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Grant Accountant (1)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Job Title: Grant Accountant

Location: Harare


World Vision Zimbabwe seeks a qualified Grant Accoutant for an anticipated livestock value chain project in Zimbabwe. World Vision and its partners (consortium) will support the development of a strong, competitive Beef Value Chain (BVC) that promotes enhanced trade, employment creation, food security and inclusive green economic growth; as well as improving the enabling environment for a sustainable and inclusive BVC in Zimbabwe.

Purpose of the Position:

To perform grant accounting and budgetary functions for assigned Grant and ensure that there is conformity with World Vision International reporting standards and the stringent compliance standards established by the donor or government or regulatory agency to minimize incidences of any disallowed costs and/or significant expenditure variances.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Financial Planning and Management

  1. Work with program managers and officers to come up with grant budgets that support program designs, and are in line with the WVZ budgeting guidelines, specific donor guidelines and formats and Support office recommendations.

  2. Design and implement a spending tracking system to make sure all expenses are within budget before signing any requisition.

  3. Analyse and ensure for clearance, any balance sheet items (for example, employee accounts, sub grantee accounts, amounts in accruals account, prepayments/deposits and any program receivables) that relate to the assigned grants.

Financial Reporting

  1. Review coding on vouchers (journals and payments vouchers) for valid account, cost center, donor combinations, recommend necessary adjustments to the originator.

  2. Design specific donor reports in Vision Executive, and produce timely and accurate financial reports that meet the various donor reporting specifications; interpret the report to program managers, officers and other internal stakeholders.

  3. Share the reports after internal reviews, with the relevant Support Offices and/or donors, depending on the grant funding structure, and attend to any queries from SOs and/or donors on the report.

Donor Compliance Management

1. Advise the Regional Finance Manager, Consortium Leader and Program managers, officers and key stakeholders of key grant contractual clauses, and ensure that all transactions and business processes do not violate those clauses.

2. Maintain a file of all key grant documents, and make sure they are easily accessible whenever needed.

Management Accounting

Design, produce and interpret management accounting reports that can be shared with local management for local decision making and value addition to WV operations.

Administration, Supply Chain

Ensure compliance with WVZ guidelines, and the Finance Field Manual on grant start up and closeout procedures.

Budget Responsibility:

Maintains cash flows and does variance explanations for grants with varying budget sizes from time to time.

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. A first degree in Accounting, Finance or any related field. A professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA will be an advantage.

  2. In-depth working knowledge of accounting software packages.

  3. Excellent computer literacy skills, especially in MS Excel.

  4. In-depth working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  5. In-depth working knowledge of grant accounting.

  6. Clean class 4 driver’s licence.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.