Grants Accountant

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Grants Accountant :


  • Mutare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Grants Accountant (SAGE)-Supporting Adolescent Girls Education program: Manicaland

Reporting to the SAGE Senior Grants Accountant, the Grants Accountant will be responsible for the Finance advisory role in the Program Area (PA) management team, PA cash and budget management, financial reporting and analysis, internal financial controls enhancement, field support visits, risk management, grants management, partnership management and people management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accountabilities:

Support the PAs Management team to ensure that financial resources are optimally used for the benefit of Plan families and their communities.
Build capacities of communities in project financial management
Review cash disbursement vouchers.
Review purchase requisitions and orders for the Girls Education Challenge (GEC) Grant.
Review payment packages for budget availability and correct coding.
Monitor budget versus expenditure for the GEC Grant.
Ensure timely processing and disbursement of payments to suppliers.
Manage the project bank account in line with provided guidelines and cash management.
Manage general ledger accounting system.
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations related to the project.
Prepare monthly Financial and Management reports for the GEC grant.
Ensure adherence to DFID’s financial controls, processes, procedures and requirements.
Continuous review of internal control processes and procedures.
Follow up finance-related audit actions
Conduct annual physical asset verifications
Carry out surprise petty cash counts at least once per quarter.
In situ training of communities in financial and record maintenance
Project support visit and reporting.
Management of grants finance and the reporting processes.
Partner support visits and partner capacity building
Assist the District Coordinator in grants management processes.

Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge:

A degree in Accounting; CIS or equivalent qualification
At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role working in a computerized accounting office in an NGO set up.
MS Office Skills

Skills:

Strong management skills
Analytical skills
Problem solving
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting software package

Behaviours:

Develops, motivates, coaches and manages finance team
Promotes innovation and learning
Communicates clearly and effectively
Gains, develops and retains credibility about his/her performance

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