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Finance Officer (6 months)

Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Entry Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date:

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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
  • 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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