Friday, September 28, 2018

Finance Officer at The Aga Khan Foundation

Who we are The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectoral initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening. AKF is looking for well qualified self- driven individual with unquestionable integrity to fill in the Finance Officer position.


Job Purpose:
To prepare all payments within approved control systems of AKF and timely submission of all statutory returns.

Major responsibilities for the Finance Officer
• Process all payments within the approved control system
• Custodian of cheque books and other sensitive finance documents
• Custodian of all program cash in the safe cabinet
• Submission of weekly & monthly financial report i.e. Pivot and back up, monthly check list to Country /Regional Office.
• Preparation of all payment within the program
• Distribute all vendors cheque payment as per AKF policies
• Timely submission of monthly statutory payments, ie PAYE, NSSF and Withholding Tax
• Perform all bank activities including, handling of telegraphic transfer, collection of check books, Cash deposits, cash withdrawals, collection of bank statement etc
• Monitoring and control all petty cash transactions, including replenishment petty cash float • Maintaining an accurate filling system of all payments and other finance documents
• Ensure that payments are accurately and timely made to the vendors as per AKF policies.
• Monitoring bank accounts and ensuring that adequate liquidity is maintained each month to avoid the risks of negative cash balance
• Backing up accounting data from the iscala system on weekly basis and keep the backups on the secured external storage.
• Prepare monthly payroll Journal Voucher (JV) with salary breakdown per grant which tally with Aruti payroll system and post the same in the iscala system.

Minimum Qualifications
• Advance diploma in accounting/bachelor degree in accounting
• Minimum of 2 years working experience preferably with a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) dealing with multiple donor funds
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Good in excel program and any other accounting software.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding three pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business by 10th October 2018, to Country Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, by e-mail to

Please mention the title of the position in your email and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.