Projects Accountant

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Projects Accountant

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

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Organizational Unit: Finance and Administration Department
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term, with possibility of extension based on performance
Estimated Starting Date: 1 July 2022

A national NGO operating across Zimbabwe is looking for a qualified and experienced incumbent to fill in the vacancy of a Projects Accountant as indicated above. The organization coordinates diverse membership of NGOs across the country.

Expected duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager, the Projects Accountant will be responsible and accountable for assisting in managing the financial and administrative functions of the organization.

In particular s/he will

  • Monitor and oversee the financial management for all project activities and sub-offices, including the oversight of financial expenditure and accountability.
  • Undertake financial analysis and projections of all running projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of donor/ grants financial reports in accordance with organizational regulations and established procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of audit by the independent external auditors.
  • Oversee the implementation of the finance and procurement policies, processes and systems.
  • Assist in compiling the annual financial statements.
  • Assist in development of the annual budget for the organization.
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate internal controls to safeguard the Organization’s assets, control cash and prevent fraud.
  • Monitor and oversee management of the treasure by forecasting cash flows according to activities and ensure control of funds disbursed.
  • Ensure funding is received in accordance with donor’s agreements.
  • Assist in supervising the procurement and logistics services and related administration authorities.
  • Perform any other duties as may require that commensurate with the post holder’s abilities and responsibilities.

Preferred competencies


  • Strong communication and analytical skills and ability to rapidly process and integrate diverse information from various sources;
  • Proven ability in financial management, auditing and report writing to meet tight deadlines;
  • Thorough knowledge of donor specifications and requirements, understanding of, and experience in, dealing with the multicultural environment;


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
  • Uses time efficiently.

Desired qualifications and experience

  • A first-level University Degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University Degree.
  • The Preferred qualifications in the areas of Accounting and; Business and Finance.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of PASTEL Accounting System and other systems will be a distinct advantage.
  • Previous experience of working with and through NGOs and familiarity with donors such as EU, GIZ and UN Agencies will be an added advantage.

To apply

Interested prospective applicants send a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of certificates to: [email protected] with the subject line PROJECT ACCOUNTANT APPLICATION.

Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 24 June 2022