Accounting Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • N/A N/A / Month
  • Applications have closed

Website JICA Zambia Office



Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the implementing agency of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA), has been actively supporting the Government of the Republic of Zambia in various Social-Economic Sectors such as Health, Agriculture, Education, Water, Private Sector Development, Infrastructure, and Energy. JICA’s assistance primarily takes a modality of Technical Cooperation, which includes dispatch of Japanese technical experts and provision of training programs in Japan. JICA also utilizes other modalities such as financial assistances, dispatch of Japanese volunteers known as Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) and assistance in collaboration with Japanese civil societies.

JICA Zambia Office is recruiting for the position of Accounting Officer to be based at JICA Zambia Office, Lusaka.

Scope of Work

(1) Manage accounting/payment procedures and daily transactions by drafting and checking accounts documents.

(2) Maintain accurate and up to date accounting records in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements and donor regulations.

(3) Review, analyse and provide financial advice on office and project accounting operation.

(4) Assist in managing JICA Zambia’s accounts to maintain sufficient budget by monitoring expenditure on JICA Zambia’s operation according to JICA Headquarters remittance schedule.

(5) Assist in preparing monthly financial and management reports.

(6) Assist in ensuring that compliance with JICA accounting standards, internal controls, financial policies, and procedures are adhered to and update the Policy and Procedures Manuals.

(7) Liaise with bank matters including management of accounts for JICA Zambia office, staff, and projects.

(8) Manage JICA assets, consumables, and procurement processes.

(9) Support Administrative Team in logistics and office management.

(10) Contribute to the overall management of the organisation.

(11) Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisors.

1.    Qualifications and Skills

(1) A degree in accounting or ZICA /ACCA equivalent. Additional Business-related qualifications will be an added advantage.

(2) Previous working experience in accounting and administration skills including   Procurement.

(3) Knowledge and competency in accounting principles, proficiency in management systems

(4) Good computer skills including a solid command of MS office such as Word,

Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

(5) Attention to details, analytical and proficiency with financial software.

(6) Good interpersonal and communication skills, good work ethics, punctuality and ready to work in a multicultural environment.

Only those candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application letters, CVs and a description on why you think you are the best candidate (maximum one sheet of A4 size paper) by e-mail to; [email protected] stating “Recruitment of Accounting Officer” in the subject line. Deadline for submission of applications is 3 June 2024.

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