Friday, April 15, 2016


Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia is Implementing the European Union Zambia Inclusive Education (IE) Project in Lusaka and Southern Provinces in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability. The overall objective of the project is:
Improved life chances for disabled children in Zambia through inclusive education.
Job title: Project Accountant
Reporting to: Inclusive Education Project Manager
Location: Monze, Zambia
  • Be responsible for all accounting and commercial activities of the Project Office. To be aware of the General Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Develop and maintain the Project Office accounting systems, accurately inputting expenditure against correct codes and projects.
  • To be responsible for and manage income received from the National Office and Partners.
  • To prepare accurate monthly financial reports. expenditure reports and any other reports as requested by the supervisor.
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff receive the correct contractual salaries and ensure correct deductions are made and submitted together with returns on time to the relevant authorities.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the annual, quarterly budgets and cash request.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and submit to the National office together with bank statements every first week of the month.
  • Take the lead in the project office annual audits with the support from the National Office.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Essential Qualifications:
  • Degree in Accountancy or full ZICA, ACCA or CIMA qualification.
  • Member of ZICA.
Essential other:
  • Knowledge of designing and implementing financial controls and systems.
  • A good understating of budgets and strong financial management skills.
  • Good or Excellent EXCEL user.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Worked for NGD’s for more than 4 years at a supervisory level.
  • Experience in managing institutional donor funds (e.g. DFID, EU, USAID).
Proficiency in the use of computerised financial accounting packages an added advantage.
The contract for each post is 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Qualified persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Suitable candidates should send their applications by email accompanied by detailed CVs (without attaching certificates) or bring their applications in person to the National Office, Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia, Plot # 10822 Mwinilunga Cresent off Lake Road, Woodlands, Lusaka.
The deadline for submission of applications is 26th April 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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