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New Job Vacancy at PACT Tanzania, Senior Finance Officer – General Accounts | Deadline: 21st September, 2020

Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at PACT Tanzania 2020

Senior Finance Officer – General Accounts, ACHIEVE Tanzania
Job Locations TZ 
Job ID 2020-1460
# of Openings 1

Category Program/Project
the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit
international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on
the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are
challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities
because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do
this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local
organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and
resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and
vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international
development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including
public health, capacity development, governance and civil society,
natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and
evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more.
This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which
focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who
are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own
solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery
Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart
partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying
organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and
consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting
the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers
through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn
and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more
enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing
to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all
times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across
the global enterprise. 

Position Overview
Senior Finance Officer works with the ACHIEVE global team, the ACHIEVE
Tanzania Team, and the general accounting finance team to ensure that
Pact’s financial management policies and procedures as well those of the
donors have been adhered to and that accurate financial records are

Perform functions to support the ACHIEVE
project in Tanzania in financial management in order to provide:
accurate, current and complete disclosure of financial transactions;
records that identify source and application of funds; effective control
and accountability of funds, property, and other assets; and comparison
of the expenditure versus budget amounts.



Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible
    for the oversight of the budget preparation and management processes in
    conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the
    development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the
  • Track expenditures and justify allocations and reclassifications, when required.
  • Design
    and implement systems and procedures following Pact standards adapted
    to handle specific country constraints and conditions yet ensuring
    adequate internal controls and minimizing risks.
  • Work with the
    relevant Departments (Programs, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc.) on
    integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of
    resources to achieve program objectives in compliance with all donor
  • Ensuring all approved financial transactions are posted into the accounting software in the appropriate account codes.
  • Review reconcile ledger account and make necessary adjustments as advised by the Senior Finance Manager and HQ staff.
  • Advise
    the Senior Finance Manager of the status of all posting for his/her
    review before the extraction of the monthly financial reports for the
    Country Director’s approval and submission to HQ.
  • Review-Journal
    and payment Vouchers ensuring that they are adequately supported,
    properly classified, and allocated to the appropriate program and
    overhead accounts before posting.
  • Ensuring that all supporting documents required for financial statements submissions to HQ are prepared.
  • Ensuring all soft copy reports (sent to HQ) are properly kept in the financial report files in the country.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager in the preparation of requests for a wire transfer from HQ.
  • Assist in the preparation of online payments.
  • Provide requisite cooperation with external auditors and organizations undertaking audits and/or financial reviews.
  • Assist
    the ACHIEVE Global Operations Manager to provide input and approval of
    financial progress and final reports on programs and projects ensuring
    they are submitted in accordance with USAID and other donor reporting
    requirements in a timely fashion
  • Participate in staff orientation, training, development, and team-building for all staff within and outside the department
  • Carry out other duties assigned by the ACHIEVE Global and ACHIEVE Tanzania team. 
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Basic Requirements

  • Holder
    of a master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting,
    or other relevant fields or bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or
    Commerce or an Advanced Diploma in Accounting, Finance or Commerce.
  • CPA (T) or its equivalent (is a requirement)
  • Tanzanian work experience is required and the candidate must be a Tanzanian national.
  • Minimum
    8 years of experience in accounting, operations, and financial
    management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance
    programs in developing countries; with a strong preference for
    candidates with experience in USAID contract management.
  • A
    minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing the procurement
    administration and financial management and reporting of a USAID-funded
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and
    managing large budgets, including proficiency in relevant computer
    applications and databases.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government financial and procurement rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills, and team-building experience.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication, and organizational skills in English.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software, such as QuickBooks, ACCPAC, Serenic, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good leadership, excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Analytical and report presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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Application Deadline is September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its
selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability,
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