Accountant and Administrator at Fintrac Global Inc
- Company: Fintrac Global Inc
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Accounting Jobs in Tanzania
Job Announcement: Accountant and Administrator
Fintrac Global Inc. (FGI) is a US-based, Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified small business specializing in agricultural development in emerging markets. Using localized knowledge, technologies, and inputs, we support farming families, entrepreneurs, and agribusinesses to improve productivity and availability of nutritious foods, increase incomes, strengthen resiliency to climate change, and reach new markets. Our objective is to prepare the next generation of smallholder farmers and agribusinesses to sustainably meet the world’s rising food security demands.
In Tanzania, FGI is implementing a subcontract with ACDI/VOCA under the USAID-funded Feed the Future Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity, which aims to transform the Tanzanian horticulture market system into a more vibrant, competitive, resilient, and inclusive one capable of fueling sustained growth and drawing in new market opportunities. Under this subcontract, FGI is seeking an Accountant and Administrator in Dar es Salaam.
The Accountant and Administrator is based in the program headquarters in Dar es Salaam and reports to the Senior Agronomist. This position will provide support to FGI’s Kilimo Tija finance, human resources, and administration functions. In addition to the specific tasks stated below, the position is expected to contribute fully as a program team member, conducting him/herself in a proper manner at all times as a representative of the program and is responsible for the safekeeping and care of all of FGI’s Kilimo Tija program assets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and review expense vouchers and finance and administrative reconciliations and submit for approval;
Assist in maintaining all program accounts in compliance with FGI’s accountancy rules, including but not limited to general ledger, cashbook and payroll, etc.;
Process all accounting vouchers in QuickBooks and generate management reports;
Upload vouchers and financial reports weekly and respond timely to home office accounting queries;
Prepare and ensure all program payments are in accordance with USAID and FGI regulations including compliant supporting documentation;
Manage petty cash disbursements and reconciliations;
Procure and manage suppliers, vendors and service provider relationships such as the telephone company, internet providers, stockists, etc.
Work closely with FGI Home Office Human Resources to ensure that all employee benefits, including enrolment, changes and removals are properly documented with appropriate backup for each transaction;
Conduct on-boarding and off-boarding meetings, including equipment assignments at the beginning of employment and equipment reconciliation at the end of employment;
Track on-going use and replacement of equipment assigned to employees during employment;
Maintain and update overall project inventory/register in collaboration with the Home Office PMU;
Support monthly payroll by providing relevant documentation in a timely manner;
Assist program employees with the preparation of reports, presentations, and correspondence;
Communicate frequently with FGI Home Office Program Management, Human Resources, and Accounting staff;
Assist with travel and logistics arrangements for in-country staff and short-term consultants; and,
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the FGI Program Manager or Technical Leads.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, human resources, or related field
At least 5 years’ working experience in administrative and financial management experience on international development projects
Must have excellent knowledge in finance, accounting, operations, administration, and human resources, as well as possess strong leadership skills
Experience implementing operational systems that comply with US government regulations, Tanzanian law, and relevant accounting standards
Excellent writing skills and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently and produce quality communications under tight deadlines
Complete fluency in oral and written Kiswahili and English
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other media creation/editing programs