Project Accountant job at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)
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Vacancy title:
Project Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Professional Services , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, September 12 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Arusha, East Africa

Date Posted: Sunday, August 27 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania.

Activity Background
TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID funded project called USAID “Tuhifadhi Chakula” activity. The purpose of the Project is to reduce food loss and waste and resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project is focusing on reducing food loss and food waste by addressing postharvest handling issues within key value chains with a major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural good reach consumers, inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead on post-harvest management.

6. Project Accountant

Reporting to: Senior Project Accountant Duty station: Arusha, Tanzania

Position Summary
The Project Accountant is responsible for ensuring accurate financial recording, reporting, and adherence to financial regulations.

Scope of work
• Maintain accurate financial records, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger entries, and expense reports.
• Prepare and review financial reports, ensuring they adhere to project guidelines and USAID regulations.
• Assist in generating regular financial statements, balance sheets, and income statements.
• Monitor project expenses to ensure they align with approved budgets and funding allocations.
• Conduct regular reconciliations of financial data to identify discrepancies and ensure accuracy.
• Monitor accounts receivable and follow up on outstanding payments to ensure timely collection.
• Review and verify invoices and payment requests for accuracy and compliance.
• Process payments to vendors, suppliers, and service providers in adherence to project procedures.
• Assist in the development and monitoring of project budgets, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
• Collaborate with project teams to track budget utilization and identify any budget deviations.
• Ensure compliance with project financial policies, USAID regulations, and accounting standards.
• Maintain organized and accurate financial documentation for audit and reporting purposes.
• Utilize financial software and tools to record and track financial transactions accurately.
• Assist in the maintenance and improvement of financial management systems.
• Support the generation of financial reports for management, donors, and other stakeholders.
Assist in providing financial data and information for project-related reports and proposals.
• Collaborate with internal departments to gather financial information and ensure accurate reporting.

Qualifications and skills
Degree Level
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

• Must have professional qualification certification (e.g., CPA (T), ACCA, etc).
• Proven experience of at least 5 years in project accounting and financial management, preferably in the nonprofit sector or projects funded by donors.
• Ability to understand, analyse and interpret financial information in varying formats and complete required reports.
• Knowledge of USAID regulations, accounting principles, and financial reporting standards.
• Proficiency in financial software and advanced Excel skills.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication abilities.

Key Skills
• High level of leadership, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively, Computer skills and problem-solving skills.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
• Copies of qualification certificates

The cover letter to be addressed to;
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.

Application Instructions.
1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: "APPLICATION FOR SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION."
4. Focus on One Application: Applicants are requested to apply for one specific vacancy only. Multiple applications for different positions will not be accepted.
5. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Tuesday, 12th September, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
6. Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.

The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy

Please note: TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, September 12 2023
Duty Station: Arusha
Posted: 27-08-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 27-08-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 27-08-2077
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