Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Financial Accountant

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Job Details

Position Description:

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is an international development agency working
in partnership with governmental institutions, NGOs, as well as with other national and international agencies. The goal of SDC is sustainable poverty reduction, focusing its programme support on the private sector development in agriculture, health as well as on governance and accountability. The Swiss Cooperation Office Tanzania is located in the Embassy of Switzerland in Dar es Salaam.

In order to strengthen our finance team we are currently looking for a

Financial Accountant

Job Description/Responsibility

Financial Accounting

  • Daily preparation and posting of all accounting vouchers
  • Maintain accounting ledgers (GL/AP/FA) in ERP systems
  • Maintaining and filing of all ledgers, journals vouchers etc.
  • Prepare quarterly closing of field office accounts
  • Quarterly reporting of the field office expenses to head office
  • Prepare the closing and documents for the annual external audit of the field office in accordance with IPSAS

Controlling and Planning

  • Prepare monthly update of the payment plan in coordination with the financial controllers
  • Prepare quarterly budget monitoring reports for the field office
  • Produce narrative quarterly analysis of the field office expenses
  • Prepare ad-hoc analysis as requested by the expatriate Head of Finance



  • Age 30+
  • B.Com Accounting
  • Module D (NBAA)/CPA/ACCA
  • Very good command of written and spoken English/Kiswahili


  • Min. 5 years professional experience as an accountant; work experience as an auditor would be an advantage
  • Familiar with computer based financial systems (ERPs); knowledge of Dynamics NAV, SAP or other ERP
  • systems would be an advantage
  • Work experience in the development sector/international non-profit organization would be an advantage

Other skills

  • Excellent IT skills (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Strong personal and social competences
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to meet deadlines while remaining organized and accurate

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are requested to submit the required application form (see our website) along with a motivation letter and a recent photograph by e-mail to the address provided, Website: http://www.swiss-cooperation.admin.ch/tanzania/

Deadline: 30 September 2012

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