Mumbwa Child Development Agency (MCDA) and Chongwe Child Development Agency
Posted Job
3 months ago

Project Accountant

The Accountant will oversee the financial operations of the project and ensure timely and accurate financial reports and practices including project cash management, payroll, financial disbursements, ledgers etc. Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for the project.

Major responsibilities and key result areas

  • Ensure the highest degree of integrity in the accounting records.
  • Verify all purchases with appropriate account codes and ensure daily
  • data entry
  • Ensure timely payment of project expenses as per approved budget
  • Preparation of timely financial reports on monthly/quarterly and
  • annual basis
  • Submit funds request timely to meet cash flow requirements
  • Monitor cashbook balances and, prepare and submit cash forecasts.
  • Produce special analyses as requested in a timely and accurate manner.
  • These might include cost analyses, budget comparison or any other
  • analysis requested by the Manager, or donor.
  • Ensure availability and strict adherence with the provisions in the
  • all policies e.g. budgets, Procurement policy, financial policy, etc.
  • Ensure proper management of the financial filing system.
  • Provide financial advice to the project team for identified capacity building needs.
  • Timely Processing and recording of payments
  • Ensure control procedures are effected over all incomes and grants
  • received and expenses incurred.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and other forecasts, monitoring
  • expenditures and variance reporting
  • Managing petty cash and ensuring the petty cash floats (advance)
  • policy is adhered to at all times
  • Preparation of bank reconciliation statements and cash reconciliations
  • on monthly basis
  • Maintenance of up-to date financial records and vouchers. These
  • records are both manual and electronic back-ups.
  • Attend to the work of both internal and external auditors
  • Provide management with information to assist in cost and budgetary
  • control;
  • Oversee the proper management of office files and offer finance and
  • administration support to project staff.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies, capabilities and attributes: (skills/behavioral, special training or competence):

  • Must have extensive knowledge of accounting applications.
  • Hands on experience on all aspects of accounting
  • Excellent hands on experience with accounting software and Dovepayroll
  • Prior experience with NGO or other grant funded organisation is an
  • added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft word, power point and outlook
  • Good interpersonal communication and organisational skills
  • Team player and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Must possess problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience in grants reporting especially USAID & BMZ is
  • a added advantage

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Grade twelve (12) Certificate
  • Part qualified ZICA II, ACCA II or CIMA II or equivalent
  • Must be a Registered member of ZICA
  • Minimum three years’ work experience in NGO financial accounting and reporting

Method of Application

Submit your CV to the email below:

Email applications to
mcdaoffice@mcdagency.org

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