Project Accountant job at Ministry of Agriculture
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Vacancy title:
Project Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Ministry of Agriculture

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, February 13 2024 

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

Date Posted: Friday, January 26 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Period: Five (5) years (1 Year, Renewable, Performance Based Contract)
Nature of Job: Full time at the PIU
Reporting: Project Coordinator (PIU)

Terms of Reference
The Project Accountant will be responsible for the overall management of the project financial transactions and will work closely with MoA Finance Monitoring Unit (FMU).
a) Assist the Project Coordinator to develop the Project AWP&B.
b) Monitor the execution of the annual budget while ensuring that funds to cover expenditures are properly allocated and used in line with the PAR, Disbursement Letter and Handbook.
c) Ensure timely and accurate payment of expenses after receiving proper approvals.
d) Prepare and file disbursement applications in compliance with the AfDB, disbursement procedures and processes.
e) Maintain up-to-date accounting records for the Project including asset registers.
f) Perform regular bank account reconciliations, taking appropriate action to correct discrepancies between the Project and Bank records.
g) Manage and control all cash and banking transactions including reports.
h) Ensure timely reporting and feedback on financial transactions related to the Project.
i) Prepare quarterly financial reports as annexed to the quarterly progress report.
j) Prepare financial statements, for the Project that comply with AfDB requirements.
k) Coordinate with the internal and external auditors to ensure proper and timely reports.
l) Ensure that annual Audits of the Project accounts are being undertaken by Auditors and facilitate submission of the Audit Reports to the Bank in consultation with the PC, within six months after the end of each financial year.
m) Ensure that recommendations by Bank missions, internal and external Auditors are timely and properly implemented.
n) Undertake any project accounting duties, as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) or Advanced Diploma in Accounting or its equivalent from an accredited University or Institution. A Holder of Master’s Degree (MSc) in a related field or, ACCA, ACMA, CPA, CA certification will have an added advantage.
• Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in accounting and or auditing, preferably in the public sector.
• Ability to prepare financial statements in accordance with International Accounting Standards (or equivalent), AfDB and other Development Partners reporting requirements.
• Ability to use recognized accounting software, knowledge of Pastel is added advantage.
• Ability to use the Microsoft Office standard software (Word, Excel and Power Point).
• Strong organizing, work planning and scheduling skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written English.
• Detailed understanding of International Accounting Standards (or equivalent), knowledge of AfDB or other Development Partners financial management rules accounting procedures will be an added advantage.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• The Ministry of Agriculture now invites applications from suitable consultants for the above listed positions under PIDACC-ZAMBEZI project. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Procurement Policy and Methodology for Bank Group Funded Operations, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at . The PIU will be based in Lusaka.
• Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours.
• Head – Procurement and Supplies Unit
• Ministry of Agriculture
• Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue
• Po Box 50197, Lusaka, Zambia 
• +260971938246
• Expressions of Interest must be clearly labelled with the position applied for ending with letters PIDACC- ZAMBEZI and deposited in the Tender Box on the Ground Floor, Room G3 at the address below by Tuesday, 13th February, 2024 at 10:00hours. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
• The Applications should be addressed to:
• The Permanent Secretary-Administration,
• Ministry of Agriculture
• Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue
• Po Box 50197, Lusaka, Zambia
• Tel: +260-211-254546

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, February 13 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 26-01-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-01-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-01-2066
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