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Finance Assistant and IT Administrator - Harare,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #6521
Job Location Harare,Zimbabwe
Company Type Embassy
Job Role Finance Assistant and IT Administrator
Joining Date January 2018
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary $2,246 Gross Per Month

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Entry Level
Years of Experience 3
Residence Location Harare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean or Permanent Resident
Degree Accountancy or related

Job Description

  • Job Status: Closed

Our Client is seeking applications from persons interested in employment in the Administration Section of an excellent Embassy. Employment will be based on a 1 year contract, working hours – 37.5 hours per week, subject to completing a satisfactory three month probationary period.


Working as part of a three person finance and administration team under the direction of the Office Manager, the Finance Assistant and IT Administrator (LANA) is responsible for assisting with financial accounting and IT administration issues within the Embassy in Harare. The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Finance:
Prepare and enter payment details into the computerized accounting system (SAP)
Issue official receipts for received public monies
Manage banking including preparation of banking documentation
Manage Embassy cash float
Monitor costs of phones and other utilities
Assist with travel bookings, including calculating travel advances and follow up acquittals
Process reimbursements for staff
Maintain the filing and records management system in the cashier/ accounting office
Liaise with Embassy suppliers in relation to quotes and invoices
Preparation, submission and follow up of Value Added Tax (VAT) claims
Act as the back-up for the Accountant and Senior Accountant when required
IT Administrator (LANA):
Troubleshoot and liaise with regional technical staff to resolve IT issues
Assist to maintain computers, printers, photocopiers and other IT equipment
Maintain Embassy databases, including the Contacts Database
Manage updates to the Embassy website
Coordinate IT equipment purchase/ decommissioning
Train staff in the use of computers and computer software
Liaise with IT suppliers
Any other duties as and when required.


Key Skills
At least 3 years work experience in the area of finance and/or IT administration. Demonstrated ability to learn on the job where experience in finance or IT administration is not at the minimum level required.
High level computer skills including experience with accounting packages, MS Word, MS Excel
High level ability to organize workloads, allocate resources effectively and set priorities while maintaining high quality and quantity of work.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated maturity, flexibility, initiative, discretion and a commitment to working as part of a team.
High level written and oral communication skills.
Proven ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while maintaining accuracy with minimal supervision.

  • Job Role: Finance Assistant and IT Administrator
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: $2,246 Gross Per Month

Required Skills

3 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Minimum of 5 O levels including Maths and English.
Qualifications in finance/ accounting/ business/ information technology or progress towards such qualifications.

Additional Requirements

Accountancy
Finance
Information Technology
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Adaptable and Flexible

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