Senior Programme Accountant

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Position: 6 – Senior Programme Accountant

Department: Finance and Administration

Location: National Secretariat

Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

Employment period:

3 years, renewable subject to performance

Key Responsibilities and tasks

Provide financial technical support to all staff.

Support both external and internal audits related to the organisation by providing financial information and explanations during audits.

Ensure that all costs related to the organisation are properly allocated to correct funding source and charged in the financial system.

Handle advances and ensure proper accountability of funds for the organisation

Coordinate submission of time sheets for staff and ensuring proper completion in line with donor requirements.

Track all budget changes and ensure correct updated budgets are maintained in the financial system and that activities are in line with plans.

Maintain up to date budget follow up template that tracks budgets against expenditure, explaining any variances.

Ensure timely preparation of monthly financial reports per funding guidelines

Enforce compliance to donor rules and regulations.

Undertake field monitoring visits and offer financial support to facilities and regional offices

Participate in organisational meetings.

Ensure all financial documents relating to the organisation are properly accounted for and retained for reference.

Perform various financial reconciliations as shall be required from time to time.

Qualifications and competencies

At least three years experience in a similar role in an NGO environment

Degree in Accounting, ZICA, ACCA, CA, CIMA or equivalent qualification.

Good interpersonal skills and team-player

Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point and computerized accounting applications. Must be a member of ZICA.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should send their cover letters and CVs demonstrating suitability for employment with three to:

The Executive Director, FAWEZA National Secretariat, Plot 6680 Chiwalamabwe Road, P.O. Box 37695, Lusaka. Applications should be sent by EMAIL ONLY. At this stage DO NOT attach academic qualifications.

FAWEZA is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline
29 Feb 15:00