Thursday, April 28, 2016


Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is a local registered NGO engaged in development projects in the fields of education, health, agriculture and other poverty alleviation programmes. Projects are carried out in all the provinces of Zambia.
DAPP is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to take up the position of Finance Manager to be responsible for various projects as well as some functions related to accounts for the National Headquarters (NHQ). The position will be based at the NHQ in Ndola.
1. Key Job Functions
A) Responsibilities under USAG, USAID /CDC & OTHER DONORS
  1. Create and manage the chart of accounts for the Project, approved by DAPP in Zambia management.
  2. Ensure timely and accurate book keeping of the Project’s accounts
  3. Oversee cash and bank reconciliations of the Project’s accounts
  4. Oversee cash flow management
  5. Ensure that budgets are prepared and approved in time
  6. Oversee payroll for staff in the project
  7. Oversee asset management.
  8. Ensure that payments and requests are done in adherence to the established levels within the Project
  9. Ensure timely preparation and review of monthly status
  10. Ensure that financial reports are prepared at all Project levels
  11. Prepare final accounts
  12. Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to the Partner
  13. Ensure compliance with requirements in contracts, guidelines and instructions made in other way by the partner
B) Responsibilities under NHQ
  1. Check and approve postings done by Project Accountants
  2. Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
  3. Prepare work papers and supporting schedules for the annual financial review
  4. Coordinate monthly closing process and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  5. Ensure timely preparation and review of monthly statuses on all partnerships
  6. Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to the Partners
  7. Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits
2. Qualifications 
  • Bachelor of Accountancy degree or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge of financial accounting packages such as PASTEL, SUN, AccPac, QuickBooks, etc.
  • Membership of the Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants (ZICA)
  • At least four years post qualification experience
3. Preferred qualities
High level communication, strategic management, leadership, coaching and mentoring, facilitation and presentation skills; with the ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team and having high degree of integrity.
4. Application
Applications with detailed CVs and minimum 2 referees must be received by 8th May, 2016. Please do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage.
Email applications to: with copy to
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DAPP is an equal opportunity employer


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