Accounts Assistant

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV is a non-profit international development organisation established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local  families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America and operate in Agriculture & Food Security, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Our 1,200+ advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and the vast majority are nationals of the countries where we work.


Job Description

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to be part of the Country Accounting unit that that is responsible for processing and maintaining accounting records for the organisation.

Accounting responsibilities include managing expense reports and reimbursements, entering financial transactions into our internal financial accounting systems and reconciling invoices. If you have an Accounting degree and are interested in gaining experience in bookkeeping procedures, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will help our Country Accounting section run smoothly, ensuring transparency and efficiency in all transactions

  1. Preparation and posting of monthly payroll

  2. EUN tax computation and posting in SBD

  3. Perform checks and correct accordingly before allocation(TBA, time booking, invoices/expenses in Approval, Pending Audit expenses, Goods Received)

  4. Follow up consolidated mileage report with Operations department

  5. Perform monthly staff cost/vehicle and office cost allocations

  6. Review of all retirements and expense reports in hard copies and SBD  Accounting system

  7. Perform monthly amortisation of all prepayments

  8. Capitalisation of assets

  9. Cleaning of balance sheet on monthly basis

  10. Perform intercompany postings and reconciliations

  11. Perform fixed tariff invoicing for all projects

  12. Share monthly project and OVH costs with the PMs and CD

  13. Income accrual including multi country projects

  14. Perform monthly closure checks and fill in the checklist accordingly`

  15. Invoicing all customers(other than donors)

  16. Cleaning of balance sheet on monthly basis


Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, accuracy, attention to details, high degree of integrity, analytical, capable of meeting deadlines, good communicator, prioritizing excellency. SAP by D knowledge has added advantage

B.Com (Accounting), Bachelor of Accounting and Finance, Advanced Diploma in Accountancy

-3 years work experience 


Additional Information

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time national position with the successful candidate being contracted on a one-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.

submit your Cover Letter, CV and Salary History on or before 14th  August 2018 if you wish to be considered for this position. All information will be in the strictest confidence.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted