2 Accountants Jobs at Chemonics International Inc. – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
2 Accountants

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Healthcare , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Chemonics International Inc.

Deadline of this Job:
21 July 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Chemonics International Inc., Contractor for USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) ensures uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM develops and manages a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain. The project seeks to recruit (on a one-year contract renewable) for the following positions of:
Position Title: Accountant (2 Positions)
Reporting: Finance Manager

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Accountant will work with the Finance Manager to execute transactions on an accurate and timely basis using the ABACUS system and to ensure that incurred costs are allowable, allocable and reasonable in accordance to the USAID cost principles. The Accountant will be responsible for performing all financial management aspects of the project.
Specific Tasks
Technical Implementation
• Assists the Finance Manager in all aspects of the project accounting and financial management;
• Ensure that incurred costs are allowable, allocable and reasonable in accordance with USAID cost principles and Chemonics policies and procedures;
• Review and approve accounting and supporting documents and transactions to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with Chemonics policies and procedures and USAID regulations;
• Providing advice on generally accepted accounting principles, USAID rules and regulations and Chemonics regulations to staff and consultants, as necessary;
• Facilitate provision of information and documentation during audits;
• Review procurement transactions prepared by Bookkeepers to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate;
• Ensure the maintenance of proper accounting documentation;
• Oversee processing of payroll each month and prepare salary receipt/payroll forms, as well as the Provident Fund withholdings and employer contributions;
• Liaise with income tax authority and remit employee withholdings on a monthly basis;
• Serve as the primary point of contact with the home office Field Accounting & Compliance Team (FACT) representative;
• Review and approve all the work prepared by the bookkeepers;
• Examine monthly wire transfer requests through a thorough analysis of projected project expenditures;
• Support the Finance Manager in subcontractor management by reviewing and monitoring monthly subcontractor invoices;
• Ensure all transactions are in compliance with USAID rules and regulations
• Supervise and lead the finance Officers in performing their duties. Conduct performance reviews for finance officer;
• Serve as a resource person for technical and finance staff on Chemonics and USAID policies, procedures and regulations;
• Serve as a point of contact for the project management unit (PMU) in Washington for all matters related to project finance;
• Interact with bank and other officials on an as-needed basis;
• Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Education Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a minimum of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA II), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA II), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA II) or equivalent professional qualifications;
• Member of ZICA;
• Minimum of 5 (five) years’ work experience in a similar position on a USAID funded project desirable;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
• Fluency in English required
Location of assignment: Lusaka

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to PSMZambiaRecru[email protected]  by 17pm on Wednesday July 21, 2021 . Please clearly include the position in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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