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Accountant

The Livingstone Youth Football Academy (LYFA) is a Zambian charity that offers young people of all abilities opportunities to work towards a healthy and successful future. The academy takes a holistic approach to development incorporating a range of programmes from mentoring, health services, HIV, education and literacy. By investing in players education, character development and nutrition alongside expert football coaching, we hope to develop well rounded athletes who have a real chance.

As the organisation has grown there has become more of a need to migrate onto a financial package to effectively report on the income and expenditure of the organisation. This position will help the organisation set this up and train office staff on how to use the package.

Job Type: Contract (part-time)

Location: Livingstone, Zambia

Hours of Work: 3 days a week: 9am to 5pm.

Duration: 1 month

  • Job Purpose: To help with the migration of the organisation’s finances to a Sage package and draw up the end of year accounts.
  • Accounts
  • Migrate all financial records onto sage from current excel cash book and to provide advice on a proper ZICA Accounting systems implementation
  • Review and develop current financial procedures and internal financial controls – provide additional training and guidance for office staff.
  • Help the academy setup all statutory returns i.e. ZRA and NAPSA
  • Prepare end of year accounts to give comprehensive financial position of the organisation to submit to donors.
  • Work with senior staff to draw up a budget and long-term financial strategy.
  • Perform an internal audit on all organisation financial records
  • Recommend effective policy, procedures, and systems with the view of safeguarding donor funds of the organisation
  • Review and provide expert advice on current payroll systems.
  • Ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted within legal requirements, local authorities, accounting conventions and good practice.
  • Charity
  • Promote charitable purposes and community development that represent views of donors and partners
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations

Experience & Knowledge

The ideal candidate must display the following:

  • Full ZICA/ ACCA or CIMA
  • Must be a registered chartered accountant with a current ZICA license
  • Expert knowledge of Sage finance packages
  • Previous experience working with non-profits or NGO’s to improve financial health
  • Understanding of local regulations concerning charity law, tax, pensions, payroll, contracts, etc
  • Good ability to use basic IT software such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • NGO Audit experience will be an added advantage

How to apply

To apply for this job email your details to this email:

Email applications to
lwanga@livingstoneyouthfa.org
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