Thursday, June 2, 2016


Title: Finance Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Zambia Rising Finance
Level 2 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have minimal contact with or access to children or young people.
To  implement  financial procedures and policies of Save the Children Lusaka office and be responsible for preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, maintaining accounts payable and processing of all office payments.
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
  • Timely and accurate capture of all data onto Agresso
  • Filing of all financial documents and vouchers as per SCI guidelines
  • Perform timely reconciliations of bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • Manage all staff advances and reimbursements and ensure timely retirement
  • Receipt of unspent cash due from staff travel and business advances
  • Prepare bank deposits on a regular basis
  • Make all online and cheque payments
  • Ensure all payments adhere to statutory regulations such as withholding tax
  • Ensure all payments are correctly coded, approved and support documents attached
Petty Cash
  • Carry out regular spot checks on petty cash
  • Provide support to the Administrative Officer on monthly petty cash reconciliation
Audit Support:
  • Prepare documentation for Auditors during audits
  • Assist in the follow-up of audit recommendations and ensure clearance of any outstanding audit queries
Ability to travel extensively to program locations within Zambia.The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration, or part ACCA, CIMA, CPA or ZiCA professional accountancy qualification.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a managerial position in the NGO, public or private sector
  • Must be a member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
  • Good computer skills and high proficiency in spreadsheets.
  • Good knowledge of accounting packages especially Agresso accounting system.
Closing date: Sunday 12 June 2016
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