Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Career Opportunity at UZIKWASA - Accountant

Job Title: Accountant

Employer: UZIKWASA

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th June 2014

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Maintaining adequate, accurate and up-to-date books of accounts
Prepare  payment vouchers and ensure availability of all necessary  supporting documents
Carry out timely posting of financial  transactions
Prepare  quarterly financial reports to the management  and donor reports in the required intervals
Participate in the development of organisational budgets and support program staff in the preparation of operational budgets and issues of financial management where the need arises.
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and ensure that they are filed properly.
Prepare  monthly pay roll summaries
Prepare fund request to donor  and respond to donor queries
Update of fixed asset register at quarterly intervals
Ensure timely payment of statutory and contractual debts.
Ensure correctness and appropriateness of payments made to employees and outsiders in a timely manner.
Ensure that all  payments made are in line with the respective budgets,   follow the principle of segregation of duties  and  are properly authorised.
Always be  updated about Tanzanian tax laws and regulations which are relevant to the organisation  and ensure that they adhered to.
Prepare for annual audit

The candidate will be reporting to the Finance Manager.


The applicant is confident with multi-donor accounting and able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
S/he is a good communicator and able to effectively work with others.
As a member of a creative and innovative team
S/he is able to provide and receive feedback and willing to self reflection and self-appraisal.
S/he is keen to work in an environment of shared learning and innovation and participate in team building activities beyond his/her accounts responsibilities.


Degree in Accounting   and a minimum of 2 years working experience. Previous experience with an NGO is an added advantage. Proficiency in at least one accounting package, preferably Quick books.

How to Apply:

Send your C.V and at least two letters of reference;. a statement of not more than one page on your experience related to the job you are seeking, and why you want to work in this position; UZIKWASA is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please use the following two emails: info@uzikwasa.or.tz; and kilapix@yahoo.com