Finance & Grants Accountant at Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania

Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania
Coastal Rural Support Programme-CRSP (T)
Employment opportunity in southern Tanzania, Lindi.
Job Title: Finance & Grants Accountant
Reports to: Finance Manager
Location: Lindi, Tanzania

Programme background: 

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational, international development agency
established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative
solutions to problems that impede development in marginalized and isolated regions. AKF is working
in Tanzania in sectors that include rural development, education, health and civil society
strengthening. The Coastal Rural Support Programme Tanzania, CRSP (T) is a multi-input area
development initiative of AKF in Lindi and Mtwara regions. The programme’s overall goal is to
improve the quality of life and social wellbeing of people in the two regions through sustainable
interventions in agriculture and market development, access to finance, health, and education. CRSPT
is a large programme with multiple grants being implemented in various sectors of its operations.
AKF is looking for a dynamic and skilled professional who can take on the role of Finance & Grants
Accountant for CRSPT Lindi Office.
Position Summary
The incumbent is expected to be the lead and provide technical support on Grants Management at
CRSP (T) through financial reporting and internal control management and overseeing the daily
management of all financial responsibilities and procedures for Lindi Office
Major roles and responsibilities
 Generating financial analyses based on monthly financial reports and providing guidance to the
Finance Manager on major grants issues that require his attention.
 Preparation of program financial reports in a timely and accurately manner for the finance
Manager review.
 Participate in the budget preparation process for the program and in the preparation of proposal
for the new funding for projects at CRSP(T)
 Member of the procurement committee and provide technical support of all procurement

 Periodically reviewing the balance sheet accounts and share the report with the Finance Manager to ensure that they are kept current and can be easily identified and reconciled
 Tracking the Employee advances regularly and following up the recovery process or management action for all employees
 Ensure that all accounting documents originate from Lindi Office are properly reviewed and approved before forwarding to Mtwara for further approvals and posting in the iscala
 Provide advice on budgetary control and cash flow management to all projects based in Lindi.
 Prepare funding requests on monthly basis and submit to finance manager for review
 To maintain an update file of all projects budgets
 To assist Equip Tanzania with activities and budget development
 Monitor and Administer Equip Tanzania Region funding and cash flow management
 Review of Petty cash for Lindi Office
 Any other duties that are not specifically stated above but will necessarily come within the framework of your operation shall be assigned to you from time to time by Finance Manager or Program Director.
Qualifications required.
 A degree in accounting and /or CPA or equivalent professional qualification;
 A minimum of 5 years’ experience preferably with a development agency or a non-government organization;
 Proven experience in budgeting, financial reporting, and financial monitoring;
 Familiarity with an expertise in iscala would be an advantage
 Computer literate with ability to command excel
 Excellent spoken and written English.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CVs (not exceeding 3 pages), including contact details for three professional references, and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the particular position directly to the Human Resources Manager through email at before the closure of the business on Friday 18th March 2016. Please clearly indicate “Application for FINANCE & GRANTS ACCOUNTANT POSITION” in your email subject. We respect all candidates but we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.
AKF is an equal opportunity employer
Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

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