Wednesday, 03 September 2014 03:00


Vacancy Announcement
Job Summary
The Finance Manager will be responsible for the entire accounting and financial matters of the organization. The position provides oversight of the day to day financial operations at TGNP and is accountable for organizing and providing high level quality financial services to the programmes, projects and unit staff. The position holder works closely with heads of departments to ensure appropriate financial support and effective use of resources. The position holder plays key role to ensure partnership is developed and nurtured between Finance, Program and other support units within the organization.

The Finance Manager will report to the Executive Director and is an integral member of the senior management team.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Management of financial systems and data processing
• Ensure the financial system functions properly and is effectively utilized by the organization
• Provide day-to-day oversight role on financial operations
• Managing strategic projects and building, developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders
• Play a key role in the budgeting, forecasting and planning process
• Financial modelling, analysis and presentation of findings to senior stakeholders and executive team
• Preparation and review of the monthly financial performance report and rolling 12-month forecasts
• Development and refinement of management accounting and reporting, including metrics/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and enhanced business analysis
• Implementing TGNP’s strategy plan
• Ensure accuracy and completeness of data input into the accounting package
• Ensure efficient process flows and control over finance and accounting functions
2. Financial Reporting
• Ensure timely preparation and submission of the various financial reports to users
3. Management of finance staff and training need assessment
• Assess staff training needs and provide work plan for capacity building;
• Perform staff performance appraisal and self-appraisal for career progression
4. Compliance and control
• Prepare and maintain a compliance matrix/register for monitoring of all compliance matters and advise the management accordingly;
• Ensure safety of all TGNP’s key contracts with third parties;
• Monitor changes in tax regime and liaise with TGNP auditors for periodic updates on Income Tax Act and related regulations;
• Ability to work diligently with internal and external auditors and generally uphold the good reputation of TGNP over compliance matters

Key Attributes
a)Very strong accounting and financial management knowledge; (b) Good analytical skills; (c) Attention to details; (d) ability to work effectively under time pressure; ( e) very strong business partnering skills with ability to influence senior staff; (f) team player; (g) proactive individual with ability to offer structured guidance; (h) ability to ensure that the right priorities are set for the finance team; (i) proven experience in training finance and non-finance staff; (j) proficiency in Kiswahili and English

• Bachelor Degree in Accountancy/Finance or equivalent qualification from a reputable University Degree (preferably in finance/accounting);
• CPA (T) or ACCA holder with extensive experience working with NGOs and with good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
• MBA in Finance is an added advantage

• A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in similar position with decision making role and/or related managerial position
• Strong leadership and motivational skills
• Strong analytical, modelling and commercial reporting skills
• Good knowledge of Tanzania Business Environment and excellent verbal and written communication skills
Mode of Application:
TGNP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages application from qualified women and men who are Tanzanian citizens.

Apply through [email protected] to ABA Alliance by 10th September 2014 with: (a) An Application Letter; (b) Detailed CV with two (2) Reference Letters. You can also bring your Job Application to ABA Alliance Offices at 1st Floor, Ubungo Plaza, Along Morogoro Road OR post it to ABA Alliance, P.O Box 11621, Dar es Salaam. NOTE: Applications through post office should reach ABA Alliance before 10th September 2014.
 Only shortlisted candidates will be notified