NAFASI YA KAZI-International Aid Services (IAS), Accountant


Jobs at: International Aid Services (IAS)
Deadline of this Job: 10th August 2019
Duty Station:Within Tanzania , Arusha , East Africa

International Aid Services (IAS) is a Christian, non-political and non-profit international relief and development organization founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting people in need. IAS mission is to save lives, promote self-reliance and dignity through human transformation, going beyond relief and development. International Aid Services Tanzania (IAS TZA) was registered in 2018. Currently IAS TZ has two strategic focus areas, namely; Inclusive Education and Development of Civil Society. IAS TZA is looking for a capable and enthusiastic person to fill the vacancy of Accountant to be stationed in Arusha, with a possibility to shift to Dodoma Later. A successful candidate will be offered a one year contract (3 months’ probation) with a possibility for extension. .

Duties and responsibilities

  • Funds disbursement to partners
  • Day-to-day petty cash disbursements
  • Preparation of invoices
  • Prepare payment vouchers, bank and cash reconciliation reports ensuring accuracy and completeness financial documentation and approvals
  • Liaise regularly with the banks and act as bank agent in all financial matters e.g. banking, withdrawals, payments confirmations and other correspondences.
  • Analyze financial reports from the field and give guidance on budgetary issues
  • Enter all vouchers in the quick book accounting system to ensure that updated data is available on request
  •  Travel to the project sites for physical audit and training of field accountants in the given accounting standards
  • Maintain proper and accessible filing system for all accounting records
  • Liaise with Head Office finance personnel for funds and other correspondences
  • Ensure that timely financial reports are submitted from the field and to the Tanzania head office and relevant officers and back-donors
  • Assist in the preparation of year end accounts and support schedules for the audit purposes and facilitate any internal and external audits
  • Perform additional assignments as directed by the Administrator

Profile we are looking for

  • Relevant work experience with international donors and development project grant requirements
  • Good experience with financial management (min. 2 years’ experience)
  • Motivated to train and supervise Local Partners in financial management
  • Relevant higher education e.g. degree or college course in accounting
  • Speaks and writes English and Kiswahili fluently
  • Works well with strict deadlines, changes in priorities, minimum supervision and as a team player serving others
  • Experience with quick books or a similar accounting programme is a must
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience from working in a cross cultural environment

Job application procedure
Please send your application on email to with the subject line: VA/2019/ADM/O2 Accountant not later than 10.08.2019. No phone calls please!

Each application should include the following:

  • Cover letter describing the motivation for seeking this job, your career ambitions, experience and qualifications. The cover letter should also show your current day and evening telephone numbers and email address
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your experience, qualifications, present position and current remuneration incl. benefits
  • Minimum of three references with complete and updated contact information (relatives do not count as references)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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