General Information


Tanzania (Moshi, and around Moshi)


January 25th to February 10th 2019

Mission length

2 weeks

(Mission preparation and planning required before departure)

Numbers of volunteers sought

Three volunteers per mission with the mission chief

CPA Without Borders is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by a group of chartered professional accountants motivated by the desire to contribute positively to the well-being of populations in need, outside our borders.

CPAWB aims to support, through its projects, the learning and development of local skills in sound financial management, good governance, ethics, equity, sustainable development as well as any other subject in the fields of expertise of professional accountants. In the course of its missions, CPAWB hopes to sensitize the populations we help to respect these values

Mission objectives

Volunteers will work with Tanzania United Parents Secondary Schools (TUPSS) in Tanzania to develop a uniform chart of accounts for the organization’s member schools, and begin the migration from a manual accounting system to a computerized one (QuickBooks software). The intervention plan includes accounting training and training on how to use QuickBooks for the schools’ employees. Volunteers will review how operations are organized with school employees, as well as use QuickBooks tools as much as possible to manage student files and produce accounting documents, such as invoices and covering letters.

A preliminary diagnosis of TUPPS schools identified opportunities to improve accounting and management practices, in particular those relating to the application of accounting principles, activity-based management, financial analysis, cash management, budget planning and efficient use of the accounting system (QuickBooks).

Subsequent missions made it possible to understand and document the processes of the key management functions of two flagship schools, which will serve as models for the other schools in the group, as well as simulate the transfer of transactions related to student registration to QuickBooks.

During this mission, volunteers will migrate the entire accounting system to QuickBooks, make the necessary adjustments, and organize and implement the required improvement with school employees. Volunteers must continually strive to provide employees with the basic training needed to ensure the work is accurate and sustainable.

Familiarity with QuickBooks, accounting experience in small and medium organizations, and the ability to simplify accounting concepts and teach them to people who do not have any academic background are essential to the mission’s success.


TUPPS is a non-government institution that comprises a network of 14 secondary schools in various regions of the country. The organization’s objective is to improve cooperation between its schools in order to ensure the highest educational standards in Tanzania. Nearly 9,800 students, of which 59% are girls, attend the schools. In addition to the education provided, these schools hold income-generating activities related to agriculture, livestock, baking and machinery.

Job description

Volunteers will provide QuickBooks expertise and leverage their skills to attain the mission objective.

Before the mission :

• Become familiar with the mission schools
• Follow up on the chart of accounts model based on the mission schools’ transactions
• Monitor the continued implementation of the approved chart of accounts
• Prepare training content and materials
• Attend a pre-departure meeting

During the mission :
• Implement the chart of accounts
• Provide training and knowledge transfer sessions
• Keep a daily log of the mission

After the mission :
• Follow up with the visited partner
• Draft a final mission report
• Provide photos to document the mission

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Volunteer requirements

Accounting diploma.

Be a member of CPA Without Borders

Work experience
• At least two years of practice in an accounting position
• Experience in setting up QuickBooks
• Experience in using QuickBooks for accounting and payroll management
• Experience in management accounting (activity-based accounting)
• Experience in an educational environment, an asset

• Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks software
• Knowledge of school organization, a plus
• Good communication and knowledge transfer skills

Cooperation experience
Previous experience, an asset

Work language(s)

Computer tools

Personal qualities
• Espousal of TSF’s values and principles
• High degree of comfort with modest living conditions
• Marked ability to work in an intercultural context
• Remarkable flexibility and adaptability
• Excellent team player
• Good organizational and planning skills
• Great professionalism


Volunteers will be responsible for funding a portion of the mission’s expenses.

Mandatory meetings

Before departure, TSF organizes at its offices a pre-departure meeting to prepare the volunteers, as well as a return meeting, for a return assessment.


Candidates must be CPA Sans Frontières members.
The deadline for receipt of your application is: November 30, 2018
To submit your resume or to have more information on this mandate, please contact cpasf@cpaquebec.ca 
We thank you for your interest in our missions.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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