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Job Summary

ICRISAT is a nonprofit, international agricultural research institute undertaking research targeting the improvement of food and feed crop varieties (sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut, chickpea, and pigeon pea) and resource management technologies for poor farmers based in semi-arid agro-ecologies. ICRISAT is seeking for a suitably qualified individual to fill in a position as Finance Associate. The Finance Associate should have strong analytical skills, good knowledge of financial laws and regulations and financial reporting skills to provide feedback that will assist in decision-making.

Duties And Responsibilities
Major Activities and Responsibilities:

To ensure the attainment of reliable financial reports and information to ICRISAT and specific donors through the supervision of the entire Finance Department, the maintenance and integrity of the accounting system (Sun System) and other internal controls, compliance with donor and statutory obligations, payroll administration, liaison with banks, ZIMRA and auditors, and the monitoring of budgets.

Educational Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree with a strong preference for study in Accounting or Finance. • Member of Professional Body e.g. ACCA, CIMA or ICAZ
Other Skills Required: • Hands on Sun system experience • Proficiency in Accounting Packages, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. • Demonstrated knowledge of financial accounting standards, policies, and procedures of major international donors such as USAID, DFID, FAO, and UNDP etc.
Language Requirements: • Fluency in English. • Good working knowledge of local languages (Shona and Ndebele).

How To Apply
The applicant should include up-to-date curriculum vitae, the names and addresses (including e-mail) of two referees. Appointment will be on local terms and on yearly renewable contracts. Salaries are attractive and nationally competitive. The position is available immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date for applications is 19 January 2020.

Applications should be addressed to the Finance and Administration Manager, ICRISAT-Bulawayo, P.O. Box 776, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe [Phone +263 292 809 313/5;

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