ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve. Position Title: Finance Officer (1) Location: Bulawayo Purpose of the Position: To support the Profuturo Digital Education Project staff with grant accounting and budgetary functions for the Profuturo Grant ensuring conformity with World Vision International reporting requirements and the stringent compliance standards established the donor or government or regulatory agency to minimize incidences of any disallowed costs and/or significant expenditure variances. Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities: A. Financial Planning, Management and Reporting Continuously analyse Districts accounts reconciling their reports to the funding advanced to them and ensuring that the reports submitted are in line with their approved budgets and donor regulations. Implement a spending tracking system to make sure all expenses are within budget before signing any requisition. Support in raising grant related journals, reviewing grant specific payments and ensuring that all expenses incurred are reported on. B. Donor Compliance Management Advise the Grant Accountant, program managers, officers and key stakeholders of key grant contractual clauses, and ensure that all transactions and business processes do not violate those clauses. Maintain a file of all key sub-grantee documents, and make sure they are easily accessible whenever needed. Facilitate internal and external audits and donor compliance visits/assessments as may be required in any grant agreement. C. Administration, Supply Chain Maintain a program specific asset register, and ensure that it agrees with both the ledger and the master assets register. Conduct quarterly asset reconciliations. Participate in tender meetings and/or processes that relate to the assigned grants.
Knowledge and Skills: A degree in Accounting or Finance. A professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA will be an advantage. In-depth working knowledge of accounting software packages Excellent computer literacy skills, especially in MS Excel. In-depth working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the WVI Field Finance Manual. In-depth working knowledge of grant accounting. Knowledge of how to prepare, review, and present financial statements and financial reports.
NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit : https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/zimbabwe/finance/finance-officer-bulawayo/12663