Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for a full-time position as a Project Accountant to be based in Ndola.
DAPP registered in 1990 as a national non-profit association with its headquarters in Ndola on the Copperbelt. The objective of DAPP is, through the implementation of projects, to empower people with knowledge, skills and tools to improve their living conditions.
DAPP seeks to build hope and to make disadvantaged people to stick together to fend for their families and communities. DAPP and the communities work in partnerships for health, water, sanitation and hygiene, child development, primary education, teacher training, human rights, economic empowerment, agriculture and environment through projects.
DAPP has an income generating section that deals in retail of second hand clothes through established shops in various towns and cities across the country.
The Project Accountant is required for this part of DAPP.
This position reports into the Chief Finance Manager based in Ndola.
2. Job summary / responsibilities
Preparing monthly management accounts
Preparing annual financial statements
Posting complete and accurate transactions to the accounting system, including bank payments and adjustments to the accounts
Preparing monthly bank and cash reconciliations
Implementing proper accounting systems for all shops across the country
Orienting non-accounting staff on writing of reports, such as Daily sales report, Weekly report, Expense report and Stock report
Facilitating the conduct of both internal and external audits
Ensuring that all payments to suppliers and / or projects are made in accordance with relevant DAPP regulations
Ensuring that reconciliation of debtors and creditors are done monthly
Undertaking monthly stock analysis from Stocks office for the purpose of accounts stock valuation
Ensuring that the staff payroll is accurately computed and posted
Ensuring DAPP property, plant and equipment is properly accounted for
Coordinating the supply of office consumables
3. Personal Attributes
4. Qualifications and Desired Experience
Degree in Accountancy and / or full or part professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA or CA Zambia
Paid up member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
At least 3 years working experience in a busy commercial environment
Should have experience in supervising a team of at least 3 people
5. Key skills required
Working knowledge of Pastel Accounting Software or similar accounting packages
Computer skills in Microsoft Office applications
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and with minimum supervision
Ability and willingness to work extended hours
How to Apply