Project Accountant at Development Aid

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Project Accountant

– Self Help Groups Approach (SHGA), funded by Kindernothilfe (KNH)

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) seeks the services of a Project Accountant under the Kindernothilfe funded Self-help Group Approach Project. The project’s principal objectives are:

1. Improved social and economic well-being for vulnerable women in Southern, Central, Lusaka and Eastern Provinces through participating in Self-Help Groups

2. Improved well-being of children organized in Children’s Groups

3. Strengthen Capacities of 15 Promotion Organisations of which 8 are sub-granted to implement and sustain the Self Help Group Approach

The position is tenable in Lusaka and will report to the project Finance Manager and the National SHGA Coordinator.

1. Main roles and responsibilities

1.1 Ensure that monthly transactions are posted in Pastel Accounting software on a timely basis and maintain accurate record keeping of all transactions.

1.2 Maintain custody of payment vouchers

1.3 Assist in the preparation and monitoring of project estimates/budget.

1.4 Prepare schedules for statutory obligations related to the project.

1.5 Verify the contractual and financial details of each invoice and payment.

1.6 Assist in the preparation of payroll, updating lists of staff and their payments.

1.7 Prepare documentation for audit purposes; producing audit file as required, supporting the coordination, planning, and execution of both the internal and annual audits.

1.8 Produce timely bank reconciliations.

1.9 Document explanations of significant budget variances on a monthly basis.

1.10 Maintain up to date assets registers for the Project and Implementing Partners including undertaking annual asset inventory.

1.11 Perform monthly assets and liabilities reconciliations

1.12 Prepare timely and accurate periodic financial reports, follow up with Implementing Partners Quarterly financial liquidation status.

1.13 Conduct field site visits to ensure consistency with reporting timelines, budgets, and performance indicators among Sub-grantees.

1.14 Monitor and manage sub-grantees to ensure that they meet the expected performance targets and provide capacity building of finance, management and leadership staff.

2. Qualifications

2.1 Bachelor of Accountancy Degree or equivalent, with at least 3 years’ experience; or Diploma in Accountancy or equivalent with at Least 5 years’ experience

2.2 Paid up member of Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants (ZICA)

2.3 Intermediate or advanced user of Pastel, Sage 300 ERP or other approved accounting software

DAPP is an equal opportunity employer.

Method of Application

Interested applicants fulfilling above qualifications shall apply by sending an updated CV as well as an application letter (preferably in one attachment).

Label the Email and the attachment(s) “SHGA Accountant Application” followed by your name.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application deadline
15 Oct 15:00