Financial Advisor

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Financial Advisor

  • Post Date:June 21, 2022
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Reports to: Director

Organization profile

Zimbabwe Africa Trust is a charitable organisation based in Manicaland (Mutasa District) which works to provide clean drinking water, basic sanitation and sustainable solutions to poverty.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Responsible for the financial health and risk management of the organization;
  • Responsible for the performance of the finance & administration department;
  • Member of the management team reporting to the Executive Director

Budget management

  • Compile and consolidate accurate organizational and project budgets on time;
  • Monitor expenditure and ensure alignment with budget

Financial reporting

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements;
  • Prepare monthly budget variance reports for each project;
  • Produce timely and accurate donor reports, including monthly pipeline reports

Financial monitoring and Compliance (Risk Management)

  • Review financial reports and seek ways to reduce costs and maximize resource use;
  • Ensure that the organization’s policies, procedures and internal controls are relevant and complaint with requirements of donors, local laws, GAAP/IFRS, tax, etc;
  • Ensure that Finance Policies and internal controls are properly constituted and implemented.

Organizational leadership

  • Participate on ZAT’s management team ensuring sound organizational leadership;
  • Help coordinate Board of Trustees meetings;
  • Contribute to ZAT’s fundraising and resource mobilization activities.

Operational management

  • Oversee day-to-day functions of the finance and administration department;
  • Manage cash flow, oversee weekly payments and prepare general ledger and bank reconciliations for approval;
  • Ensure adequate preparation for audits.

Minimum qualifications & experience

  • Degree level education, ideally with some Finance and Business Administration obtained from a recognised institution (may be studying for an accountancy/finance qualification);
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Finance and Operations in a reputable organization preferably not for profit setting;
  • Experience in office management and supply chain / Logistics;
  • Clean class 4 driver’s license; Working experience with NGO is an asset;
  • Proven experience working with Accounting software (Quickbooks Accounting System and added advantage) and Belina payroll;
  • Traceable reference at least three.

Knowledge & skills

  • Knowledge of the Accounting software system and act appropriately within established finance procedures;
  • Prioritise work to meet goals and objectives within acceptable time frames and carry out assigned projects to their completion;
  • Communicate effectively verbally, and in writing;
  • Handle sensitive information in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to work efficiently with PC spread sheet, word processing and presentation programs (i.e. excel, word, PowerPoint etc.);
  • Must be well versed with Zimbabwean labour laws.


  • Willingness to go into the communities we work with from time to time.

Please send your letter of application, updated CV and other relevant documents to The Director on e-mail to: [email protected] and copy [email protected]

Please note that shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Deadline: 27 June 2022