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Senior Accountant

SOS Children’s Villages Zambia

This is a Full-time position in Mission posted 10/01/2022.

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# Job Description


SOS Children’s Villages Zambia is a child focused organization and an
affiliate of the SOS Children Villages International. It is a non-
governmental, non-political, non-denominational, and non-racial organization.
Its overall mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape
their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

In order to fulfil the above mandate, the organization wishes to recruit for
the positions of Senior Accountant and is inviting applications from suitably
qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions.

Position Title: Senior Accountant 1

Reporting to: Financial Controller

Duty Station: Lusaka

Purpose of the Job

The Senior Accountant is responsible for supervising all financial and
administrative activity within the SOS Children’s Village Facilities, ensuring
that all financial and administrative policies, procedures and controls are

Job Accountabilities

–>Review all the payments from various Facilities, Departments and Locations and endorse the Vouchers before forwarding them for approval.
–>Review accounting data batched from all programme locations before posting into the accounting system.
–>Check monthly Bank Reconciliation Statements from all programmes and sign them off and follow up all the unpresented cheques and uncredited receipts to ensure that they are dealt with accordingly.
–>Technically and administratively supervise National Office Accountant, Assistant Accountant and finance staff in programme locations
–>Ensure all programmes are compliant with donor requirements as well as SOS Children’s villages Zambia finance policies and procedures
–>Offer technical support and advice to all location programme managers and staff
–>Take lead in implementation of internal controls, procedures and propose new guidelines where necessary
–>Support the Financial Controller in ensuring that the Organisation maintains a healthy liquidity position.
–>Support the location programme managers in ensuring that asset register is updated regularly in all programme locations
–>Preparation of monthly, quarterly and year end income and expenditure reports Accounts together with variance analysis.
–>Supports the Financial Controller in review of donor financial reports and ensures timely submission of the same.
–>Preparation of the organisation monthly payroll and maintain an updated monthly payroll files.
–>Ensure that all statutory requirements are incorporated into the Organisation payroll as well as all other payment procedures.
–>Support the Financial Controller in ensuring that all statutory returns are filed in time and in the manner prescribed by law.
–>Prepare and arrange for External Audit and ensure that audit issues are attended to in time.
–>Work very closely with Financial Controller in the preparation and consolidation of the Organisation budget, annual Financial Statements, Budgetary controls and reconciliations.
–>Support the financial controller with treasury and forex management.
–>Reviews the monthly income and expenditure statements of all the programmes with Financial Controller bringing to his/her attention any irregularities.
–>Attend departmental meetings and assist with general managerial duties as required.
–>Take part in any legal and approved fundraising activities aimed at enhancing financial resources of the organization.
–>Assist the Senior Management team in all NA financial issues requiring technical knowledge and help
–>Support the Financial Controller in formulation and implementation of a strategy for the Finance department
–>To carry out any other legal duties assigned by the Financial Controller or National Director


1. Full Grade 12 School Certificate with a minimum of five credits and mathematics as one of the credits.
2. Degree in Accounting or higher, ACCA Level III or equivalent.


1. A minimum of 5 years in a similar position with proven experience with supervision 3 of which should be in an NGO set up
2. Experience in dealing with multi-funding from donors is desired.

Other competencies and requirements

1. Proficiency in DOVE payroll, Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics -NAVISION will be an added advantage.
2. Fully paid up member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants ZICA.
3. Should be a team player with leadership skills, integrity, progressive and un-blemish track record, very innovative and an effective communicator.

All applicants for the above positions should be Child Friendly.

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Closing date for receipt of applications is **14 January, 2022.**

You can email your application letter and CV only to **** .
Please DO NOT email academic and professional certificates as they will only
be required during the interviews to the applicants who will be responded to.

**SOS Children`s Villages Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.**

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