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New Job Opportunity at The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) - Project Accountant

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AJIRA LEO
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) 2020
Project Accountant 1 (PA1)
Duty Station: Arusha with occasional field travels
Department: FMS/RIPAT Pilot Project
Duration: Two Years (renewable)
Qualified females are encouraged to apply as well as persons from minority communities              ADRA is an equal opportunity employer
Job Purpose:
The position exists to provide financial information on project performance and budgeting and by preparing monthly financial reports, review and capturing of all expenses to guide management decisions.
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Key Duties and responsibilities:
  • Maintain accurate records as per the laid down organization policies and procedures.
  • Create project accounts in the accounting system and maintain all project related records.
  • Ensure all payments are supported by the necessary documentation as per procedures.
  • Secure project financial information by completing backups of documents so that financial information is not lost.
  • Review and advice to the senior accountant/management supplier invoices related to a project.
  • Establishes the processes and procedures on financial issues that include both project and Admin accounts and ensure accounting standards are maintained.
  • Review and document time sheets and overhead charges to be applied to a project.
  • Do all the bank/cash reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for posting journals into the accounting system and checks for errors on daily basis.
  • Develops internal controls, processes, procedures and systems for the project and ensure its enforcement.
  • Ensure project budgetary controls and investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.
  • Produce monthly financial statements to the management and to the donor.
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.
  • Create and submit government reports and tax returns and all statutory requirements related to project to the statutory bodies.
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion.
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required.
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the management.
  • Provides training to project staff on finance when necessary.
  • Assists managers in preparation of project budgets/proposals.
  • Assists in the financial monitoring and evaluation of field activities.
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Minimum Requirements:
  1. A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related subjects.
  2. 5 plus Years working experience in project accounting and budgeting
  3. Strong understanding of accounting standards and reporting
  4. MBA, CPA, ACCA will be an added advantage.
Key competencies:
  1. Accountability and attention to details
  2. Analytical thinking
  3. Integrity
  4. Team work and cooperation
  5. Knowledge of accounting standards including project budgeting
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Selection Criteria:
  • Essential Knowledge in the finance sector and in project accounting and budgeting.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage project finances and make report to donors
  • Demonstrates knowledge and or ability to plan, organize, and learn in a short time SunPlus software.
  • Speaking and written proficiency in English and Swahili
  • He or She must possess working knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and must be efficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
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REMUNERATION
A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should apply via our online application portal by 23:59HRS, October 09th, 2020.
Hand delivered and late submissions will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.