Job Opportunity Dar es salaam at Heifer International, Director of Finance | Deadline: 01st February, 2019

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Jobs at Heifer International January 2019: Director of Finance
Position Title: Director of Finance
Job Description
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.

The Director of Finance will oversee all accounting and financial functions of Heifer Tanzania, a branch of Heifer International, which is a leading International non-governmental organization. Duties will include management of accounting transactions, financial reporting, budgeting, cashflow, banking, grant management, compliance and internal control function. Responsibilities also include capacity building of staff in the section, input into personnel and administration tasks and involvement in the country management team.

This position will work closely with the Headquarters’ finance team to ensure consistency throughout the organization, while assisting the Country Director to manage the office’s resources in the most effective manner. 

Required Experience
Minimum Requirement
Must hold a CPA (T), and full registered with NBAA
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, plus seven (7) years of related experience is supervisory capacity, preferably in a non-governmental organization setting. A Knowledge of Agresso accounting Package will be an added advantage.
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Preferred Requirements
Advanced Degree in finance, accounting, or a related field minimum three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
Experience in financial management in senior position level.
Experience in large grant management and reporting through bilateral and multilateral donors, e.g.: United States Agency for International Development, European Union, Department for International Development (United Kingdom), Canadian International Development Agency.

Most Critical Proficiencies
Rich knowledge of accounting principles with strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards.
Ability to research, interpret and ensure compliance with local accounting standards and reporting requirements.

Knowledge of the non-profit sector and the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
Experience in planning and generating ideas for improvement of the accounting function.

Strong budget development, management and monitoring capacity.
Strong organizational skills and office management experience.
Proficient in English and Swahili both oral and written.
Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software (Agresso preferred).
Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
Excellent leadership qualities and communication skills. 

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with minimal supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Direct supervision of, and assignment of tasks to, many culturally diverse staff including field staff in several remote locations.
  • Motivated to work with little supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues, stakeholders and the public.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
Job Location Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Job Level Director
Client Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date 2/1/2019