The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as public and private bodies ¡n Germany and abroad. These include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of other countries.
GIZ Office Zambia provides services for GIZ projects and programmes in Zambia and other countries within the region. In order to meet the growing needs of its expanding portfolio, GIZ is currently seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:
Junior Accountant (Lusaka based)
Main tasks and responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that the financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
  • Effectively coordinating with the finance team at GIZ Head Office in Germany and the finance unit of GIZ Office Zambia and projects
  • Processing the financial accounting for GIZ-assisted projects
  • Proving general support to the Head of Ad ministration as and when needed
  • Receiving, verifying and posting vouchers in WINPACCS
  • Carrying out monthly bank reconciliation for the project journals
  • Monitoring real accounts (payables receivables) and reporting regularly to the Internal Controls Auditor and the Head of Administration
  • Reporting large discrepancies in the journals to the Internal Controls Auditor and the Head of Administration
  • Submitting the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers (through or from WINPACCS) to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and/or the Country Director and forwarding them to GIZ Head Office in accordance with the deadlines
  • Reporting all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
  • Filing and labelling of files in accordance with GIZ filing rules
Qualifications and requirements:
The applicant should hold a minimum of AAT/ZICA/NATECH/ACCA Level 1 certificate or comparable qualifications in Accounting and/or Auditing. He/she should have at least 1-2 years’ professional experience in a comparable position and must be a member of ZICA. Fluency in English, both written and oral, is required and the applicant must be highly adaptable and demonstrate a willingness to learn. In addition, he/she must have excellent numerical and communication skills as well as an ability to work accurately to tight deadlines.
The successful candidate will be expected to start employment with GIZ, on a full-time basis, as soon as possible. The contract shall be for a fixed term with a possibility of renewal interested candidates must send their CVs and covering letters electronically quoting the above reference to:
GIZ-Zambia@giz.de by 15:00 hrs on Friday, 29th January 2016.
Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
GIZ is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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