Position title
Senior Accountant

Provides fiscal support on grants and contracts to the Zambian Youth Platform. Works with and supports the Finance and Administration Manager, programs team and staff in developing, implementing and providing ongoing financial oversight to Grants Management operations ensuring the appropriate use and accurate reporting of all financial transactions on grants and contracts.

Perform under limited supervision a wide range of financial tasks.

  • Provides technical Financial support to sub grantees
  • Prepares financial reports as required by the donors/partners
  • Coordinates the budgeting process and detail for assigned grants
  • Evaluates the financial capabilities of sub grantees and for contract approval
  • Monitors and performs sub grantees site visits. reviews budgets and reimbursement requests for appropriateness and ensures sub grantees are in compliance with established administrative and financial policies, procedures and sound business practices
  • Manages contract agreements and ensures that the terms and conditions of agreements are met and properly documented and communicated
  • Coordinates with Finance and Administration Manager and program staff to ensure that transactions are properly recorded and agree to grant/contract agreements while ensuring sub grantees financial activities adhere to deliverable deadlines
  • Approves invoices and expenses related to various projects managed
  • Provides information to finance staff to assist in month and close activities
  • Prepares invoices and requests for payments to funding agencies and reconcile grant expense to funder reports
  • Protects Organizational values by keeping information confidential
  • Maintains efficient electronic and paper filing systems for financial records
  • Supervises the Finance Officer
  • Performs Any other duties as requested with appropriate sense of humor, positive and professional attitude and team spirit.
  • Full grade 12 Certificate /form 5 school certificate with a minimum of five (5) '0' level credits including English Language and Mathematics
  •  Minimum finalist in ZICA, ACCA or CIMA, Degree in Business Administration/Accountancy from any a reputable and recognized University will be an added advantage)
  •  Must be a ZICA Member
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Similar field of which one year must be in Management. Experience in the usage of computers and Microsoft Office software packages and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages and experience in handling of web based management systems
  • Strong knowledge and training in donor regulations and policies such as US Government, GIZ, Global Fund, etc.
  • Strong communication skills

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending their application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number via the provided link: Follow the link below or visit www.zyplatform.org

Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply.  Applications should reach the undersigned not later than 13th June, 2022, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
As soon as possible.
Duration of employment
Non-Governmental Organisation
Job Location
Plot No. 3856, Choma, Lusaka, Humba/Kozo,Off Livingstone Road., Zambia
Working Hours
08:00 - 17:00 Hours
Date posted
April 21, 2022
Valid through
June 30, 2022
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