Project Accountant located in Arusha Tanzania.

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World Direct seeks to recruit a Project Accountant in the Finance Unit. The position is tenable in Arusha, Tanzania, at the World Direct campus in Arusha. This is a nationally recruited position. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Overall purpose of the job

The Project Accountant will be responsible for specific aspects of accounting for a portfolio of projects.


The Project Accountant will provide support to the research departments and support departments to ensure adequate financial implementation and management of financial resources in line with the world direct financial policies and donor regulations. This will entail:

Creation of new projects in the institutional financial systems
Review and approval of project expenses, ensuring that they are in line with the approved budget.
Providing guidance and advice on financial management related aspects to project
Supporting and guiding project teams in monitoring the budgets, analyzing projects financial performance, identifying and evaluating new financial strategies
Ensuring financial compliance with World Directstandards and donor requirements in the implementation of projects
Preparation of financial reports in conformity with various donors’ requirements for timely submissions.
Support initiatives towards enhancing financial management processes for improved service delivery and performance
Facilitation of periodic project audits
Other related tasks as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics or related subject
A qualified professional accountant (CPA, ACCA, CA or equivalent and membership with an internationally recognized professional accounting institute)
At least 2 (two) years of post-professional experience in project accounting
The successful candidate will report to the Interim Projects Accounting Manager.

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How to Apply

Applications will be accepted up to 6th February 2021. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter; (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statement illustrating their suitability against each of the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills. All applications to be sent to [email protected]

World Direct is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

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