Project Accountant

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Project Accountant

  • Post Date:May 6, 2022
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Bulawayo


International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. International Medical Corps began its operation in Zimbabwe in 2009 in response to the cholera outbreak and since, we have delivered quality health services, nutrition and food-security programs, and have reduced the spread of waterborne diseases by increasing access to clean water and improving hygiene practices.

International Medical Corps’ Zimbabwe mission has recently provided Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and maternal and child health support and preparedness capacity-building. Operations have been centralized in Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces and there are plans to expand programmatic coverage to Masvingo Province.

Job summary

The Project Accountant will be providing financial aspects of the UNICEF project portfolios, implementing and monitoring the financial aspects of assigned projects, managing financial risks and opportunities, and providing appraisal and analysis of the necessary financial aspects of proposals and reports to donor. The Project Accountant will be responsible for managing the overall finance operations with a focus on budget tracking, expenditure monitoring, reporting and cash flow management.

Job description

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual field financial reports and submit to Finance Manager and Finance HQ Desk; Monitor expenditure, forecast and report timely;
  • Responsible for sustainable budgets management as per cash flow projection and in compliance with finance and procurement guidelines;
  • Manage the project funds including processing payments via petty cash and submission of approved payment requests to the Finance Manager;
  • Ensure / Enforce compliance with grant / donor financial accountability and reporting requirements;
  • Ensure staffs comply with financial guidelines and approval levels;
  • Review monthly financial tracking tool for each project to ensure budget control and management;
  • Interface with HR and Logistics on various elements of financial systems and processes related to the project activities;
  • Ensure that IMC financial management and controls in relation to the project are in place and being followed by the team;
  • Keenly verify expenditures and payments to vendors based on approved procurement plans and processes, purchase requisitions and purchase orders;
  • Responsible for usage, flow and filing of pre-numbered forms and documents during transactions;
  • Keenly analyze advances to staff, offices, and other receivables by month of origin; and make timely adjustments in the Advance Registers as per the finance system generated listings and advance register in place;
  • Support project staff in preparation of project related budgets and reworking of budgets in keeping with changes in project plans;
  • Ensure donor and Government compliance aspects are met in financial recording and reporting;
  • Responsible for proper archiving of financial documents;
  • Responsible for VAT Preparation and Submission to Donor

Code of conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adhere to those standards. The position holder is expected to set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is the shared responsibility and obligation of all staff to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


The ideal candidate for the Project Accountant job must have:

  • Relevant academic qualifications in Accounting, or Financial management or related field, (A degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Administration) and professional certification in accounting would be an added advantage;
  • Three years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting and donor funding such as UNICEF, USAID;
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities including donor reporting; accounts payable, cash management, budget development, Statutory requirements and standard accounts;
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel Especially, Word);
  • Ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through;
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with proven proactive approach;
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and flexibility;
  • Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative;
  • Keen attention to details and excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English

To apply

Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to [email protected] clearly stating on the email subject line the position title.

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Deadline: 8 May 2022