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3 Jan 2023

Accountant at Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium (CWMAC)

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Job Description

Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium is an apex body for all community wildlife Authorized Associations (AAs) managing wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Tanzania. In Swahili the Consortium is known as “Muungano wa Jumuiya za Hifadhi ya Wanyamapori Tanzania”. The consortium was registered under the Societies Act Cap 337 (RE.2002) on 22nd January 2010, with Registration Number S.A.16619. The establishment and function of CWMAC are stipulated under Regulation 29 of Wildlife Conservation (Widlife Management Areas) Regulations of 2018.

CWMAC is seeking applications from the qualified candidates to fill in the following positions below: –

Position: Accountant

Reporting to: Finance and Administration Manager

Location: Dar es salaam

Provide monthly project financial status reports to the management team whenever needed
Comply with all organizational, donors and national accounting and financial policies and regulations.
Support WMAs compliance, transparency and control of finances through regular trainings and in-house coaching
Keep records of accounts and transactions through both electronic and paper systems
Develop and maintain asset registers for all project assets and ensure timely maintenance of the same
Compile, analyse, and reporting financial data.
Creating periodic reports, such as balance sheets, income and expenditure, etc.
Present data to managers, donors, and other entities.
Maintain accurate financial records.
Perform bank reconciliations and resolve fiscal discrepancies.
Compute taxes associated with payments issued by the Organization.
Keep informed about current legislation relating to finance and accounting.
Assist management in the decision-making process by preparing budgets and financial forecasts.
Perform any other duty as may be assigned


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
Having at least five years of experience in accounting field
Attained certification in Accounts by national certification authorities (NBAA)
Strong analytical, communication, and computer skills.
Ethical behavior.
Conversant with standard financial management software and systems
Experience in donors’ accounting procedures (Preferably EU, USAID)
Attention to detail

Skills and Competencies
Computer skills, especially on how to efficiently use M.S Office applications e.g., MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Publisher
Have a high level of integrity.
Excellent interpersonal skills and should be able to communicate with projects leaders and donor.
A team player.
Customer services oriented.
Efficient communication skills, e.g., proper speaking and writing in English and Swahili languages.


Strong analytical skills including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data
Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Good computer applications skills.
Good organisational and time management skills required to meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in diversified environments and culture.
Willing to travel extensively outside work station.

Equal Opportunity

CWMAC is an equal opportunity employer which has zero tolerance on gender biases, discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labor laws of Tanzania.

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Method of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, three (3) referees, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the email address below. The deadline for this application is 23:59hrs on Friday, 6th January 2023. All e-mail application subject lines should include the Job tittle applied. All applications must go through email indicated below. Physical submission of the applications is strictly prohibited. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications must be addressed to: –

Chief Executive Officer

Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium

P.O. BOX 13685


Email: [email protected] 

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