FINANCE OFFICER


CARE Zambia is seeking for an enthusiastic and motivated Finance Officer to work with the social business, Live Well. The goal of Live Well is to increase access to affordable health products and services for millions of low-income consumers in Zambia’s peri-urban and rural communities while improving the incomes of Zambia’s poor.
This is a fixed term contract ending in Quarter 1, 2017 with the possibility of extending.  The Enterprise is a tremendous opportunity to build an operation that has the potential to dramatically improve the health and livelihoods of millions of low income consumers.
Position:  Finance Officer
Location:  Lusaka
JOB SUMMARY
The social business is in its start-up phase which is a great opportunity for someone to help build the foundation of what we expect to be a successful enterprise. The Finance Officer will be a member of a small team, reporting to an Executive Director but will receive support from CARE International and our partners Barclays Bank and GSK.
SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES
  • Financial Report Preparation, Journal Entry Preparation and Posting, Completion of Account Reconciliations, Reconciliation of sales proceeds and Processing of Month End Close activities.
  • The individual will maintain financial transaction records in line with Zambian and GAAP accounting and financial regulations
  • Manage bank accounts and the relationship with the bank.
  • Experience with Payroll and bank reconciliation is necessary.
  • Responsible for supporting the day-to-day interactions with internal customers for assigned business unit and ensure integration with the business unit finance department for assigned business units.
  • Provide financial training to sales agents (for example, on how to handle proceeds from sales and record keeping of accountable documents)
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of tax regulations in Zambia.
Essential experience, capabilities and qualifications
  • Diploma/Bachelors Degree or equivalent in related field or professional qualifications such as ACCA and CIMA with 3 years of Financial and enterprise management experience.
  • Experience working with Quick Books Enterprise software including advanced inventory and advanced pricing.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders, maintaining harmonious and productive working relationships
  • Excellent and demonstrable writing and communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and capable of working in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent skills in computer applications
Compensation
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience
Please send your applications and CVs to carejobs@carezam.org or to the undersigned not later than Friday, 19thFebruary 2016. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Director – Program Support Services,
Plot 9 Chitemwiko close,Kabulonga,
P.O. Box 36238, Lusaka
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