Project Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Ministry of Agriculture

Vacancy title:

Project Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Ministry of Agriculture

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, February 23 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


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Terms of Reference

The Project Accountant will be responsible for the financial management of the Project. S/He will report to the Project Coordinator and work closely with the Department of Finance in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Specific Terms of Reference

  • Facilitate development of the Project AWP&B.
  • Ensure that the Project Budget is executed according to Annual Work Plan,
  • Prepare and file disbursement applications in compliance with AfDB, disbursement procedures and processes consistent with AfDB Disbursement Manual.
  • Maintain updated accounting records for the Project including asset registers.
  • Perform monthly bank account reconciliations, taking appropriate action to correct discrepancies between the Project and Bank records.
  • Manage and control all cash and banking transactions including reports
  • Ensure timely reporting and feedback on financial transactions related to COSP Prepare quarterly financial reports for submission to AfDB and MoA to be annexed to the interim quarterly progress report (IQPR)
  • Prepare financial statements for the Project that comply with AfDB requirements
  • Cooperate with internal and external auditors of the Project to ensure their work is carried out properly and on timely basis.
  • Ensure that Annual Audits of the Project accounts are undertaken by Auditors and f
  • the submission of the Audited Reports to the Bank in consultation with Project Corte Ensure that recommendations by Bank Missions, internal and external Auditors are timelyett and properly implemented.
  • Undertake any other duties related to the Project accounting that may be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate
  • Must possess a Degree in Accounting or full professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA or equivalent:
  • Must be a member of the Zambian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA);
  • Must have at least 6 years of work experience of which 3 years should be at Accounts Assistant level. This experience may have been in the public, private or NGO sectors, but specific private sector and commercial sector experience would be a pre-requisite for selection:
  • The job holder must possess advanced working knowledge and skills of MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access) and Knowledge of accounting packages (e.g. IFMIS, Pastel. SUN Systems), and
  • Must be a Zambian


  • Strong managerial skills and demonstrated capacity to manage people and interact with a wide range of private sector partners and government representatives;
  • Knowledge of work planning, budgeting and reporting: iii. Strong written and oral communication skills in English; iv. Strong analytical skills:
  • Self-motivated and creative thinker,
  • Integrity and honest; and
  • Able to work independently, with limited supervision

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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