Position: Accountant – Tanzania
# of Openings 1
Job Locations TZ
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This accountant must be based in Arusha, Tanzania.
career accountant maintains the organization’s general ledger with the
assigned area of responsibility. She or he works closely with internal
clients across the organization to answer financial questions and
provide advice on proper accounting. This incumbent is a key contributor
to the preparation of financial statements and develops new reports in
response to ongoing business needs. As a seasoned professional, the
accountant uses advanced knowledge of GAAP, internal financial systems,
and other accounting standards to conduct accounting research and
analysis, review and interpret historical transactional activity, and
take a key role in month-end and year-end close process, to include
preparation or review of account reconciliations. At this career level,
the incumbent is generally competent in several finance specialties and
may be called on to coach or oversee the work of junior accounting
*Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required*
Essential Job Functions
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for
Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing
with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds
Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
- Acts as an advocate for
children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and
potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those
within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on
behalf of children.
- Uses independent judgement to serve internal
customers, answering financial reporting questions, explaining
accounting principles, advising on proper recording of transactions, and
informing others of financial policies and procedures. Partners in
problem-solving for both procedural and technical issues.
as a subject matter expert on the organization’s financial general
ledger system, including the chart of accounts, functional allocation,
fund balances, segments and other attributes of the system.
monthly/annual financial close processes through preparation and/or
review of key journal entries and account reconciliations, analyzes
financial activity for errors or misclassifications and corrects as
needed. Also prepares and distributes financial statement reports and
provides additional information related to reports for appropriate
actions and decision-making.
- Attends training and/or accesses
other means to maintain a level of knowledge and/or credentialing
sufficient to perform all the requirements of this position.
use of appropriate opportunities to teach other team members and
internal clients about accounting concepts and their organizational
- May be called on to coach or oversee the work of
junior accounting staff, as well as coordinate tasks, as needed, with
other team members.
- Supervises the team that supports project
accounting and financial decision-making, reviews forecast-to-complete
and other project progress projections, and consults with project
leadership regarding regular project cost reports such as variance and
- Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural
Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related discipline
- 5+ years professional experience working in accounting, finance, or a similar field.
Licenses and Certifications
- Certified Public Accountant.
*** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***
Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment
Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day
Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule