Assistant Accountant – Debtors & Examiner Payments x 2

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Assistant Accountant - Debtors & Examiner Payments x 2

  • Post Date:January 11, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
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Job Description

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. ZIMSEC is an examinations board responsible for assessment, evaluation and documentation of the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students at primary and secondary school levels in Zimbabwe.  The Council is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons for the vacant positions of Assistant Accountant – Debtors & Examiner Payments x 2 that have arisen.


  • To ensure that all Centre Schools pay their examination Fees on time.
  • Analyse and approve information collected by clerks on examiners’ payments and approve payments and send claims for payment generation so as to ensure that payments made to examiners are correct


Reconciliation and Liaising with Centres

  • Reconciliation of Donor Fees
  • Follow ups on Outstanding examination Fees
  • Informing All centres through Circulars how much they ought to pay
  • Informing Private centres how much they should pay annually in terms of Registration
  • Liaise with Social Welfare

Verifications of Payments

  • Verify Candidate Registration System(CRS) whether the fees Tally with what is written on the circular
  • Ensure that Examination Fees being paid by Centres are posted to the correct centres
  • Verification of the Pay sheet of Examiners when there are exams
  • Verification of the Candidates Entries
  • Fees Reconciliation
  • Reverification of Schools who have overpaid the Council

Generation of Reports

  • Preparation of Age Analysis Report for Debtors and Creditors for schools
  • Monthly Income and Expenditure Reports-For the Finance Director


  • Payment of Vat-For all the goods and services sold by the Council

Preparation of Financial Statements

  • Prepare bank reconciliation reports so that the figures at the bank ascertain the actual transactions for accountability
  • Assist in preparation of budgets so as to give a forecast on how much examiners should be paid
  • Assist in preparation of budgets so as to give a forecast on how much examiners should be paid
  • Participate in the preparation of the final accounts in order for the financial performance of the organisation to be assessed

Policy and System development

  • Develop accounting system that would ensure efficiency and reduction of manual labour and thus increase productivity
  • Assist in development of the general finance system in order for the department to continue to operate efficiently

Processing payment for examiners

  • Process and approve T & S claim forms so as to determine the exact amount to be given to avoid shortfalls
  • Payment of examiners through payroll system (i.e. paying examiner through paynet banking system)
  • Cash payments of examiners at centralized venues
  • Processing of marking fees
  • Payment of exam setters
  • Payment of exam trainers

Capturing of payments

  • Capture payments according to expenses
  • Reconciliation of payments
  • Processing of advance payments
  • Assist in other departments like Receipting to reduce workload

Filing of documents

  • File documents in order for easy reference and retrieval of information when needed for final accounts or auditing
  • File cancelled claim forms, travel allowance forms in order to maintain a record


  • 5 ‘O’ Levels including English and Accounts
  • 2 ‘A’ level passes in commercial subjects
  • Degree in Accounting, ZAAT and CIS and added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years working experience.
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word and accounting packages like Sun system and Pastel a must.
  • Good communication skills.


  • Good analytical skills and solution-focused person
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • A proven and traceable success record.
  • Experience in working with private and sensitive information.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases software such as Sun system and Pastel, MS Access, MS Excel.
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills and task management
  • Values Quality and Efficiency.

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) referees through the google application form available on the ZIMSEC website. No hard copies will accepted.

Applications should be received not later than Friday the 14th of January 2022.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Assistant Director, Human Resources.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre
Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway

The google application form can be accessed through the link here or click on the link below.

NB: ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.