Location Accountant

Fixed-Term Contract

(JOB REF: SOS/20/2/24)

Position title: Location Accountant
Working location: Waterfalls
Supervisor: Location Program Manager and technically Financial Controller

Context of the position

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.

SOS Children’s Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organisation, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.

Mission of the position:
The role is responsible for financial management, financial advice to the location, and cashflow management for the location to ensure resources are carefully accounted for and they are allocated in respective budget cost centers.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:
Ensures good budgeting and budgetary control; Ensures compliance to procurement processes and procedures before payments are done; supervises the payment of goods and services within the prescribed time in liaison with the Assistant Accountant, national accountant and procurement officer; Ensures compliance to systems of internal control in all facilities in the location; Periodically and randomly check on assets, petty cash, stocks and compliance of systems of internal controls of all facilities; Review and supervision of school and KG fees income and reconciliations; Supervise and carry out an end of year cut off procedures to ensure audit preparedness is done in all facilities; To invite the internal auditor to make a review of the Finance office and facilities level of compliance and adherence to control systems and procedures; Ensure meaningful budget consumption throughout the period; Prepare monthly Cash flow projections; Keep management and colleagues well informed of each budget line expenditure and any arising variances for appropriate action to be taken; Review posting codes and reconcile management accounts expenditure with National office trial balances; Maintaining assets in their functional state and recommend repairs where necessary; Account for all assets at the location site and ensure that they are being used for SOS business only; Number all assets accordingly with Navision code; Maintaining pre-numbered documents control sheets; To supervise direct subordinates, Assistant Accountant and School Bursars in their day to day tasks as outlined in their job descriptions; Understanding the SOS Children’s Villages Finance manuals and internal control guidelines; Verification of beneficiaries in all schools for fees paid.

Qualifications & Competencies:
Degree in in Accounting or an equivalent Completed Professional Qualification i.e. ICSAZ, ACCA, CIMA etc.; A minimum of 4 years in Financial Management role; Good interpersonal, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills; Organizational, verbal and written communications skills, analytical skills and good computer skills; Knowledge of Accounting packages; Pay attention to detail; Advance Excel and Report writing skills; Ability to work with minimum supervision; Able to embrace diversity; Team Player

How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of certified academic certificates.
Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for and vacancy reference number in the subject line and send to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 27 February 2024.Please note the applications will reviewed as they come in.
Applications that are late do not have a CV or certified certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: [email protected]

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed.

“Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security”