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5 Aug 2019

Accountant at International Aid Services

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International Aid Services (IAS) is a Christian, non-political and non-profit international relief and development organization founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting people in need. IAS mission is to save lives, promote self- reliance and dignity through human transformation, going beyond relief and development. International Aid Services Tanzania (IAS TZA) was registered in 2018. Currently IAS TZ has two strategic focus areas, namely; Inclusive Education and Development of Civil Society. IAS TZA is looking for a capable and enthusiastic person to fill the vacancy of Accountant to bestationed in Arusha, with a possibility to shift to Dodoma Later. A successful candidate will be offered a one year contract (3 months’ probation) with a possibility for extension.

Duties and responsibilities

Funds disbursement to partners

Day-to-day petty cash disbursements

Preparation of invoices

Prepare payment vouchers, bank and cash reconciliation reports ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial documentation and approvals.

Liaise regularly with the banks and act as bank agent in all financial matters e.g. banking, withdrawals, payments confirmations and other correspondences.

Analyse financial reports from the field and give guidance on budgetary issues

Enter all vouchers in the quick book accounting system to ensure that updated data is available on request

Travel to the project sites for physical audit and training of field accountants in the given accounting standards

Maintain proper and accessible filing system for all accounting records

Liaise with Head Office finance personnel for funds and other correspondences

Ensure that timely financial reports are submitted from the field and to the Tanzania head office and relevant officers and back-donors

Assist in the preparation of year end accounts and support schedules for the audit purposes and facilitate any internal and external audits

Perform additional assignments as directed by the Administrator


Profile we are looking for

Relevant work experience with international donors and development project grant requirements

Good experience with financial management (min. 2 years experience)

Motivated to train and supervise Local Partners in financial management

Relevant higher education e.g. degree or college course in accounting

Speaks and writes English and Kiswahili fluently

Works well with strict deadlines, changes in priorities, minimum supervision and as a team player serving others

Experience with quick books or a similar accounting programme is a must

Intermediate to advanced proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Experience from working in a cross cultural environment

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How to Apply

Please send your application on email to [email protected] with the subject line: VA/2019/ADM/02 Accountant not later than 10.08.2019. No phone calls please!

Each application should include the following:

Cover letter describing the motivation for seeking this job, your career ambitions, experience and qualifications. The cover letter should also show your current day and evening telephone numbers and email address

Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your experience, qualifications, present position and current remuneration incl. benefits

Minimum of three references with complete and updated contact information (relatives do not count as references)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications received after the closing date or lack cover letter, CV or references will not be considered.Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about IAS, including its core values/ vision/ mission, please visit the IAS website at

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