CCMG Assistant Accountant

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Website Company Name: Caritas Zambia

Company Summary:

Job Description:

Job Purpose
The Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG), is seeking a dynamic and values-driven Assistant Accountant to help grow its impact and Influence on Governance, peacebuilding, and Elections in Zambia.
CCMG is an alliance of four faith-based organizations formed to help promote credible elections through non-partisan citizen monitoring. The CCMG partner organizations are the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) and the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).
This is a short-term position (6 months) with the possibility of Extension for 3 years based on the availability of funds.
Key Task
Coordination – Operational Management

Provide the Accountant with timely, relevant, adequate and information as and when required
Management of imprest and advances to staff
Verification of goods received by the administrative assistant
Assist the Accountant in the preparation of short- and medium-term budgets
Quarterly preparation of the variance reports
Maintenance of accurate records and inventory
Timely and accurate preparation of payment vouchers
Timely filing of financial records for easy access
Timely and accurate banking [receipting and depositing]
Maintain up-to-date and accurate accounts for each partner including up-to-date posting in the accounting software
Maintenance of up-to-date cashbook for various partners
Timely preparation of bank reconciliations quarterly preparation of the grant variance reports
Assist the accountant in the preparation of grant financial reports in line with partners agreements
Timely response to partner/donor queries on financial reports

The Assistant Accountant will report to the Caritas Zambia Unit Head-Finance and Administration.
Person Specification

Experience in similar positions
A mature candidate with experience in working on donor-funded projects an added advantage.
Proficiency in Pastel accounting and Payroll software
Writing, analytical, and communication skills
Good interpersonal skills and commitment to team spirit
Self-driven, result oriented, and innovative
Committed to living the values of the organization on/off work

Education/Professional and Qualifications

Degree in Accounts, ZICA Application level or its Undergraduate degree in social sciences or equivalent
Master degree will be an added advantage
Full grade 12 certificate with at least 5 credits
Must be a Member of ZICA with at least 3 years of relevant experience working with donor-funded projects in the last 3 years.

To Apply:

Letter of application, certified copies of academic


Curriculum Vitae
One-page statement on how you will maintain a positive, values-based organizational culture.

Deadline: 30th May 2023
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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