Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Careers in Tanzania at USAID - Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Employer: USAID

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:


• Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
• Record project transactions in the accounting system
• Maintain financial records in compliance with project policies and procedures
• Follow procedures for an accurate and timely close of the financial records during the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes
• Assist with monitoring the taxation requirements
• Administer payroll
• Other duties as assigned


• Accounting degree or equivalent
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
• Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
• Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and regulations
• Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications, experience with

Quicken preferred:

• Minimum of 3 years experience

Key Competencies:

• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong communication skills,
• Problem identification and solving
• Easily works in a team environment as well as individually
• Ability to work under pressure
• Fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English
• Must be a Tanzanian citizen

How to Apply:

All applications must be received online at