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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Finance Assistant



Job Description

This position will work closely with DTDA’s Finance and Administrative Officer to ensure the smooth operation of all finance matters in the office of DTDA East and Southern Africa.

 Checks travel advances, travel claims, settlement of advances and process journals.
 Ensures that all payment requests are processed accurately and in a timely manner.
 Assists in the analysis of financial reporting, the performance of projects and ensuring that sound financial control procedures are in place, in line with donor requirements.
 Enters data into DTDA’s Business Central accounting system.
 Assists with year-end and audit preparation.
 Supports the programme team with organisation and delivery of events.
 Prepares Payroll and Statutory deduction as required by the Law.
 Ensures that all financial records and files (e.g., supporting documents for expenditures, contracts, purchase orders, fixed asset inventory) in the office are well organised, maintained and updated.
 Ensures all assets are appropriately insured.
 Ensures that all procurement procedures are in accordance with the Internal Control System; and,
 Develop and maintain an inventory list for the DTDA Sub-regional Office
 Carries out any other financial as assigned by the Finance and Administrative Officer.
 Assist in monitoring and controlling the financial transactions of partner organisations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
  • Experience in working with accounting software will be an advantage. Exposure to/ familiarity with Business central will be a distinct advantage.
  • A good understanding of accounting principles; and ability to perform project administration duties.
  • Holding accounting certification such as CPA-T / ACCA/CIMA will be an added advantage
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented individual and able to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team player who can work effectively with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and deliver assignments as required and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; and
  • Able to travel within and outside Tanzania when required.


Applicants are required to prepare a detailed cover letter and send it together with a CV to this email [email protected]

The application deadline is 1 August 2022. Applicants are, however, encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the selection process starts earlier.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  The interviews will be in English over Skype and/or in-person in Arusha, Tanzania.