ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Tanzania

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Help assist small local businesses with accounting, financial training and business development alongside a professional chartered accounting firm. 

This is a placement exclusive to Medi Trip with limited placements at this firm per month. 

“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.”- Nelson Mandela

 

About the project

 A unique opportunity to work in partnership with a chartered accounting firm. You will assist professional and well established team to provide accounting services, financial training and business development to local businesses. You will also have the opportunity to understand local tax and financial governance laws in Tanzania from a highly experienced and senior local chartered accountant. Develop your skill and knowledge in globally used book keeping systems and fine tune your accounting skills on this highly unique placement.

Your Role

  • Producing content for educational material around financing and financial advice for the community

  • Data entry and data management

  • Professional book keeping for businesses

  • Assisting with business auditing 

  • Helping clients understand local tax laws 

  • Client visits to rural and remote areas in beautiful Tanzania

Professional development opportunities

  • Produce content to educate on business development and financial management

  • Intern alongside experienced chartered accountant 

  • Work with international businesses as well as small local businesses

  • Gain insight into the socio economic impact on development and growth

  • Gain knowledge on the current issues of financial inequality and they impact it has on people's lives

  • Produce educational content to educate the community and empower people with financial knowledge to self advance

Require­ments

  • Minimum Age: 18 years

  • In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

 

Language Skills

  • You need to speak English (basic level)

  • Criminal Background Check

  • required

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Accounting
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Business Studies
    OR
    6 months experience in accounting
    Book keeping
    Data management

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter, CV, proof of education, relevant certifications, passport copy and criminal background check or two signed character references

Nationality Restrictions

  • No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

 

 

 

What about COVID 19?

Tanzania has received the safe travel stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council in the wake of the current pandemic. 

Aside from that, you will receive safety guidance and protocol once you have registered with us.  If you would prefer to participate in this project remotely from home, please get in contact for details.

Your Stay

You will stay in Siret Hostel; a well established and loved guest accommodation in Arusha. Providing safe, clean and comfortable accommodation, comfortable bedding, excellent breakfast and dinner and housekeeping. This will be a quiet and friendly neighbourhood only 15 minutes from the main hustle and bustle of town. You will have 24 hour gated security, a domestic/cook (who will happily do your laundry for a small fee) and a coordinator who will ensure you settle in quickly and comfortably into your new town. This is a shared home where you will be staying with other volunteers and guests from across the world, so you will never be on your own in your new environment. The house is impeccably clean, well kept, modern and spacious.

 

How will you get around?

For your placement, you will travel like a local and walk or take public transport. You will need to set a small budget aside for this (around $1 per day by local minibuses, 4 to 5 days per week). It is important you are prepared and comfortable to travel around town, this is a demanding role that requires dedication.

 

Important VISA & Permit Information

You will be required to pay a for a VISA for voluntary work assignment.

Please enquire for details.

 

Where do my fees go?

Most of your fees are spent locally. Fees ensure you have above standard accommodation, that you have a personal coordinator picking you up at the airport, orientating you and you have a coordinator day to day and your program is planned and facilitated specifically for you, to match your skills and get you to provide the very best to those that need you. 

 

What insurance should I get?

​You should ensure you're adequately covered by comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your stay.. For our students please check with your employers/university/college or national employment body on indemnity.

 

​What vaccinations should I get? 

​Please visit the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention website for excellent up to date travel vaccination information.

 

Where can I get cheap flights?

​There are dozens of great websites online for cheap flights. It is advisable to get your flights as early as possible to be able to logistically plan your trip. 

 

Is Africa safe for me to travel alone? Do I need to be with other volunteers?

​Regardless of whether you're volunteering on a clinical mission, you're still a tourist. Forward planning is key to protecting yourself from risk as you would anywhere in the world. As a group or a solo traveller from abroad, you will attract attention but, you will also have a great support system in your volunteer coordinators, fellow travellers/volunteers and ​supervisors. It's important to try and be conscientious of your new surroundings and respect and follow local customs as much as possible and insure yourself from any possible risks. 

Africa is a large continent with every country varying greatly in local culture, customs, rules and regulations. Research your destination as much as possible and ask as many questions as possible. We would never place you at risk or in harm's way, however it is important you take ownership of your journey and behave responsibly.