Finance Officer job at CVPeople Tanzania
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Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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CVPeople Tanzania

Deadline of this Job:
22 February 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the Organisation
Established in 2004, the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) is a donor-funded financial sector market facilitator that aims to achieve poverty reduction through a transformative financial sector, that offers inclusive and sustainable financial solutions to improve the livelihood, wellbeing, and empowerment of underserved Tanzanians. FSDT’s work is guided by the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, which aims to develop market systems that benefit poor people, offering them capacities and opportunities to improve their lives.
Currently, our main target markets are women and youth, who have been identified as the most financially excluded market segments in the country. FSDT is dedicated to supporting the financial sector in delivering inclusive, quality financial solutions that meet the financial needs of women and youth.

Through FSDT facilitation, we hope to achieve the following changes in the market:
• Improved policies, legal and regulatory frameworks that promote gender equality as well as economic and financial opportunities for women and youth;
• Improved availability of relevant financial sector infrastructures that will equip the financial sector players and other stakeholders with the ability to meet the needs and aspirations of women and youth;
• Financial service providers developing and scaling innovative and responsive financial solutions/tools for women and youth to promote equality, empowerment, and wellbeing;
• Improved confidence and capability of women and youth to demand and use financial solutions.

About the Job
The Finance Officer is responsible for managing FSD Tanzania’s internal financial systems and day-to-day financial operations. This includes, acting as systems administrator for the SAGE 300 ERP and supporting the Director of Finance & Operations in developing and implementing a sound financial system with appropriate risk management controls. S/he is responsible for making timely and accurate financial transactions in line with FSD Tanzania’s policies and procedures, and for generating financial reports and management information. Critically, s/he is responsible for implementing the activities that result in FSD Tanzania’s compliance with statutory requirements and legislation
Key Responsibilities
1. Accounting and Financial Reporting
Provide accurate, timely and meaningful financial and management information that enables Senior Management Team to make effective financial decisions.
2. Risk & Compliance Management
Support the HFA in identifying FSDT's financial risks, ensuring effective implementation of risk-management controls and practices; ensure that FSDT complies with all statutory requirements and legislation relevant to the finance function.
3. Financial Systems Operation
Support the HFA to develop and implement an efficient finance management system with appropriate controls; act as systems administrator for the SAGE 300 ERP.
4. Support the Financial Activities of the Operations Department
Provide financial administrative support to the Operations team to facilitate the fluid and efficient day to day operations of the department.
5. Record Keeping and Financial Archive
Manage the archive of financial records, ensuring that all documentation is secured confidentially and can be easily retrieved as required

Qualifications and Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance management (required)
• Professional qualification such as Part ACCA, CPA (desired)
• Knowledge and working experience with an accounting software package

Essential Experience, Knowledge and Skills
• At least 5 years’ experience in accounting and budget management at similar level, of which at least 3 in the development sector
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and good skills in using financial software applications; experience with SAGE 300 ERP is an added advantage
• Thorough understanding of financial accounting and reporting
• Advanced analytical and mathematical skills
• Excellent attention to detail, organised, and able to work to strict deadlines
• Solid knowledge of key donor regulations and compliance requirements
• Proven track record of effective analysis and financial trouble shooting

Personal Characteristics
Commitment & Drive for Results:
You have values and personal ambitions that are aligned with FSD Tanzania's goals to improve livelihoods, wellbeing, resilience and empowerment of Tanzanian women and youth. This commitment is exemplified by reliably delivering work assignments, on time and to standard, and being willing to put in 'extra mile' effort if it's needed to achieve an important goal. You have a track record of the highest standards of ethical behaviour, upholding the spirit as well as the letter of the law.

Initiative & Decisiveness
You have a strong sense of ownership: taking personal responsibility for whatever work you have been allocated and seeking to achieve the best possible outcomes. You are proactive in seeking out information or resources that are necessary for success, and you're able to overcome the usual problems or obstacles that are experienced in day-to-day work. You have a reputation for getting things done, without needing to be pushed or reminded; and you can make appropriate decisions within the scope of your role.

Learning & Innovation
You are committed to developing your skills and knowledge, always seeking to enhance your personal contribution; this is demonstrated by your positive response to advice and feedback. You are willing to tackle a challenging situation where you may not have all the answers, taking initiative to learn whatever is necessary for success. You have a track record of flexibility - adapting promptly to changes in circumstances and contributing your own ideas to improve ways of working or enhance the achievement of goals.

Relationship Building
You take an interest in other people and you're sensitive to their needs and concerns; you listen well and are genuinely interested in hearing and understanding someone else's point of view. You have a track record of collaborating well with colleagues and clients; others trust you to contribute to the team effort, and to treat people with respect.

Communication & Influencing
You understand the potential impact that your behaviour can have on others - you are 'self-aware'. This means you can read a social situation correctly and have the self-control to adapt your behaviour to fit in, or achieve good outcomes. You can anticipate the needs of others and you're thoughtful about providing assistance or passing on useful information. You're also able to discern when to withhold information because it is personal, private, potentially embarrassing, or confidential

Thought Leadership
You think ahead about what needs to be done, mentally rehearsing or planning in order to accomplish good outcomes and avoid potential problems. You take initiative to ask questions, and gather any information that is required to properly understand a given task. You are able to meaningfully apply knowledge that you learned in another setting to the task at hand. You have a reputation for being knowledgeable and well informed; you can organise information or data effectively and draw logical conclusions from it, readily sharing your insights with others.

Resilience & Resourcefulness
You manage emotional reactions well, remaining effective and professional despite experiencing ‘difficult’ feelings (e.g., disappointment, frustration, anxiety, stress). You're able to ‘bounce back’ in the face of setbacks, failures, or disagreements - you develop an alternative approach and have another go. If a situation demands it, you are also able to say ‘no’ and seek options for how the needs of the other person can still be met; you are able to politely set appropriate limits and boundaries, to manage your workload, or to do the right thing.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 22 February 2022
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 08-02-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-02-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-02-2065
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