Senior Finance Assistant job at COMESA
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Vacancy title:
Senior Finance Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
04 November 2022  

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

Date Posted: Friday, October 21, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Senior Finance Assistant
Scope Of Work:

The Senior Finance Assistant will provide accounting support to ensure efficient operation of the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation and Integration Project under the direct supervision of the Finance Expert and overall supervision of the Director Budget and Finance. The Project Accountant will be required to provide financial and accounting services relating to processing and recording of financial transactions and financial reporting.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Ensure expenditure and payment packs comply with requirements; valid supporting documents, authorizing and signing mandates reflect on documents in line with institutional approvals;
• Apply general ledger and reporting analysis codes in capturing and recording of financial transactions;
• Compilation of costing, supporting expenditure estimates, outstanding commitments and contracts;
• Communicate status regarding unspent/available budget and funds;
• Handle imprest – processing of expenditure imprest, follow ups on imprests and facilitating retirement of imprest;
• Be aware of applicable grant management requirements;
• Update assets and inventory of the grant; with receipts, disposals and other movements;
• Tag all grant assets and inventory;
• Reconcile fixed assets register to the general ledger;
• Compile bank and fund reconciliations;
• Update payroll expenditure;
• Maintain financial records by ensuring all documents supporting receipts and payments are matched;
• Filing of financial records;
• Carry out follow-ups for receivables and payables;
• Support the Finance Expert in compilation and provision of information and schedules towards: preparation of monthly management accounts, budget spending reports, cashflow projections, annual accounts and managing significant risks in financial control and accounting;
• Support the Finance Expert in compilation and provision of information and schedules to facilitate audits and reviews;
• Support the Finance Expert in implementation of control findings; and
• Perform other job-related duties as directed by Division Head to achieve COMESA mandate.

Education Qualifications
• Minimum Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• Professional Certifications/Qualifications: Minimum level 2 CIMA/ACCA / ZICA or any other Professional Accountancy Body

Professional Skills and Experience Requirements
• Knowledge of any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
• Minimum three (3) years relevant work experience in similar position

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Application should reach the address below not later than Friday 4th November 2022 at 18:00 hours Lusaka, Zambia time.
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 04 November 2022
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 24-10-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-10-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-10-2065
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