Thursday, 19 June 2014

Finance Manager Careers at Abt Associates in Tanzania

Job Title: Finance Manager

Employer: Abt Associates

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 25th June 2014

Job Description:


Oversees the day-to-day financial management and accounting
Maintains and manages field office accounts
Reviews vouchers and payment requests, including proper back-up documentation to ensure compliance with Abt Associates policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations;
Assists with procurement of project supplies, services, and other items in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, as needed
Ensures timely payments to staff, consultants, and vendors;
Calculates and issues payroll; calculates and submits payroll taxes to the proper Tanzanian authorities;
Maintains complete, accurate and timely financial records in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies and procedures; prepares and submits monthly financial reports
Maintains and oversees internal controls with direction from the Deputy Chief of Party;
Prepares estimates of monthly cash requirements and ensures that funds are efficiently transferred from headquarters to field office and funding is available to support timely payment of all project and operations costs;
Manages project bank accounts, reconciles monthly accounts and bank statements; submits receipts and invoices to Abt Associates;
Treasury management, including daily supervision of cash position and accounts and petty cash;
Management of field office financial filing system (both paper and electronic)
Other duties as assigned


Minimum of 5 years of financial management experience;
Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects in finance and administration;
Bachelor’s Degree, in Accounting, Finance or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred;
Excellent knowledge of Tanzanian accounting and tax requirements and USAID rules and regulations regarding accounting, finance, and procurement;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
Good computer skills including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office® applications, particularly Excel;
Effective communication skills, including excellent English and Swahili language skills;
Professional integrity and discretion in the handling of confidential information and data.

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
Ability to legally work in Tanzania without sponsorship

How to Apply:

All applications must be received online at

Applications must be received by 25 June 2014.