Source the Guardian,26TH Sept 2016
As an international cooperation enterprise

for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives.

GlZ is looking to fill the position of Accounting Professional at GIZ Office Dar es Salaam.

Duty station: Dar es Salaam
Terms of the Contract: Fixed term contract

The accounting professional is responsible for
Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
Effectively coordinating with the staff of the finance team or the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office
Cash payments and deposits at the bank, Financial planning, monitoring and accounting for GIZ-assisted projects

• The accounting professional
• Monitors income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation
• Manages the processing of letters of credit
• Monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularity to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and the accounting manager
• Checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and correct these where necessary
• Advises on financial aspects of projects
• Carries out internal controls in accordance with GIZ's internal controlling manual
• Carries out accounting tasks using WINPACCS accounting software and prepares monthly end-of-period accounts and bank reconciliation statements .
• Submits the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance statements (through or from WINPACCS) to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and forwards them to GIZ Head Office
• prepares financial contributions
• assists with the transfer of funds to projects

Required qualifications, competences and experience

• BA in accounting and auditing or similar area
• At least 3 years' professional experience in a comparable position
• In-depth knowledge of accounting software
• Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
• Confidential handling of data and information
• Very good knowledge of English, ideally knowledge of German


Interested candidates are invited to send their application letter in hard copy together with their CV and copies of academic certificates
addressed to
GIZ Office,
65 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,
attn. HR Department,
P.O. Box 1519, Dar es Salaam
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