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Finance Director Full Time

Finance Director

Marie Stopes International


Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) is a market focused, result oriented non-governmental organization. We develop efficient, effective and sustainable family planning and reproductive health programmes, for the lower income and disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe.

The Finance Director is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the sound planning and management of the organizations finances with the aim of long-term financial sustainability. The Finance Director has the overall responsibility for establishing financial management systems and procedures to ensure coordination and control of the resources used in the implementation of programmes. The Finance Director will need to work in close collaboration with the Country Director and other managers to achieve objectives. Some travel within Zimbabwe and externally will be required.
Key Responsibilities:
Strategic financial planning and technical support: provide leadership to annual budget preparation and monitor utilization against strategic objectives and provide financial expertise in proposal development.
Reporting: ensuring the preparation of monthly, statutory, financial and management reports.
Systems, processes and controls: provide leadership on the establishment and enforcement of internal financial procedures and controls.
Risk and Compliance: manage the external audits and ensure audit recommendations are being implemented; and manage the resolution of donor audits as they pertain to grant management and compliance.
Representation: Participate actively in partner, donor and others meetings.
Tax compliance: acquaint self and all on local tax legislation and other statutory requirements;
Cashflow Management: cashflow forecasting and management to ensure optimal utilization, and security of available cash resources.
Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on the following minimum qualifications, experience and competencies:
University degree or equivalent qualification in Accounting, Financial Management, or a related field.
Membership in an internationally recognized professional accounting body such CA, CIS, CPA, ACCA or CIMA, is a requirement.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience of which at least 5 years should be in a leadership position in an NGO environment.
Must be self-initiating and be able to work independently.
Ability to make sound decisions and resolve problems, exercising the highest level of responsibility in handling confidential and sensitive issues in a mature manner.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, proven ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, and defend issues, findings and recommendations.
High ethical standards and impeccable integrity.
Right to work in Zimbabwe

Application Process
Applications, quoting “Finance Director” should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by Friday January 18, 2019 and should be directed to:

The Human Resources and Administration Manager Population Services Zimbabwe
9 Bisley Circle, Belvedere
Harare, Zimbabwe

Only shortlisted applicants being considered for interview will be contacted.