Project Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Ndola, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP)

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is a nationally registered NGO working with development projects within the field of education, health, agriculture and other poverty alleviation programmes. Projects are carried out in all the provinces of Zambia reaching over 1 million people. Key funding partners include the Government of Zambia, national and international development organisations (USAID, EU, Global Fund, WFP and more) as well as private sector organisations.

DAPP in Zambia is looking to engage an experienced and dedicated Project Accountant.

The position is tenable in Ndola and the Project Accountant will report to the Project Finance Manager.

1.     Main roles and responsibilities

1.1   Ensure that monthly transactions are posted in accounting software on a timely basis and maintain accurate record keeping of all transactions.

1.2   Maintain custody of payment vouchers

1.3   Assist in the preparation and monitoring of project estimates/budget.

1.4   Prepare schedules for statutory obligations related to the project.

1.5    Verify the contractual and financial details of each invoice and payment.

1.6    Assist in the preparation of payroll, updating lists of staff and their payments.

1.7    Prepare documentation for audit purposes; producing audit file as required, supporting the coordination, planning, and execution of both the internal and annual audits.

1.8    Produce timely bank reconciliations.

1.9    Document explanations of significant budget variances on a monthly basis.

1.10 Maintain up to date assets registers for the Project and Implementing Partners including undertaking annual asset inventory.

1.11 Perform monthly assets and liabilities reconciliations

1.12 Prepare timely and accurate periodic financial reports, follow up with Implementing Partners Quarterly financial liquidation status.

1.13 Conduct field site visits to ensure consistency with reporting timelines, budgets, and performance indicators among Sub-grantees.

1.14 Monitor and manage sub-grantees to ensure that they meet the expected performance targets and provide capacity building of finance, management and leadership staff.

2.     Qualifications

2.1   Bachelor of Accountancy Degree or equivalent, with at least 3 years’ experience; or Diploma in Accountancy or equivalent with at Least 5 years’ experience

2.2   Paid up member of Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants (ZICA)

2.3   Intermediate or advanced user of Pastel, Sage 300 ERP or other approved accounting software

3.     Application Method

3.1    Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and minimum 3 referees must be received by 2nd July, 2024

3.2    The cover letter and CV must be one document, and the applicant’s name must be the document title.

3.3    Indicate the job title as the subject of your email.

3.4    Please indicate your current, or last salary and benefits in the cover letter.

3.5    Do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage.

3.6    Please submit applications to: [email protected]

DAPP is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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