Senior Project Accountant
Jobs at:Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)
Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, September 12 2023
Date Posted: Sunday, August 27 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed
TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania.
TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID funded project called USAID “Tuhifadhi Chakula” activity. The purpose of the Project is to reduce food loss and waste and resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project is focusing on reducing food loss and food waste by addressing postharvest handling issues within key value chains with a major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural good reach consumers, inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead on post-harvest management.
5. Senior Project Accountant
Reporting to: The Finance and Grants Manager
Duty station: Arusha, Tanzania
The Senior Project Accountant will be a key member of the project's finance team, responsible for ensuring accurate financial management, reporting, and compliance in accordance with project objectives and USAID regulations. This role requires strong accounting expertise, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
Scope of work
• Oversee the project's financial activities, including budgeting, forecasting, and expenditure tracking.
• Collaborate with project teams to ensure accurate coding and allocation of expenses to appropriate budget categories.
• Monitor cash flow and manage project funds efficiently to support project implementation.
• Prepare timely and accurate financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
• Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, anomalies, and potential areas for cost optimization.
• Provide senior management with regular financial insights to support decision-making.
• Assist in the development of project budgets in line with USAID regulations and project objectives.
• Monitor actual expenses against budgeted amounts, identifying and addressing budget variances.
• Collaborate with project teams to revise and adjust budgets as needed.
• Ensure adherence to USAID regulations, project policies, and accounting standards in all financial transactions.
Collaborate with internal and external auditors to facilitate audits and address audit findings.
• Implement and maintain internal controls to mitigate financial risks.
• Review and manage financial aspects of grants and subcontracts, including disbursements, tracking, and reporting.
• Ensure that grant and subcontract expenses are properly documented and accounted for.
• Coordinate payroll processing, ensuring accurate calculation of salaries, deductions, and taxes.
• Manage employee benefits administration, including health insurance, retirement plans, and other benefits.
• Utilize financial software systems to record, track, and report on all financial transactions. Stay up-to-date with software upgrades and provide training to team members as needed
Qualifications and skills
• Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
• Must have professional qualification certification (e.g., CPA (T), ACCA, etc).
• Proven experience of at least 9 years in project accounting and financial management, preferably in the nonprofit sector or projects funded by donors.
• At least 5 years of experience in managerial position.
• Ability to understand, analyse and interpret financial information in varying formats and complete required reports.
• In-depth knowledge of USAID regulations, accounting principles, and financial reporting standards.
• Proficiency in financial software and advanced Excel skills.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication abilities.
• High level of leadership, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively, Computer skills and problem-solving skills.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 108
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
• Copies of qualification certificates
The cover letter to be addressed to;
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.
1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: "APPLICATION FOR SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION."
4. Focus on One Application: Applicants are requested to apply for one specific vacancy only. Multiple applications for different positions will not be accepted.
5. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Tuesday, 12th September, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
6. Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.
The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy
Please note: TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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