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Vacancy – Temporary Accountant- Maternity Replacement (40% part-time job)


The Embassy of Switzerland is seeking a maternity leave replacement for the position of Accountant. Working under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Finance and Personnel, the selected candidate will be part of a team based in Harare. He or she will be in charge of the general book-keeping of the Embassy finances.


Reporting structure

  • Reporting To Deputy Chief of Finance and Personnel
  • Supervision of Self
  • Interacts with all departments at the Embassy


Job description

  • Responsible for book keeping in Vision+ / SAP based (income & expenditure).
  • Preparing accounting booking vouchers.
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by correcting and analysing account information as per instructions.
  • To check and finalize duty trip claims of personnel. 
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of bank and cash accounts.
  • Responsible for advance accounts of staff overview (settlement through office assistant).
  • Responsible for monthly report to Head Office.
  • Monthly reconciliation of VAT and settlement for VAT returns per quarter (refund and vision account) as and when they are received from ZIMRA.
  • Monthly budget control for the office.
  • Filing of financial documents and finance archive Accounting


Candidate specification

  • BCom / M. Com / MBA
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Able to use planning and controlling tools
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong personal and social competences
  • Can work independent and as part of a team
  • Able to meet deadlines while remaining organized and accurate
  • Min. 5 years professional experience with strong financial background
  • Familiarity of working with computer based financial systems
  • Work experience in development sector or an international non-profit organisation would be an advantage"



  • Industry International Development Organisation
  • Culture Multicultural
  • Gender Profile Mixed
  • Age Profile At least 30


Terms and conditions

  • Fixed Term employment contract from 17.07.2023 - 31.12.2023.
  • Workload of part-time job: 40% (2 days/week with one extra day at month-end).
  • Location Harare, Zimbabwe.


How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter to by the 20th of May 2023. The subject should be clearly marked Temporary Accountant.