Awards and Sub Awards Accountant – Mutare

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Awards and Sub Awards Accountant - Mutare

  • Post Date:August 6, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to severe regional drought and has since expanded programming to address longer-term development issues. Currently, an estimated 5.8 million people are facing severe food insecurity in Zimbabwe as a result of the human-made climate crisis.

Through strategic local partnerships, CARE is implementing both short-term and long-term programming to empower Zimbabwe’s vulnerable households to meet their basic needs through sustainable livelihoods. To that end, CARE’s programming in Zimbabwe is focused on the following areas: food and nutrition security, climate resilient livelihoods, economic development, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene

Job Description

The Award& Sub award Accountant is responsible for ensuring that donor rules and regulations are understood and implemented properly, and preparation and submission of financial reports. S/He participates in monitoring the project budget planning calendar, develops operational budgets and supports program staff in proposal budget development including budget revisions.

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with programs team, develops proposal budgets and ensures alignment with CARE and donor requirements (e.g., allowability, allocability, reasonableness and accuracy of cost matching, program income issues);
  • Participates in the development of CO budget guidelines and coordinates the preparation of annual consolidated budgets, including forecasts and future years budgets;
  • Monitors actual expenses against budgets and flag issues for program managers and CO management in a timely manner to avoid under or over-spending
  • In collaboration with programs team, develops proposal budgets and ensures alignment with CARE and donor requirements (e.g., allow ability, allocability, reasonableness and accuracy of cost matching, program income issues);
  • Supports the Awards and Subawards team in award documentation and setup with SSC including project IDs and fund code requests, etc.;
  • Prepares and submits financial reports; participate in the cash collection process from donors and support the budget revision process;
  • Prepares timely variance reports and maintains consistent interaction with program staff to monitor the financial progress of all awards;
  • Assists supervisor in maintaining CARE’s accounting policies and procedures relevant to contracts, grants and compliance.
  • Conducts due diligence assessment for new partners in line with CARE policy and share the reports with the Award & Sub award Manager for review
  • Works with partners to develop capacity improvement plans to cover the gaps identified during the assessment
  • Conducts quarterly p financial verifications for all partners assigned and document findings for review by the manager
  • Follows up on with partners on review recommendations and ensure questioned costs are cleared within the stipulated time
  • Supports on donor audits, providing required documentation and responding to queries raised by auditors
  •  Participates in the process of preparing for CARE’s annual financial audit and uniform guidance audit


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or a related discipline, certification in accounting is an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience working with major donor budgeting and reporting requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract management processes
  • Excellent knowledge of finance software applications and Microsoft Office including advanced expertise with Excel
  • Good understanding of relevant donor policies & procedures
  • Excellent facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups;
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards

The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to the country office. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position posted above by the 11th of August 2021

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and safeguarding employees and communities from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

Applications can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in Zimbabwe.