The primary responsibility of the Grant Accountant is the processing of the day-to-day accounting transactions for the programs. As a Program Accountant he/she is expected to attend the program meetings and contribute on financial matters of the programs.
  1. Responsible for processing all payments as submitted by the respective program staff.
  2. Responsible for budget input and tracking.
  3. Analyzes grant expenditures on program grants on a monthly basis together with Country Director, National Accountant and program manager
  4. Produces completely accurate reports for Donors (pipeline analysis, accruals schedule), meeting all deadlines
  5. Responsible for reconciliations to the Trend Reports
  6. Review of the IO entries for correctness and appropriateness
  7. Responsible for ensuring that advances for program activities and travel are retired in a timely way, following up as necessary. He/she will also be expected to make payments to participants of workshops.
  8. Responsible for jointly preparing the FOFR on a monthly basis;
  9. Maintains a general understanding of USAID/USDA regulations (specifically 2CFR 200 and USG-DOD regulations with the ability to apply rules appropriately. He/she is responsible for total compliance with these rules and regulations.
  10. Maintains current knowledge of the Accounting Policies and Procedures, ACCPAC, and Excel to determine the appropriate application of these tools and, when necessary, identifies where needs for technical/procedural support exist. Arranges for those needs to be met.
  11. Work with the program managers on the monthly cash requests.
  12. Maintains clear communication linkages between program staff and finance staff. Also Develops strong working relationships with program staff.
  13. Where there are match requirements, the Grant Accountant together with the program manager is responsible for match documentation and tracking on quarterly basis.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
  • University degree or ZICA Licentiate, ACCA level 2, CIMA level 2, or Diploma in Accounting
  • Member of ZICA
  • At least 2 year experience in similar position.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet regular deadlines
  • Computer Literacy (ACCPAC or any other Accounting Package, Excel, Word)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous experience working with USG/Donor Funded Programmes preferred
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