Akros Research
Posted Job
2 months ago

Finance Assistant

Akros is a cutting-edge organization that establishes data-driven systems that improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged communities. We pride ourselves in our ground-level knowledge of the health systems where we work, and our ability to provide novel, lasting solutions implemented in developing regions.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Financial controls and record keeping

  • Support in recording financial transactions, preparing financial statements and reports and keeping the accounts records up to date.
  • Ensure travel requisitions are prepared in accordance with organization authorizations and procedures;
  • Ensure travel requisitions and purchase requests are appropriately retired, and track the status of outstanding requisitions / requests
  • Ensure appropriate electronic and hard copy documentation is retained and filed in accordance with organization policy and donor / regulatory requirements,
  • Process project transactions in a timely manner;
  • Maintain a electronic tracker for all requisitions and requests with daily updates;

2. Cash, bank and payments

  • Prepare payments for both the SLL project and Akros.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Monitor regional payment platforms
  • Ensure that Quickbooks is kept up to date with financial postings
  • Process timesheets required for Payroll

3. Other Duties

  • Prepare analysis and summary information.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in accounting, finance or a related field may be preferred with at least five years of accounting experience
  • Proficiency in accounting software.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Broad knowledge of accounting principles
  • Excellent computer skills with fluency in Excel, Quickbooks and other web-based regional financial platforms
  • Candidate should be highly productive and internally motivated
  • Ability to remain focused on deadlines and targets
  • Good communication skills.

Due to the nature of the project, Akros is limiting project staff members to those who have been vaccinated for Covid19 or those who are able to provide a valid medical exemption for Covid vaccination. This documentation will be required before commencing work.

This position is contingent upon securing and maintaining program funding. It is also contingent upon donor approval.

Location and Term

This position will be based at Akros Research offices in Lusaka, Zambia for the duration of this assignment.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: Finance Assistant” as the email’s subject line.

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