Accountant III Job Vacancy at Compassion

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Arusha

Website Compassion

Compassion International is an American child sponsorship and Christian humanitarian aid organization .

Accountant III Job Vacancy at Compassion


  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.
  • Uses independent judgment to serve internal customers, answering financial reporting questions, explaining accounting principles, advising on the proper recording of transactions, and informing others of financial policies and procedures. Partners in problem-solving for both procedural and technical issues.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on the organization’s financial general ledger system, including the chart of accounts, functional allocation, fund balances, segments and other attributes of the system.
  • Maintains monthly/annual financial close processes through preparation and/or review of key journal entries and account reconciliations, analyzes financial activity for errors or misclassifications and corrects as needed. Also prepares and distributes financial statement reports and provides additional information related to reports for appropriate actions and decision-making.
  • Attends training and/or accesses other means to maintain a level of knowledge and/or credentialing sufficient to perform all the requirements of this position.
  • Makes use of appropriate opportunities to teach other team members and internal clients about accounting concepts and their organizational application.
  • May be called on to coach or oversee the work of junior accounting staff, as well as coordinate tasks, as needed, with other team members.


  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


  • Seven years Relevant experience working in this or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization in a related field.

*Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above

Working Environment

Office – Standard Office Environment

Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

Travel Requirements

May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

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