Accountant Job Opportunity at Swisscontact

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Accountant Job Opportunity at Swisscontact


For Skills for Employment Tanzania
Swisscontact – Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation is a Swiss non-profit-organisation, which carries out projects aiming at reducing poverty.


Skills for Employment (SET) is a Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) supported programme implemented in Tanzania. It aims to improve the employment and employability of youth and young women and mothers through skills development. In strengthening selected skills providers to provide accessibly, demand-driven, and market-oriented agri-training SET supported the Training providers (TPs) to develop innovative and demand-driven courses that have the potential to provide employment or self-employment to youth, young women and young mothers.

work closely with all staff, suppliers, partners, and vendors with a focus on managing financial resources.
support the team in recurrent financial activities in accordance with internal operational manuals and different guiding policies.

More specifically the accountant will implement the following tasks, in close collaboration with the Business Administration team:

Financial Management

  • Facilitate preparation of the yearly budget of operation and monthly cash advance requests
  • Facilitate payments and review accountability for meetings and workshops, submit and reconcile expense reports.
  • Provide financial support to other staff including reviewing travel budget, expense reports, and maintenance of electronic and paper files.
  • Check and ensure that all payment vouchers meet the minimum audit requirement
  • Conduct preparation of payment vouchers, and cheques and ensure timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.
  • Support preparation of staff payroll, and payments to outsider stakeholders who are
    rendering services to Swisscontact and government organizations.
  • Monitor and reconcile balance accounts on a monthly basis and make sure any outstanding balance has a clear justification
  • On a monthly basis provides program financial analysis and recommendations
  • Work with the project staff to ensure programme activities are aligned with the approved budget.
  • Guide and ensure compliance with relevant regulations such as from Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) board, country-specific and any other financial obligations such as tax returns and annual Financial Statements
  • Provide training and support as needed to different stakeholders in areas related to finance and accounting.
  • Maintain and archive all contracts including annexes for all assigned grants, both electronic and hard copy
  • Support the Head of Business Administration with organizing audits on a half-yearly and yearly basis according to Head Office instructions.

Other tasks

  • Perform any other tasks requested by the direct supervisor and Project Manager.
  • Accountant for Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) Vacancy at Swisscontact


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Management;
  • Accounting certification such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Association of Chartered Certified
  • Accountants (ACCA);
  • Experience building financial tracking and reporting systems including an understanding of accounting software

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years of related experience managing projects with an international Non- Governmental Organization.

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Strong Microsoft office skills especially in excel and outlook.
  • Excellent organization skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Attention to detail, honesty, integrity and transparency.
  • Team player and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.


Interested candidates are invited to submit CVs with a motivation letter/cover letter in English including three (3) referees to [email protected] not later than 17:00 (EAT) on 18 July 2022. The CV and/or the cover letter must include the expected monthly gross salary expressed in TSH.

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