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Finance Officer

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A Non-Profit International Organisation

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Harare,Zimbabwe

Description :

A non-profit international media development organisation seeks to recruit a Finance Officer. The Finance Officer will be responsible for accounting and bookkeeping tasks related to the local office, as well as support local partner organizations in Zimbabwe particularly with regards to financial management and reporting.

Main Responsibilities

The Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring the programme’s office and local partners’ financial management systems are in compliance with programme financial procedures; fiduciary risk is minimized and that value for money is attained as much as possible.

The Finance Officer will collaborate closely with the local and international management, as well as relevant HQ staff (notably Officer Programme Manager, Financial Controller). As an integral part of this effort, the Finance Officer will collaborate in building the capacity of local partner organizations.

The Finance Officer’s main tasks will include

Establish and maintain financial accounts, including bookkeeping, for the local office and one small local partner office; Elaborate monthly financial statements incl. bank and petty cash reconciliation for submission to HQ; Elaborate budgets and cash flow forecasts for the local office and local partners in collaboration with the Programme Manager and, and prepare disbursement requests; Ensure timely payment of suppliers and service providers subject to appropriate documentation; Ensure compliance with relevant procurement instructions and ensure documentation of relevant procurement processes; Maintain office filing system so as to ensure availability and filing of documentation for compliance with relevant financial procedures and standards; Provide training and other support to local partners in Zimbabwe related to budgeting, accounting/bookkeeping, and general administration, as well as procurement and financial reporting adhering to the organisation and its back donor standards and formats; Scrutinize and quality assure financial reports and supporting documentation submitted by local partners in Zimbabwe, and make recommendations to HQ on compliance and quality of financial reporting; Contribute to various daily task related to daily office operations and any other duties that are deemed relevant by the Programme Manager, including attending required events and activities, and supporting the Management when required in the local context.

Only Candidates with the following requirements are eligible to apply

A Bachelor of accounts degree or equivalent accounting qualification; At least three years working in a similar capacity; Traceable experience working in an international and non-profit organisation

 

How to apply

Submit an Application letter and CV with three contactable references to katarina.zwinkels@lnu.se with the subject line, ‘Finance Officer Post’. We are an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 19 April 2019

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