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Job Opportunity at Room to Read – Temporary Accounting and Finance Officer

Job Opportunity at Room to Read - Temporary

Job Opportunity at Room to Read – Temporary Accounting and Finance Officer

Temporary Accounting and Finance Officer 
Position Overview:

Based in Dar es Salaam, The Temporary accounting and Finance Officer will assist and report to the acting Accounting and Finance Manager. The selected incumbent will be assisting in maintaining all aspects of the organization’s finances and accounting, reporting and compliances with policies and guidelines.  The position will have regular interactions with all staff.

Job Opportunity at Room to Read – Temporary Accounting and Finance Officer

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining field office records accurately and properly.

Responsible for accurate payment and retirement of field staff travel advances. All payment will be approved after a copy from Intacct is attached together with compliances checklist.

Maintaining books of accounts and accurately and regularly for country and field offices.

Keeping and updating record of all accounts and transactions as instructed by the acting Finance manager.

Share cash forecast input to acting finance manager.

Tracking staff activity advances.

Supporting all ongoing external, internal, and global audit.

Supporting the acting finance manager and finance associate in day-to-day under-takings.


Accounting and/Finance degree from recognized University /college.

Familiar in accounting packages.

Proficient in MS Excel, MS word and power point

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 multitask.

Takes initiative and a team player.


2 years’ experience in accounting and finance preferably in an international NGO environment.


Experience working in cross-functional, cross-cultural teams.

Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.

Effectiveness in working in a non-governmental organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead.



Room to Read offers a competitive pay with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.


Tanzania – Main – Dar Es Salaam

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization

Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change

Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration

Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled



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