Finance and Administration Officer: SCOPE Zimbabwe
Deadline: 14 December 2019 (5pm)
Contract: Fixed-term – January 2020 until 31st December 2020 with possible extension subject to incumbent performance.
Remuneration: To be revealed to successful candidates.
Main purpose of the role
Provide adequate support to SCOPE Zimbabwe’s team in financial management and ensure application of appropriate standards for financial accountability; Ensure supporting documentation for payments is complete and correct (e.g. authorised and coded by budget holder) in accordance with SCOPE Zimbabwe’s financial procedures; Prepare payments for authorisation by account signatories (including payroll). Ensure relevant statutory deductions are made, and transactions recorded accurately on Pastel; Handling (finance related) queries; Interpretation of financial information and advice to the National Coordinator; Analysing financial reports for project staff and providing guidance; Influences staff to adopt SCOPE Zimbabwe’s financial procedures. The incumbent will need to be a competent Accountant an excellent communicator, organised and efficient, have great attention to detail and the flexibility to enjoy a demanding and varied role.
The successful candidate should have:
First degree or similar in accountancy/financial management (desirable) or other relevant discipline, e.g. business studies, office administration, project administration, project management; Excellent abilities in accounting and financial administration including management of cash flows, balance sheets, sizeable budgets (planning, monitoring and reporting); High levels of proficiency in Excel and experience of using accounting packages; Knowledge of project management methodologies in a good governance context (including logical framework, project cycle management, etc.) and how to integrate good financial management into good project management; Excellent levels of spoken and written English; Experience of organising a busy workload and working in a fast-changing environment; Experience of procurement processes; Knowledge of child safeguarding and child protection policies in Zimbabwe.
Interested candidates should send applications including cover letter and CV addressed to [email protected]
Include the expected gross minimum remuneration. Please note: The incumbent’s location is SCOPE’s offices in Mt Hampden which is farm/ peri urban based.