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Senior Accountant at Forum for African Women Educationalists in Malawi(FAWEMA)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00


The Forum for African Women Educationalists in Malawi (FAWEMA) is a registered non- governmental organization which brings together educationalists in order to support and promote education for girls and women in Malawi. We work in close partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, Ministry of Health and other Ministries and partners to support girls and women to acquire education and training for development through advocacy and demonstrative interventions.

FAWEMA’s VisionA just and inclusive society in which girls and women have necessary skills, competencies and values they need to achieve their potential.

FAWEMA’s MissionIn partnership, FAWEMA fosters innovations, promote positive policies/practice, and provide opportunities for girls and young women, especially the vulnerable, to develop skills, competencies and values that will allow them to be productive members of their societies.

FAWEMA is implementing a new seven-year project from 2024 to 2030 called ‘Second chance pathways for increased access to tertiary education for marginalized young women and men’. The project’s objective is to increase the number of young women and men who are able to access and complete tertiary education, particularly in STEM – related courses, to enhance their opportunity to get dignified and fulfilling work.

In order to ensure quality delivery of the project, FAWEMA seeks to recruit highly motivated and well experienced persons to fill the following positions:

Senior Accountant (to be based in Lilongwe)

     Reporting to The Finance and Administration Manager, the Senior Accountant will perform the following  duties:

  • Support the Finance Manager in the preparation of quarterly financial and management accounts and specific project reports, ensuring budgets and actuals are accurately monitored and reported in a timely fashion.
  • Process (or approve for processing) payment requests after verifying supporting documents as per financial policy, contract with vendors/service providers and understanding budget implications.
  • Maintain stringent confidentiality of all information used in the Finance Department by developing and implementing an appropriate filing system and ensuring full compliance with audit requirements and prescribed document retention periods.
  • Managing all accounting transactions for the project.
  • Budget preparation, implementation, and control.
  • Coding and posting transactions in the accounting system.
  • Maintaining Cashbook and preparing monthly bank reconciliation statement
  • Participating in the implementation of internal controls and making sure that the organization is following the international accounting standards.
  • Preparation of final accounts and year end or any audit.
  • Preparation of staff salaries and remittances of PAYE, Pensions and WHT to relevant authorities to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Monitoring and coordinating the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Managing organization accounts records filing system
  • Managing working cash float ensuring cash liquidations are done in a timely manner within the stipulated timelines.
  • Perform any such duties as may be assigned by Management from time to time.

 Qualifications, Knowledge, Competencies and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Professional accountancy qualification such as ACCA is a must.
  • Must be a member of ICAM
  • At least seven years’ experience in financial accounting, three of which must be in a similar position at an NGO or managing donor programs/grants.
  • Computer skills and familiarity with accounting software such as QuickBooks, SAGE is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  •  Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize a demanding workload.
  • A team player
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and ability to follow official systems and procedures

Method Of Application

Interested applicants should submit applications together with their Curriculum Vitae, names and contacts of three referees, not later than 14th May, 2024 to and addressed to:

The Executive Director


P.O. Box 30886

Lilongwe 3

Please note that FAWEMA is an equal opportunity employer

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