OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR AN INTERNATIONAL NGO Vacancy for Finance Officer HelpAge International is a global network striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security; healthcare and social services; and support in their care giving role across the generations. Based in Dar Es Salaam and we have a branch in Mwanza and we are working with partners across the country. We are seeking qualified candidate for the post of Finance Officer URGENTYL, to work in our Dar es Salaam , Tanzania office. In this senior position, reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Officer will be responsible for a full range of financial and accounting functions. Below are the competencies we require and the duties and responsibilities the position holder will have. Core Competencies Degree or Advanced Diploma in Accounting/Finance ; minimum 3-5 years experience required, preferably in a similar environment Strong knowledge and practice experience of all levels of accounting and financial functions, including: day to day transactions; maintaining & updating all accounts regularly; developing & monitoring overall and project budgets; maintaining & strengthening financial control systems; and preparation/submission of all statutory returns Knowledge and Experience on partner (grants) finance management. Good knowledge, understanding and hands-on experience of project accounting, donor reporting, and managing multi-donor funded projects Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, MS Word, Access) with Advanced MS Excel skills, and be specially competent in using IT for accounting, financial analyses and communication purposes. Associated competencies Good experience of financial and management accounting Ability and knowledge to develop and strengthen the organisation’s financial systems and procedures Ability to provide advice and guidance, and where necessary training to staff and partners, to enhance their financial competency and performance A good understanding and working knowledge of Tanzania’s taxation legislation and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communications skills in both English and Kiswahili. Excellent IT skills Duties and Responsibilities. The Finance Officer will have the following among other duties and responsibilities Monitor all Programme costs on a monthly basis, ensuring all expenditures, advances and floats are accurately recorded and accounted for and spent within budget limits. Prepare monthly accounts and other financial reports for submission to Head Office, including fully reconciled reports of income, expenditure and cash and bank reconciliation Review partner organization accounts on monthly basis. Prepare donor reports. Ensure compliance to donor requirements in all financial transactions. If you believe you satisfy the above requirements you are encouraged to send your Application Papers as follows: a) a cover letter setting out why your compencies and experiences are suitable to the job; b) a summary of you key qualifications (do not send any certificates now); c) CV (not more than 3 pages); and d) your contact details. The deadline will be on 09th November, 2011,only short listed candidates will be contacted and asked for copies of relevant certificates and details of 3 referees. Please send in your applications to the following address Office Manager, Helpage International P.O. BOX 9846, Dar Es Salaam, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or email@example.com Or personal delivered to Plot 194 Migombani Street, Regent Estate, D’salaam.
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