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Accountant Officer Job at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST - Career Opportunity in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Posted: 08-10-2019
Deadline of this Job: 9th October 2019
Duty Station: Tanzania
Job Status
Start Publishing: 08-10-2019
No of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-10-2065
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Accountant Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Accounting & Finance ]


Jobs at:

Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST

Deadline of this Job:
9th October 2019  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Tanzania , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


• To administer and manage all financial aspects of project including: preparation and control of the budget, documentation of all receipts and payments, assets and liabilities and safe custody of security documents; and preparation of financial statements and reports.
• Facilitate preparation, review and submission of the annual operation plan/ budget of grants projects in line with donor requirements.
• Review and advice on all proposal budgets preparation with respect to compliance issues for all the funding sources.
• Budgetary Management and Monitoring – Analysis of spending against budgets for all Grant Project and addressing variances, Monitoring of budgets and pipeline for grants and advising Project management accordingly.
• Audit Performance – Coordination of all Grants audits i.e. (Internal audit, external audit, Donor Audits), ensure that responses to audit reports are done as per policy, that all previous years audit recommendations are implemented timely and that Project attains acceptable audit results across all Grants.
• Ensure mechanisms are in place for review of all Grants payment documents to ensure proper expense allocation to grants. In addition work closely with Procurement Unit team to ensure that special grant requirements are met in the procurement process as detailed in the financial and disbursement Manual.
• Conduct joint meeting with Programs staff for updating on financial and operation matters.
• Maintain effective communication with project management and other stakeholders on all Grants Financial Issues including continuous follow ups on Budget commitments.
• Coordinate grants management trainings for finance and non -staff.
• Coordination with other grant Finance staff to ensure that accurate grants reports are prepared and sent to the WISE-future project managers on a timely basis.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualification required:
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting or any other related discipline.
• Experience: at least 1 year in Accounting related discipline
• Preferred: CPA/ACCA/CA holder
• Master Degree in Accounting/Finance is an added advantage

  Technical Skills & Abilities:
• ETxcellent computer skills in Excel & EPICOR and QUICK BOOK software.
• Experience in managing donor funds
• Working knowledge of Sponsorship and Grants operations, finance services and practices is an added advantage.
• Abilitytomaintaineffectiveworkingrelationshipswithalllevelsofstaffandpublic
• Good Analytical skills necessary
• For this position project management skills is desirable

Job Education Requirements: Degree

Job Experience Requirements: + Years


Job application procedure
  pplications should be sent by either e-mail or via post address and should be
addressed to:
Deputy Vice Chancellor,
Planning, Finance and Administration
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 447,
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted through their addresses/telephone/e-mails.
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