact and government organizations.
• Monitor and reconcile balance accounts on a monthly basis and make sure any outstanding balance has a clear justification
• On a monthly basis provides program financial analysis and recommendations
• Work with the project staff to ensure programme activities are aligned with the approved budget.
• Guide and ensure compliance with relevant regulations such as from Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) board, country-specific and any other financial obligations such as tax returns and annual Financial Statements
• Provide training and support as needed to different stakeholders in areas related to finance and accounting.
• Maintain and archive all contracts including annexes for all assigned grants, both electronic and hard copy
• Support the Head of Business Administration with organizing audits on a half-yearly and yearly basis according to Head Office

Other tasks
• Perform any other tasks requested by the direct supervisor and Project Manager. *Required qualifications, experience, and competencies

• Minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Management;
• Accounting certification such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA);
• Experience building financial tracking and reporting systems including an understanding of accounting software

Professional experience
• At least 3 years of related experience managing projects with an international Non- Governmental Organization.

Other knowledge, additional competencies
• Strong Microsoft office skills especially in excel and outlook.
• Excellent organization skills with a problem-solving attitude
• Attention to detail, honesty, integrity and transparency.
• Team player and strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.

Job application procedure

Interested candidates are invited to submit CVs with a motivation letter/cover letter in English including three (3) referees to not later than 17:00 (EAT) on 18 July 2022.
The CV and/or the cover letter must include the expected monthly gross salary expressed in TSH.

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