Finance Officer Accounting

IMPACT Initiatives, Swaziland

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th May, 2020

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Head of Finance and Administration (HFA), the Finance Officer – Accounting is responsible for the organisation’s accountancy including the follow-up of treasury and monthly and yearly accounting closure. This includes the following tasks, to be performed in due time and in alignment with the organisation’s procedures:


Treasury follow-up :

  • Ensure that the organisation has the required cash levels to meet payments requirements at all times
  • Receivables: follow-up on donor or partners’ instalments through the update of the instalments follow-up table and the preparation of instalment requests for HFA validation
  • Payables: follow-up on all payment requests received by the organisation: preparing payment documentation, processing the payments, keeping stakeholders informed and ensuring proper filing


  • Perform the daily book-keeping, ensuring that the accounting is done in a timely and accurate manner, according to the organisation’s procedures and principles
  • Perform the monthly accounting closure transactions and controls, and prepare the related reports. Make sure that the reports are signed by all concerned parties and properly filed
  • Perform the yearly accounting closure transactions and controls and prepare the yearly financial statements in alignment with the legal requirements;
  • Support the statutory audit throughout the process
  • Provide support to any other audit as requested by HFA


  • Ideally a masters’ degree in accountancy or related finance field
  • Relevant experience in a similar position
  • Fluent in French and English;
  • Arabic knowledge is a plus;
  • Capacity to work independently and under pressure;
  • Organized person, with attention to detail and rigor;
  • Perfect knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • A previous experience with the accounting software SAGE
  • Knowledge in the Humanitarian sector


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