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Finance and Administration Officer
WELEAD is a youth leadership development organization that seeks to advance human potential through human capital development. The organization believes that development starts with youth and is accelerated when young people harness their leadership capacities. This year, the organization has a vacancy for a Finance and Administration Office.
The Finance Officer is a key member of the management team and is responsible for the sound planning and management of the organization’s finances with the aim of long-term financial sustainability. The Finance Officer has the overall responsibility for enforcing financial management systems and procedures to ensure coordination and control of the resources used in the implementation of programs.
THE finance Officer will be responsible for: Strategic financial planning and technical support: Provide leadership to annual budget preparation and monitor utilization against strategic objectives and provide financial expertise in proposal development; Reporting: ensuring the preparation of monthly, statutory, financial and management reports; Banking: Maintain sound relations with our banking partner/s and deal with all queries related to banking; Prepare monthly bank reconciliations; Payroll: Maintain payroll system and process staff salaries monthly; Systems, processes and controls: Provide leadership on the establishment and enforcement of internal financial procedures and controls; Risk and Compliance: Ensure all documents are electronically and physically filed and available for internal and external audits; Manage the external audits and ensure audit recommendations are being implemented; Manage the resolution of donor audits as they pertain to grant management and compliance; Representation: Participate actively in partner, donor and others meetings; Tax compliance: Acquaint self and all on local tax legislation and other statutory requirements; Cash flow Management: Cash flow forecasting and management to ensure optimal utilization, and security of available cash resources; Coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies; Supervise administrative staff and divide responsibilities to ensure performance; Create and update records and databases with personnel, financial and other data; Track stocks of office supplies and place orders when necessary; Submit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned; Assist colleagues whenever necessary.
Selection will be based on the following minimum qualifications, experience and competencies: University degree in Accounting, Financial Management, or a related field; Membership in an internationally recognized professional accounting body such CA, CIS, CPA, ACCA or CIMA, is an added advantage; Excellent computer skills including use of MS Office packages and accounting software such as PASTEL; Experience of setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems, developing and implementing relevant tools; Minimum of 2 years’ experience and must be under 30 years of age; Experience of managing grants/contracts from various donors with ability to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures to other staff; Experience working with EU and USAID is an added advantaged; Must be self-initiating and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment; Ability to make sound decisions and resolve problems, exercising the highest level of responsibility in handling confidential and sensitive issues in a mature manner; Excellent communication and presentation skills, proven ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, and defend issues, findings and recommendations; High ethical standards and impeccable integrity; Right to work in Zimbabwe.