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Project Accountant

Published on 15.01.2021

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Website : https://plan-international.org/
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Position : Project Accountant

We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following positions in Lusaka, Chongwe and Chiengi;

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT X 1 (LUSAKA), 2 YEARS CONTRACT

Position Description:

The Project Accountant will report to the Country Finance Manager. This position is a support position that will enable the SUN II Project team to achieve results by providing necessary finance support and ensure that all funds utilized are accounted for.  The Project Accountant will be based at Country Office, in Lusaka.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Timely processing of the program operational funds as per Cash forecasts
  • Support annual budget development and donor proposal budget development processes
  • Ensuring that all the financial reports are prepared and submitted to the donor in time
  • Entering payments in general ledger and maintaining the general ledger log register
  • Support tracking of expenditure and payments for all project activities
  • work with the partner Accountant to prepare financial reports
  • Preparation of payments and cash receipts.
  • Coordination of Banking Activities
  • Filing of all financial records
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations to ensure that bank balances are in line with cash book balances.
  • Ensure all cash receipts are deposited in the Bank Account as per operations manual guidelines.
  • Ensure that only payments to where all appropriate suppliers have signed the Child Protection policy pass for payment
  • Participate in the preparation of year-end financial schedules and provide support documentation.
  • Prepare timely intercompany re-charges and pass to relevant offices.
  • Support tracking of expenditure and payments for all SUN II Project activities
Required profile for job ad : Project Accountant
  1. A Higher National Diploma in Accounting
  2. Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage
  3. 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment
  4. Well versed in computerized accounting applications

Competencies:

  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Ability to take charge of the accounting functions in the absence of the Accountant.
  • Appreciation of child rights
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages
Job criteria for job ad : Project Accountant
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Central - Copperbelt - Eastern - Luapula - Lusaka - Muchinga - North-Western - Northern - Southern - Western
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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