20 Mar 2023

Senior Accountant at Tanzania Red Cross Society

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Job Description


The Tanzania Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organization established as an independent National Society (NS) by an Act of Parliament No. 71 of December 1962 amended by the Parliament of Tanzania in 2019. It is mandated to play specific voluntary humanitarian roles during disasters/emergencies, and peacetime as an auxiliary organ to the Public Authorities. Tanzania Red Cross Society was recognized and admitted to the membership of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 1963. The TRCS Headquarters office is located in Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam.

TRCS is the largest and most dependable local partner in delivering humanitarian services in Tanzania. The TRCS has an active network in all regions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Around 40% are women of more than 35,000 active volunteers. Most importantly, because of its credibility, Tanzania Red Cross Society receives supports from a broad range of partners including the IFRC, the ICRC, the American Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross, the Belgian Red CrossFlanders, the French Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the China Red Cross and the Korean Red

Cross. Other partners are UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and UNFPA, the EU, USAID, CDC, BPRM,

PACT and Pathfinder International. Tanzania Red Cross Society is looking for dynamic Tanzanians to fill the below vacancies:

Reports to : Finance Manager
Duty Station : Dar Es Salaam
Age Limit

Key Duties/Responsibi

: Not above 45 year.


Donor-supported Projects:

Maintenance of Books of accounts and their supporting documentation for donorsupported projects at the Head Quarters ready for reviews and verifications. i.e. asset, liability, revenue, and expenses.
Ensure all the budgets and expenses related to donor-supported projects are correctly entered, are up to date and well maintained in the NAVISION system.
To ensure all the payments due and liabilities from the donor-supported project implementations are processed on a timely manner.
Ensure transfers made to Regions/Field for donor-supported project activities are done timely and follow-up is made for their timely retirements/accounting.
To ensure that all payments made through the donor-supported projects are well supported with all the necessary supporting documents.
To perform bank reconciliation on a monthly basis for all donor-supported projects and bank accounts.
To prepare analysis expenditure and trends reports and share them with the program staff for decision-making on a monthly basis, e.g. BvA reports, Activity statements.
Advice in a timely manner to the program staff on all Financial Management matters for effective and efficient implementation of the activities.
Review of donor-supported Financial Reports from Project Accountants before their submission as per the donor requirements.

Prepare Organization’s Financial Statements and other financial reports and cooperate with external auditors during audit exercises.
Through running and review of different periodic Financial Reports from the NAVISION System advise necessary adjustments for correct/better reporting and correction of errors/mistakes.
Ensure reconciliation between the Subsidiary accounts and the General ledgers for proper records of the NS and Projects accounts.
Support in the monthly payroll processing and monthly payroll reconciliations through the NAVISION System.
Support the Project and HQ accountants during Audit preparations, Audit exercises and implementation of Audit recommendations.
Any other tasks as assigned by his/ her supervisor.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:

A degree in Accounting or Finance, Business Administration or a closely related and relevant field, from a recognized University.
Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant similar field, preferably in a humanitarian organization.
Must be a CPA holder and preferably a registered accountant by NBAA
Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and Accounting software experience.
Very good command of written and spoken English. Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written.
This is a locally recruited position and is open to Tanzanian nationals only.

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Closing Date : 30th March, 2023.

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