Monday, June 15, 2015

Church World Service ,Temporary Accountant Jobs in Tanzania



6 months contract

Closing date: 26 Jun 2015
Temporary Accountant - (Six Months Contract)
Reports to: Tanzania Emergency Coor
dinator
Division: Administration
Location: Tanzania
Grade: 9 (N)
Starting Salary: TZS 1,931,476.49 (per month)
Status: Exempt
Introduction
Church World Service (CWS) is urgently recruiting for a Temporary Accountant. This position is responsible for the daily expenditure, management and maintenance of the CWS Tanzania Emergency Appeal financial records, in accordance with the guidelines of CWS Africa policies and procedures and in accordance with ACT Alliance reporting guidelines.
CWS is filling this position for an initial Six (6) months. The position reports directly to the CWS Tanzania Emergency Coordinator and also works closely with the CWS Africa RDP Finance and Administration Officer based in Nairobi and the Tanzania Regional Coordinator.

EEOC
CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.
To Apply:
Please click the link below to apply directly online for this position.

http://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enfgbtos
Please note that CWS does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the online applicant tracking system.
Primary Purpose
This position is responsible for the daily expenditure, management and maintenance of the CWS Tanzania Emergency Appeal financial records, in accordance with the guidelines of CWS Africa policies and procedures and in accordance with ACT Alliance reporting guidelines. The position reports directly to the CWS Tanzania Emergency Coordinator and also works closely with the CWS Africa RDP Finance and Admin Officer based in Nairobi and the Tanzania Regional Coordinator.
Supervision
This position reports directly to the Tanzania Emergency Coordinator.
Essential Duties
1) Maintain and prepare the financial transaction documentation.
2) Accurately record all the project financial transactions.
3) Develop and prepare routine project statements.
4) Periodically review the partner project financial reports against actual delivery of implementation activities.
5) Reviewing and approving of partner’s projects revised work plans and revised budgets in conjunction with the project coordinator
6) Preparation of variance analysis reports for management decision making
7) Assist in budgetary controls through monthly preparation of management accounts.
8) Reconciliation and monitoring of staff advances
9) Reviewing and analyzing of partner’s financial reports to ensure adherence to terms stipulated in the contractual documents and compliance with policies and procedures.
10) Ensure that the partners submit updated advance request sheet as required and on a timely basis
11) Timely disbursement and tracking of funds and alert management in case of non-compliance and mismanagement of funds
12) Financial management training and capacity building through project visits once a month per partner.
13) Act as an internal auditor for the partner projects.
14) Prepares and organizes relevant documents and reports for the annual audit, responds to auditors’ queries and provides audit schedules and analyses as requested.
15) Receives refunds of unused travel cash advances and any other cash and check refunds, issues receipts for any refund received and ensures regular and timely banking of all refunds received.
  1. Monitors bank balances and funds transfers from CWS Africa Nairobi Headquarters and CWS Global Headquarters office and disseminates this information to the Emergency Coordinator and the CWS Africa Finance and Admin Officer in Nairobi on a current basis.
  2. Performs quarterly stock-take of Inventory and prepares and submits a report on variances to the Emergency Coordinator and Tanzania Regional Coordinator for follow up.
  3. Assists in budget preparation by providing requested data.
  4. Follows sound accounting procedures and practices in conformity with GAAP, IAS and OMB circulars to ensure accuracy and transparency on the use of US Government’s funds.
  5. Reviews purchase requests before they are turned into purchase orders.
  6. Files and retrieves financial documents.
  7. Undertakes all duties as may be assigned by supervisors in order to improve on internal controls and financial operations for the overall achievement of CWS Africa’s goals and objectives.
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelor of Commerce degree, Accounting option required.
Experience:
One year directly related specialized experience performing the essential duties is required.
Experience in the Non-Governmental sector preferred.
Knowledge/Skills:
· Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and ACCPAC or similar accounting software.
· Knowledge in fund and accrual accounting principles.
Abilities:
The Accountant must have the ability to:
  • maintain the confidentiality and integrity of accounts and budget information;
  • exercise good judgement and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;
  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • work independently and contribute to overall operations of CWS Tanzania and CWS Africa;
  • take initiative in the development and completion of projects;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with CWS Africa administrative and operational information;
  • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • analyse and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • effectively manage CWS Tanzania and CWS Africa’s resources;
Working Conditions
Physical:This position requires bending, squatting, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying moderate loads.
Environmental:Normal office working conditions.
Special Requirements
A Certificate of Good Conduct is required before the start of employment. Employee will be entrusted with the receipt, custody and payment of money.
Licensing/Certification
Certified Public Accountant Part II (CPA II) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) is required.
Competencies
Communication
Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.
Relationships
Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.
Job Knowledge
Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.
Teamwork
Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.
Problem Solving
Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.
Program Planning and Management
Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.
Leadership
Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.
Resource Building and Stewardship
Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.
How to apply:
To Apply:
Please click the link below to apply directly online for this position.

http://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enfgbtos
Please note that CWS does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the online applicant tracking system.

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