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Accounts Assistant at The Aga Khan Foundation January, 2018

Accounts Assistant at The Aga Khan Foundation January, 2018

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency  promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development  in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in rural economic development, education, health, nutrition, early childhood development and civil society strengthening. AKF has a strong team with operations in  Dar-es-salaam, Mtwara, Lindi, Arusha, Mwanza, Morogoro and Zanzibar. 

AKF is looking for a dynamic and skilled professional who can take on the role of Accounts Assistant for the AKF Dar es Salaam Office. This position will report to the Financial Accountant. 

Key responsibilities: 
• Processing of payments including review of supporting documents for reasonability and completeness 
• Accurate data entry into the Financial Information System (iScala) and timely filling of all financial documents 
• Cash management including bank balances and petty cash, monthly bank and petty cash reconciliations, 
cash replenishment and review of petty cash requests 
• Disbursement of payments to suppliers and reconciliation of payables and receivables 
• Raise receipts for cash received and deposits 
• Perform all Bank agent duties 
• Timely preparation, reconciliation, payment and submission of various statutory obligation. 
• Generate and dispatch Rental invoices to tenants on quarterly basis, and booking of all rental income 
• Management of staff advances and accountabilities. 

Qualifications required. 
• A diploma/Advanced diploma in Accounting or equivalent professional qualification 
• A minimum of 1 year experience preferably with a development agency or a non-government organization 
• Proficieny in an accounting package, preferably in iScala would be an advantage 
• Computer literate with full command over excel 
• Good spoken and written English. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter quoting the title of the position, a CV and the names and contact information of three referees (at least two of which must be professional) before the close of business on January 26, 2018, by e-mail to recruit.akftz@akdn.org  or to 

Aga Khan Foundation, 
Tanzania Office, 
P.0 Box 125, 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Please quote the title of the position applied for in the e-mail subject line or on  the application envelope. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org). 

Source: The Guardian January 15, 2018 

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