Finance Officer (6 months), Harare, Zimbabwe 279 views

Finance Officer (6 months)

Country : Zimbabwe

City : Harare

Type : Temporary | Full-Time

Program (Division) : Country Programs – Zimbabwe

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

The Clinton Health Access initiative in Zimbabwe is seeking to engage services of a Finance Officer to support the day to day management of finance functions of the Zimbabwe Office.

The Finance Officer is expected to have analytical, time management and communication skills. The position requires a person who is motivated, efficient, organized and eager to learn and will support the Senior Manager Finance and Operations. This is a temporary position with an expected duration of 6 months.

Responsibilities

Ensure adherence to CHAI Zimbabwe Finance Manuals, and all statutory requirements

Accurately record daily transactions in cashbook and prepare monthly bank reconciliations statements for review by Senior Manager Finance and Operations.

Process payments and prepare cash and bank payment vouchers for transfers, RTGS and other bank payment modes

Ensure that adequate supporting documentation is obtained before payments are processed

Assess and follow up on acquittals and any outstanding supporting documentation submitted

Receive and receipt liquidations

Maintain and reconcile the cashbook and other books of accounts in the Finance System (Excel and QuickBooks)

Maintain a filing system for all finance records and back system for financial records

Assist in monitoring cash balances to ensure funds are always available in-country

Maintain good cash controls, prepare petty cash form, and request additional cash as necessary

Support the annual external and/ internal audit process

Ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders

Prepare journal entries by compiling, analyzing, and substantiating financial transactions Prepare and submit in-country Withholding Tax filings.

Investigate and resolve accounts payable and/or accounts receivable issues with CHAI staff and CHAI vendors

Tags

finance officer

global health

health systems

internal audit

reconciliation

senior manager

time management

Develop and maintain in-country fuel forecast

Undertake any other duties that may be requested by the Supervisor

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting related degree

Minimum 3 years working experience

In-depth knowledge of QuickBooks and MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications

Experience working/living in resource-poor settings

Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills

Advantages:

Experience in working for an NGO or International development organization

Experience with project based accounting systems and procedures

Experience in identifying and analyzing internal controls

Ability to plan, juggle complex multiple priorities within restricted resources

Ability to travel at short notice

Willingness to work long hours

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