Finance Assistant

Title

Finance Assistant

Location

Harare

Type of Contract

Fixed Term Contract

Deadline

20/05/2022 (Expired)

About

Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.


Basic Function

Working under the supervision of the Financial Analyst, the Finance Assistant’s primary role is to support the Finance department with financial services ensuring high quality, accuracy, and consistency in offering an effective clerical support in service delivery.


Job Description

Work closely with the Financial Analyst to ensure smooth operation of all financial matters; Assist in proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports; Assist in filing of supporting documents/invoices linked to expenditure; Assist in accurately and timely key-entering accounting data into the accounting system; Assist in maintaining custody of operational cash; Perform regular cash counts of operational cash; Ensure that all operational cash transactions are adequately supported and approved; Develop and maintain an updated and easily accessible hard copy and Electronic Finance Office Filing System; Assist with payment processing, VAT Claims, end of year preparation and Audit Preparation; Provide technical assistance and capacity building to staff, including interpretation of policies, setting up of systems, trouble shooting and resolution of outstanding issues; Work together with the finance team in planning and carrying out trainings on ZHI policies and procedures; Conduct other general administrative functions as may be requested in support of the Finance Department.


Knowledge, Skills and abilities

A customer-friendly attitude and an ability to cope with work-related stress; Proven proactive skills in identifying cost savings, cost avoidance and efficiency opportunities; Ability to develop effective work plan and priorities in order to meet business objectives; Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal customers and other stakeholders; Demonstrated knowledge in pricing, contracts negotiations, conflict resolutions, policies and procedures; Good analytical, numerical and mature problem-solving skills; Ability to adapt easily to changing needs and patterns of work; Excellent report writing and documentation skills; Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Demonstrated experience in working with Accounting Packages such as Pastel, AccPac, Quick Books or any other Accounting Software; Ability to manage and work under pressure with minimal supervision; Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in a multi- cultural setting; Strong sense of ethics, integrity, credibility, and respect for diversity; Ability to communicate effectively with staff and management with diplomacy and firmness; Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.


Qualifications and experience

BAcc/BCom/BTech degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, coupled with 1 - 3 years post qualification relevant experience; Recently Graduate of ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, SAA, IAC, HND or any other relevant professional qualification with 1-3 years post qualification will be relevant; Familiarity with U.S. Government grants or other donor funded programs, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds will be an added advantage.


Application Procedures

Step 1: click here to complete the job application form.
Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to recruitment@zhi.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.


During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.