Accountant job at Conservation Farming Unit
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[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Conservation Farming Unit

Deadline of this Job:
10 January 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

is inviting applications from suitably qualified, highly motivated, result oriented individuals with relevant experience for the following position aimed at contributing to the CFU’s strategic vision, in the Finance department at HQ in Lusaka.
Job Title: Accountant
Department: Finance
Location: HQ, Lusaka
Reports To: Finance and Administration Manager

Purpose and Scope of Duties:
The purpose of the job is to be responsible for all overall accounting procedures and all aspects of accounting within the organisation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Budget and Grant Management
• The primary function of this position is to ensure that all payments are properly recorded, and all Project ledger accounts are accurate and up to date.
• Ensure an accurate monthly Trial balance is in place for all the projects/grants running in the organisation.
• Prepare management monthly financial report showing a comparison between Project budget and actual expenditure, and assist the Finance and Administration Manager with the preparation of the consolidated quarterly financial report.
• Provide input into the preparation and tracking of project budgets
• Financial and Treasury Management
• To ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are prepared and approved regularly, and all correction adjustments are done timely with supporting journal vouchers.
• Ensure that monthly invoices for expenditure incurred under other projects are prepared and approved in a timely manner and all inter-project balances settled promptly.
• To undertake the timely preparation of payroll with accurate statutory deductions, payments and returns filed.
• Ensure weekly Cash positions for all projects are prepared and uploaded on SharePoint for review and approval by the Finance and Administration Manager.
• Risk Management, Compliance and Audit.
• Reviewing pf payment vouchers ensuring that they are in all material effects in compliance with organisation’s policies, as well as the respective donor requirements and the local Laws.
• Ensure payments are made in compliance with all statutory bodies such as ZRA, NAPSA, WFC, NHIMA, PACRA etc.
• Provide first level liaison with the Internal and External Auditors.
• Provide the Finance and Administration Manager with input into the quarterly risk register.
• Supervision and Leadership
• Conduct staff orientation on fraud risk, safeguarding awareness to all HQ and Field staff.
• Supervision of the Accounts clerk function.
• Skills and Experience
• Should have a degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.
• Full Professional Accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA and CA Zambia.
• At least with 5 years relevant experience with demonstrated project financial management.
• Fully paid up member of ZICA.

Other requirements/ competences
• Knowledge of stock management and Administration
• Planning, Organizing and Controlling
• Influencing and Communication Skills
• Problem Solving & Analysis
• High level of confidentiality and integrity.
• Advanced computer knowledge including knowledge of accounting packages, Payroll, Microsoft windows and spreadsheets.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
All interested internal candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send their application letters with copies of their most recent curriculum vitae with at least three references who can be contacted during working hours by email to and a copy to The closing date for receiving applications is 10th January 2022. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 10 January 2022
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 05-01-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 05-01-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 05-01-2065
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