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Assistant Accountant at UbuntuNet Alliance

UbuntuNet Alliance

UbuntuNet Alliance is registered as a Trust in Malawi and operates as a not-for-profit business entity, providing connectivity and other value-added services to member National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) across the Eastern and Southern Africa. It also manages projects supported by development partners, especially the European Commission.<\/p>\n<p>The Alliance is seeking to engage the services of suitably qualified candidates with ability to work in a multi-cultural community to fill the following positions tenable at Lilongwe office:

Assistant Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Officer, the Assistant Accountant shall be responsible for maintaining financial accounts of the Alliance and ensuring primary compliance with all standards, best practice and statutory obligations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handling primary processing of all receipts and payments; and ensuring that all accounting records are properly maintained;
  • Reconciling accounting documents such invoices, billings and bank transaction;
  • Maintaining a record of transactions of funds received from different donors;
  • Keep an eye on incoming payments from accounts receivables and outgoing payments from accounts payable;
  • Following up clients with long outstanding debts on a regular basis and ensuring that they pay their dues according to the Debt Management Policy;
  • Assist in analysing data collected in order to determine the state of the companys financial health;
  • Assist in analysing data to understand where the company is generating and losing revenue;
  • Ensuring timely payment of taxes and other related statutory requirements;
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance of accounting standard practices;
  • Assist in preparation of bank reconciliation statements, budget performance analysis and financial reports to donors;
  • Assist in preparing financial statements and other financial reports for Board;
  • Procurement of the office equipment and consumables;
  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Personal Attribute

The person must possess the following qualifications and personal attributes:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a recognized institution, those studying towards obtaining ACCA/ICAM professional certification will have an added advantage.
  • Must be registered and in good standing with ICAM.
  • At least a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in providing financial accounting, financial auditing and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, statistical knowledge, analytical mind, attention to detail and integrity.
  • High level knowledge of cloud-based accounting packages, Microsoft office (particularly Word and Excel), experience of maintaining spreadsheets.

Method Of Application

For more information about the scope of work please follow the link below:

Vacancies Announcement: Assistant Accountant and Business Development Officer.

Interested persons with appropriate qualifications and experience must submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae through email address

Deadline for Submission of proposals: 17th August 2022 at 23:59 CAT

UbuntuNet Alliance is an equal opportunities employer, all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply

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