Finance officer

Job Summary


 

Deadline: 4 March 2022

Reporting to: Finance Manager

About
HelpAge Zimbabwe (HAZ) through the support from CBM Global will be implementing the ‘Improving Vision for Communities in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province, by Strengthening Eye Health services’ Project. HAZ is a formally registered Non-Governmental Organization (WO/89) established in 1989 to work with and for older persons in Zimbabwe. HelpAge Zimbabwe has a national mandate to promote healthy aging and promote the fulfillment of Older Persons’ (Ops) rights to nutrition, health, dignity, shelter, social security, property, inheritance and work. Recognizing that Older Persons constitute an integral part of the wider Zimbabwean community, HelpAge Zimbabwe has over the years strategically expanded its scope to include other vulnerable community members namely women, children and persons with disabilities. HelpAge Zimbabwe seeks to significantly contribute towards reduction of socially induced poverty and deprivation by delivering comprehensive rights-based development initiatives that address economic and social inequalities at various levels. The work of HelpAge Zimbabwe continues to achieve positive impacts in policy reform and life transformation through fostering social equity, inclusion and empowerment of targeted communities. Broadly, HelpAge Zimbabwe ascribes to a beneficiary-sensitive approach and adaptive programming to ensure sustainable graduation from poverty and breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty. HelpAge Zimbabwe is a child-safe organization and promotes safeguarding of adults at risk as well. HelpAge Zimbabwe is therefore committed to keeping children safe globally from abuse, through awareness raising, prevention, responding and reporting, as well as through the implementation of HelpAge Zimbabwe Safeguarding Policy

Core purpose
Contributing to the overall goal of the organization and working under the Leadership and Guidance of the Finance Manager, the officer will be required to undertake the several finance and admin duties as listed below. The organization seeks to recruit a suitably qualified Finance Officer who will participate in the financial management of the ‘Improving Vision for Communities in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province, by Strengthening Eye Health Services’ project.

the organization, and non-removal of such records from the business premises without written consent of the Director; Together with the management, manage, review and recommend administrative policies and procedures appropriate to the organization’s banking account; Monitoring and securing adherence to organization and CBM Global administrative processes; Administrative support to programs and internal processes in the organization in relation to events, conferences, and workshops; Ensure that any purchase, lease, or sale of assets is done in accordance with procurement guidelines and receives the required approvals; Control and maintain the project asset register and inventory, in line with Helpage or CBM Global requirements, as applicable; Stay current with all regulations, practices, tax laws, reporting requirements and industry trends, and advice the line manager of the same; Assist with audit requests made by Helpage auditors and CBM Global auditors; To help with the preparation and support of the annual audit of Helpage’s financial records and to prepare, manage, and implement follow-up plans based on given recommendations; Any other duties as assigned to you by management.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or another appropriate discipline; Professional qualifications in accounting (ACCA, CIMA) is an added advantage; Minimum five years of accounting, finance and administration experience gained preferably with a non-profit organization.

Desired skills and competencies
Flexibility, problem-solving skills, accuracy, ability to work under pressure and good communications skills; High level of reliability, dynamism, objectivity, and integrity; Good computer skills and extensive knowledge of Excel, Word and email software and financial management and accounting software such as Pastel; Knowledge of electronic and paper filing systems; Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills and detail orientation; Strong commitment to teamwork; Effective communication,

Languages
Written and Oral communication in English; Local / regional language (professional proficiency advantageous)

 

 

How To Apply


 

To apply
Submit your CV and application letter via email to advocacy@helpage.co.zw and clearly indicate the position you are applying for on the subject of the email. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HelpAge Zimbabwe and its partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.