Employment at Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ)

Purpose: Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) seeks a Project Accountant to manage the day to day project accounting for a USAID funded program. The Accountant will be involved in monitoring budget spend, ensuring that project expenditure on activities is within budget and correctly coded. The Project Accountant will be responsible for monthly financial reporting to the Finance Director and the donor; ensuring that all systems and procedures are being followed and are USAID compliant.
Job Title:Project Accountant
Location: Ndola, Zambia
Reporting to: Finance Director
Probationary Period: 3 months
Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a results-focused social enterprise, which uses modern marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI).  MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance.
It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES:
  • mission driven
  • customer focused
  • results orientated
  • pioneering
  • sustainable
  • people centered
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist with the day to day accounting including maintaining the field accounts system
  • Reconciling staff advances, projecting and tracking expenditures and accruals
  • Ensure timely preparation of monthly financial reports to the Finance Director before submission to the donor
  • Assist with monthly feedback on submitted financial reports
  • Provide financial information and expertise to technical staff
  • Assist with the review of field expenditures and uploads into the main accounting system
  • Review and facilitate fund requests to the field offices
  • Ensure all office running costs are paid on time and within the budget
  • Tracking and monitoring of field staff advances including reconciling cash balances between the field office and the Head Office
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for the field office bank accounts
  • Assist the Finance Director to ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations
  • Monthly report deadlines are met
  • Budget spend on track
  • 100% USAID compliant
Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or ACCA/CIMA
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Computer literate
  • At least 3 years  financial and administrative experience in an NGO, experience handling USAID funded projects compulsory
  • Proficiency in MS Excel ( Pivot tables, SUMIFs, Vlookups) and MS Word
  • Working knowledge of SUN6 accounting software
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
Attitude / Motivation:
  • Committed to professional development
  • A self-starter – able to work with limited supervision
  • Pro-choice
To be in sympathy with the aims and principles of Marie Stopes International
Application deadline: Friday 17th June 2016
To apply for this job email your details to jobs@mariestopes.org.zm
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