Thursday, 21 July 2016
Job Opportunity at Room to Read, Accounting and Finance Associate
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child's schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls' education.
We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.
By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments, Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.
The Accounting and Finance Associate will assist and report to the Accounting and Finance Manager.
Primary responsibilities include assisting in maintaining all aspects of the organization's finances and accounting, human resources, and administrative initiatives. The position will have regular interactions with all staff.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Receive & check completeness of documents -supporting documentation before passing to Senior Accounting & Finance Associate for coding (cost allocation), staff retirements for advances and payment requests from procurement.
Receive and check petty cash vouchers from Office Associates and check for completeness before passing on for approval for reimbursement
Posting entries for all documentation duly approved and passed for payment i.e. payment /petty cash vouchers.
Banking miscellaneous funds received
Cashing cheques for cash payments and petty cash,
Act as bank agent on behalf of the Country Office.
Maintenance and filing of financial records according to prescribed RtR regulations
Analyze Country office vehicle usage. ,
Assist the Accounting and Finance Manager to maintain excellent records related to bookkeeping, expenses, funds, that are all times accurate, valid and complete and sufficiently detailed and prepared for random spot checks by internal auditors
Accounting and/Finance degree from recognized University /college
Familiar in accounting packages
Working knowledge of accounting, reporting and administration
Detail oriented and extremely organized
Results oriented; commitment to quality and efficiency
Adept at using accounting software, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
Good command of written and spoken English
Willing and able to work In a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi task.
Takes Initiative and a team player
Excellent interpersonal skills
3 to 4 years' experience in accounting and finance preferably in an international NGO environment
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-corning non-profit organization
Be an innovative and creative thinker - you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Have a strong work ethic, take Initiative, and require minimal direction
Work well independently as well as part of a team
Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The benefits include:
ii) 13th Month Bonus,
iii) Discretionary Performance Bonus,
iV) Health coverage including spouse and children,
vii) Professional Development opportunities.
The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Please send a cover letter and resume by postal:
Associate Director Africa,
Room to Read Tanzania,
Post Box 105459,
Plot No 36,
Dar es Salaam,
If you do not hear from Room to Read within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note that late applications will not be considered and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
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