Thursday, 24 July 2014

Assistant Accountant Job Vacancy at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Tanzania

Job Title: Assistant Accountant-Cash Receipts

Employer: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 25th July 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensure timely Journal Entry of all journals for liquidation and adjustments in Sun Systems on a daily basis.
Generate all journal vouchers in respect of allocated costs (Vehicle Cost Pool, Program Support Cost Pool, and Facility Cost Pool .
Check the coding of transactions to ensure correctness of allocation to projects and funding before entry into Sun Systems.
Carry out proper filing of all documents and liquidation files.
Amortize all prepayments and accrual expenses on a monthly basis.
Prepare cash receipt journals timely.
Establish a proper system for safe custody and retrieval of documents needed for reference purposes.
Act as the key contact person for finance office and stationery requirements.
As assigned by the Accountant operations, perform other tasks, which are consistent with your level in the organization
Establish cash positions on daily basis.
Coordinating the Petty cash management role as well as effecting timely petty cash replenishments to ensure liquidity.
Reconciling vendor statements with a view of finding any un-cleared invoices and thus clearing/paying them.
Any other duties as may be assigned to me by the supervisor.


Bachelor’s degree in a respective field such as Accounting, Finance or  Financial Management;
Excellent English and Swahili language skills – both written and verbal.
Be computer literate, especially in Word Processing, Excel Spreadsheet, SUN System will be an added advantage
At least one year experience in finance and or accounting.

Personal Competencies:

Demonstrated strengths in financial management with a strong client service focus; able to work with diverse groups of people and team oriented environment
Skilled in obtaining information necessary to accomplish duties
Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
Problem analysis and problem resolution skills
Ability to express technical ideas and concerns in a non-technical environment
Strong customer/client orientation
Ability to follow direction and work independently
Ability to adapt and learn
Strong organization and planning skills, detail oriented
Maturity and discretion, able to work with, and maintain confidential information
Capable to work in a multi-national/cultural environment.

How to Apply:
Kindly send the CV and application letter to the below address:

Human Resources Officer
Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 34701
Dar es Salaam.
Email address: