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29 Jun 2023

Finance Manager at TAHA

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Job Description

TAHA, an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote
horticultural value chain (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania, is
seeking for a motivated and highly experienced individual to fill the position of Finance Manager. TAHA’s
goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of the horticultural industry in the country for social
and economic gains.

Position: Finance Manager

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Supervisee: Senior Project Accountant

Duty station: Arusha, Tanzania

Position summary
The Finance Manager will oversee the financial functions of TAHA and will provide financial leadership
to ensure effective and efficient management of TAHA’s projects resources. The Finance Manager will
work closely with the technical and operations teams to ensure that financial and administrative policies
and procedures are in place and adhered to.

Key Duties and Responsibilities of the position
Financial Management

Develop and implement appropriate accounting principles that facilitate TAHA operations.
These will include the execution of proper financial controls and management.
Develop, analyze and manage TAHA budget and monitor performance against budget.
Monitor, review and update financial policies and procedures.
Monitor, review and update as appropriate, TAHA financial management systems to ensure timely
and accurate recording, retrieval and reporting of all financial transactions.
Oversee the transaction processes to ensure timely payment of vendors, suppliers, and other
project-related expenses.
Identify, evaluate and monitor financial risks and put in place strategies to mitigate identified
financial risks.

Ensure compliance with partner financial rules and regulations.
Recommend and implement improvements in financial controls and policies.
Ensure compliance with all Tanzanian tax and legal requirements.

Ensuring financial reports are accurately prepared, reviewed, approved and submitted to partners
in accordance with signed contracts and agreements.
Consolidate project financial reports and prepare monthly/quarterly Management accounts.
Prepare annual institutional financial report for auditing and Board review
Prepare and coordinate the financial audit process
Develop and maintain appropriate systems for reporting and analysis.
Team Management

Supervising the ground team and ensuring proper management and utilization of assets and
Compiling and monitoring departmental plans and targets and ensuring regular performance
evaluation and feedback management.
Ensuring harmony and efficiency in the team, institutionalization of sound operating system,
regular capacity checks and team coaching including timely stategic adjustment as you maintain
high level of professionalism and timeliness in guiding your supervisees.
Identify skills in the team for development as well as emerging challenges and provide guidance in
addressing critical team issues.
Conviening regular management meetings to discuss financial health of the organization.
Complexity of Role:
Will require high level of professionalism and trustworthiness in handling sensitive financial and
organizational information, empathic & strategic thinker.
The position calls for strong networking
skills, ethical behavior, confidentiality, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.
Needs strong analytical skills to perform spend analytics, evaluate financial data, identify trends,
and make informed decisions.
This includes financial forecasting, cost analysis, and identifying areas
for improvement or cost savings.
Must possess a deep understanding of financial analysis techniques, tools, and methodologies.
This includes evaluating financial performance, conducting risk assessments, and managing contracts.

Qualifications and skills

Academic qualification

Masters or Bachelor degree in Finance, accounting, Business Administration or a related field. Must be a Certified Public or Chartered Accounting qualification.

At least nine (9) years of experience managing finance, accounts, and/related matters
for development activities.
Working knowledge and experience with-funded program management, policies,
regulations and procedures
Key Skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Presentation, management, and leadership skills.
Goal-oriented, flexible, and creative under pressure;
Research, multimedia platforms; strong budgeting, Internet, and computer skills.
Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel and accounting software.
The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scales, and in alignment
with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience.

Other employment benefits will be provided as per organization’s policy.

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Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of qualification certificates
  • All application should be sent through the below address; Human Resources and Administration Manager TAHA

    P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.

    Email: [email protected].
  • Please note: TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions.

  • TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.
  • Deadline for receiving application is Monday, 10th July, 2023

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