Junior Finance Officer

Type: Full Time Deadline: 0 months, 0 days
Category: Finance Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Other Categories: Financial Services , Accounting & Bookkeeping
Job Level: Junior

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review retirements and advance requests by ensuring they are properly completed as per policy
  • Entering financial information in the accounting system and ensuring cut-off and completeness principles are adhered
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation and mobile money reconciliation
  • Processing of payments for all contracts, bills and invoices received in the ERP at the correct allocated expense
  • Preparation of payroll for all staff and ensuring all statutory deductions are properly effected and remitted as per the Tanzania laws and regulations
  • Uploading payment into the online bank system by ensuring amount and other details are correctly entered, facilitating authorization and release of payments
  • Preparation of monthly cash forecast by including all the activities for the month and ensuring the project is going according to the budget
  • Grant management, ensuring all contracts to sub-grantee are well executed by check the expense reports and disbursements are done on time
  • Ensuring interproject transaction are properly recorded and reconciled as well as payments are processed on time while trying to avoid unnecessary intercompany transactions
  • Assist the Finance Manager with monthly general ledger reconciliations as required.
  • Ensuring accounting standards, policies, country law and donor requirements are properly followed.
  • Assisting internal and external auditors for all matter related to the project
  • Any other related duties
  • Assuring Proper filing of all supporting documents is maintained

Educational Qualifications

  • Essential: Bachelors of Commerce, in Accounting or Business Management with minimum of 2 years of experience in international standards of project accounting, financial management including budgeting, grants and contracts.
  • Strong experience with international audit requirements
  • Knowledge on international accounting standards
  • Working knowledge of major donor funded operations, finance services and practices
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Accounting software.

Experience Requirements

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Unqualified Audits
  • Meeting reporting deadlines on time both monthly and as needed to maintain reports
  • Proper record keeping to ensure clarity
  • Institution of quality Financial procedures to decrease risk of fraud and to ensure transparency in payment processes
  • Expediency of payments

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Multicultural diversity and teamwork
  • Communication
  • Pro-activeness
  • Planning & Time Management
  • Result orientation
  • Client orientation

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