Finance Manager job at Amref Health Africa Zambia

Vacancy title: Finance Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

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Amref Health Africa Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
10 January 2023  

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

Date Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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REF/CDC/Finance Manager-12-22.
Main purpose of the job
Amref Health Africa is seeking a qualified Finance Manager to provide leadership in financial management of the anticipated CDC-funded activity titled Transitioning and Integrating Laboratory Services for High-Quality HIV Diagnosis, Care, Treatment, and Monitoring to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to Sustain Achievement of the 95-95-95 Goals in Zambia under PEPFAR.
The role is responsible for providing oversite on project Financial Management. This entails ensuring timely and accurate reporting to management, the Board of Amref Health Africa in Zambia, donors and other stakeholders. The role is responsible for the production of accurate and timely financial information to facilitate the efficient operation of the activities of Amref Health Africa in Zambia, through HQ and the Zambia Country Office. S/he will ensure there is an effective financial management system in place for reporting to Zambia Country Office and that costs are properly allocated.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Review financial policies, procedures and controls in collaboration with the project Technical Leads and advise the finance officers on improvements to ensure a high level of consistent financial performance across the organization.
• Ensure that donor requirements, policies and procedures are met across the project as well as the timely preparation of cash top up requests to the project in collaboration with the relevant teams.
• Assisting in the strengthening of internal controls in the department.
• Lead in developing, implementing and maintaining good efficient financial systems that are appropriate in a shared service setting.
• Manage the budgeting, performance and forward planning systems including annual, quarterly and adhoc budgets for project.
• Ensure timely preparation of financial reports to donors and management at all levels, including Governance, Human Resource Administration, Finance Audit and Risk Committee of Amref Health Africa in Zambia Board explaining the outputs and enabling quality decision making across the organization.
• Oversee the programme accountants and technical staff to develop and co-ordinate the annual budgets and work plan process in compliance with the organization and donor rules
• Be well informed on all changes in IFRS & IAS to ensure AHA financial reporting maintains high professional standards and best practices.
• Provide operational financial support and guidance to the Country Manager, Project Director and line reports in Zambia on budgeting and financial performance.
• Mentor Programme staff and finance staff on both donor and organizational policies and procedures.
• Ensure all the statutory requirements and other regulatory affecting Amref Health Africa in Zambia are met accurately and on time.
• Oversee the production of annual statutory financial statements for the project ensuring it complies with best practices.
• Ensure Sub grantees (SG’s/SR’s) receivables and payables are continuously reviewed to establish if there is any exposure to the organization then advice.
• Coordinating the Amref Health Africa in Zambia teams to ensure auditors get all required documentation and clarifications requested and ensure the organization has unqualified opinions.
• Work allocation and continuously evaluate the performance of the programme accounting team and encourage staff to develop their skills and expertise.
• Ensure proper books of account are maintained and kept up to date and that the requirements set out in the Finance Manual and the Procurement Manual are followed.
• Working closely with the Senior Management Accountant, ensure staff and other debtors’ accounts regularly monitored to ensure timely recovery working.
• Provide financial and accounting services to all Zambia operations and monitor their overall financial performance.

Required Qualifications
Education Requirements
• Masters in Finance or Accounting/MBA.
• Professional qualification – CPA, ACCA, ZICA, CA or its equivalent.
• Must be a member of ZICA.

Experience Required
• At least Eight (8) years’ working experience in a similar environment.
• At least Four (3) years’ working experience managing US government funded projects.
• Experience in management of an accounting and finance function in an international setting.

Skills and Competencies
• Good understanding of computerized financial systems especially the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017.
• Strong organizational, management and reporting skills.
• Strong organisation, management and reporting skills.
• Close attention to detail.
• Strong numerical and interpersonal skills.
• Good communication skills.
• Technical accounting expertise (IFRS, GAAP etc).
• Professionalism.
• Integrity.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure
If you are interested, please send your application to so as to be received on or before 10 January 2023. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for the position, and a CV with relevant skills and experience. The subject of the email should reference the position you are applying for and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. Although Amref may use different job boards from time to time to further spread its reach for applicants, all open vacancies are published on our website under the Vacancies page and on our official social media pages. Kindly note that official emails from Amref Health Africa will arrive from an address.
Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 10 January 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 29-12-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 29-12-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 29-12-2066
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