The Tanzania Scouts Association (TSA) is a non-governmental organization existing since pre independence with scouting activities in Tanzania mainland since 1917. TSA was officially registered by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in 1968 under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP. 318 – R.E. 2002). The TSA is a registered member of the World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM) at case postal 241, 1211 Geneva 4 Switzerland. The TSA is operating in the country under the guidance and support of World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre which is in Nairobi, Kenya carrying out WOSM duties. The TSA ‘is a high profile organization whose Patron is the President of the United Republic of Tanzania by succession. The Tanzania National Scout Council which is the supreme decision making body is led by the Minister in charge of Education as its President.
On behalf of the National Scout Council, the day to day performance of the Association is monitored by the National Executive Committee which is composed of uniform and non-uniform members. The Uniformed Scouts are led by The Chief Scout (CS). Under the Chief Scout is the Associations accounting Officer, The Chief Commissioner (CC). The Chief Scout Commissioner and his assistants form the National Steering Committee which performs the Management of the association through its Secretariat. The CC is also assisted by Regional and District Scout Commissioners throughout the country.
Job Title: Accountant Cum Cashier
The Accountant cum Cashier will be responsible for financial, accounting, investment related transactions and oversee the day to day petty cash management -at the TSA Headquarters. The position will report to the National Executive Commissioner. This position is a 3 years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
The Primary duties include:-
i. Ensures that the Association’s accounting books are in accordance with current accounting conventions and legal requirements;
ii. Maintains the Association budget, and takes necessary measures to ensure that the activities conform as much as possible to the budget;
iii, Prepares and maintain all books of account; .
iv. Keeps custody of cheque books, payment vouchers, and all other accounting documents pertaining to expenditure in the Association;
v. Ensures that all payments are made in accordance with financial regulations and the approved budget;
vi. Manages petty cash account to ensure adequate float is maintained to meet petty cash expenditure;
vii. Prepares periodic financial statements to facilitate constant review of the Association’s financial status;
viii. Carries out cash flow reviews to ensure adequate liquidity is maintained in line with Financial Regulations and
ix. Prepares Bank reconciliation and ensures that all accounting transactions are properly posted;
x. Updates register of fixed assets and all other accounting documents;
xi. Carries out Project accounting for the Association;
xii. Carries out investments of the Association in line with Financial Regulations and Investment Policy;
xiii. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the National Executive Commissioner.
4. Required Skills and Qualifications:
This being a very demanding position in TSA, it puts importance on demonstration of skills and experience rather than academic certificates:-
• A University degree or its equivalent preferably in accounting and/or finance/commerce.
• Must also have a fully accredited professional accounting certification i.e. CPA (T) or ACCA.
• At least one year working or field experience.
• Proven experience in working with common Accounting Packages such as Sage ACCPACK ERP.
• Ability to prepare and analyze programme plans, financial forecasts and feasibility studies.
• Excellent listening, verbal and written communication in both Swahili and English as well as interpersonal skills
• Excellent skills in use of Microsoft Office particularly MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
• Be a team player.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines.
• Good understanding of Scouting.
• Be a scout or be willing to be invested as a scout.
Age limit: Not below 22 years and not above 45 years.
5. Remuneration Package
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.
All interested candidates are required to apply, attaching to their Motivation letter as a scout or willing to be a scout in relation to the position applied, current Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic certificates & transcripts, mostly recent passport size photo, the names and full communication addresses (including contact phone numbers) of three referees who can testify on the applicant’s academic abilities, working experience and character.
Please send your applications in an envelope clearly marked as “Application for Accountant Cum Cashier” and by email with the same subject, such that the same reaches not later than 15th July, 2016 by 16.00 hours at the following address:- ,
The Chief Commissioner,
Tanzania Scouts Association,
Malik Road, Plot No.1 078, Upanga
P.O. Box 945,
Dar es Salaam
(a) Submission of applications is both by envelope and email,email@example.com
(b) TSA is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from disempowered groups are encouraged to apply.
(c) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.