MSF Médecins Sans Frontières International

Country Accountancy Manager

Accounting & Finance Jobs

Job Description

Location : Harare
Type of Contract : Fixed term contract with probation of three months
Start Date :1 January 2024
Immediate Supervisor : Country Representative
Objective of the Post
Coordinating and supervising the accounting of the mission (accounting, audit procedures, etc.) according to the
instructions of the Regional and Field Accounting Controller, and in compliance with legal obligations and MSF
standards and protocols to provide quality, reliable and transparent information to the organization on the use and
allocation of resources in the mission. Work as the main interlocutor and facilitator for external, internal or
government audits

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
General Accounting Duties:
• Being responsible for quality and timely accounting for the whole mission e.g., cash procedures, bank
accounts, receipts and supporting documents, electronic data entry, consolidation of overall mission
accounting, monthly closing process and documents, ensuring strict respect of deadlines and strict
compliance to MSF guidelines, financial standards and procedures
• Ensure confidentiality on all cash/finance issues related to MSF
• Know perfectly, respect, and ensure strict compliance at any time with MSF standards, covering; - MSF
chart of accounts and MSF financial guideline; MSF standards for accounting quality (paper and electronic);
MSF purchasing/validation/payment procedures for the mission; National Tax regulations and other legal
requirements from the local authorities
• Ensure close and proper follow-up of all cash advances, in capital and on the field
• Ensure proper understanding and use throughout the mission of all accounting tools
• Ensure the advance granting procedures is respected, in accordance to the MSF procedures for the mission
and ensure close and proper follow-up of all cash advances
• Ensure payments to suppliers are performed in a strict but swift manner, in line with the MSF purchasing
and payment procedures for the mission
• Ensure compliance with cash control procedures for each cashbox: i.e., cashbook updated at every single
transaction IN/OUT, cash count, weekly cash inventory including reconciliation with Unifield (ERP) together
with line manager, complete cash inventory performed and signed on last day of the month
• Ensure any cash discrepancy is investigated and reported to Regional Finance Team Leader, if necessary
• Ensure cash refunds are properly followed-up and encoded (private telephone calls, medical refunds, etc)
Bank management:
• Ensure all the bank transactions and filling procedures are in place
• Ensure vouchers are properly presented and stamped, including all relevant & required validation
signatures, and include attached any relevant and required supporting documents
• Report immediately any litigious/suspicious voucher / receipt / document to the Country Representative &
Regional Finance Team Leader
• Send personalized feedback to each relevant accountant/administrator in case vouchers are incomplete or
invalid, and request missing documents, before filing & archiving the accounting
• Ensure availability, knowledge, and strict compliance with MSF accounting guidelines & rebilling process
• Ensure proper filing and archiving in capital of all original monthly accounting for the whole mission
according to MSF standard (by month / book / voucher number), including copies of monthly closing
documents sent to HQ
• Direct interlocutor of Field Accounting Control at HQ, for any question related to accounting
• Responsible for quality and accuracy of data-entry in UNIFIELD throughout the
• Check that monthly payroll is correctly imported from HOMERE and encoded in UNIFIELD
• Check and validate HQ invoices and informs HQ if any correction is needed
• Update commitments register (taking into account HQ invoices and order confirmations + pending
committed orders)
• Prepare mission allocation table, regularly update it with changes and share in mission together with
Country Finance Support
• Ensure mission allocation table is implemented and followed in the whole mission
• Assist Field Accounting Control to prepare monthly financial reports and year-end accounting closing
Monthly Accounting Closure:
• Do bi-weekly checks of all registers in capital + fields in the UNIFIELD
• Ensure corrections are performed and updated in UNIFIELD
• Ensure matching of all possible transfers and advances, check validity of the remaining ones unmatched and
prepare and send to Field Accounting Control the monthly advance report
• Send direct feedback to each relevant staff (field, capital) listing mistakes and explaining corrections
• Ensure all project closures are done in UNIFIELD when satisfied that corrections have been done
• Inform HQ after closure, through Regional Finance Team Leader and Field Accounting Control timeously
Entries Closure and Sharing with HQ:
• Check and prepare all original closing documents and send to HQ in due time
• Provide support to and maintain control (spot-checks, reminders, advice) over finance staff, for any cash,
accounting, allocation, any UNIFIELD issues
• Perform relevant technical training for finance staff in capital or on the field in accounting
• Provide regular feedback to staff under direct supervision, supporting their learning and development
• Perform regular field visits, write field visit reports, and ensure recommendations are implemented

Qualifications and Experience

Qualification and Experience:
• University Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
• Essential solid accountancy training and experience - professional accounting qualification
• Essential 4 years previous experience in similar or relevant managerial positions
• Excellent team management and soft skills with behavioural flexibility
• Essential computer literacy, Microsoft office suite

How to Apply

nterested, qualified and experienced candidates meeting the above criteria should forward their detailed CVs &
motivation letter on or before Wednesday, 6th December 2023, to The Human Resources Assistant, MSF, 10
Garlands Ride, Mt Pleasant, Harare or by email to
N.B. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of advert closure
Please note that MSF-Belgium, Zimbabwe Mission does not solicit any organization or individual to recruit on their
behalf. No fee is charged throughout the recruitment, selection, and placement process. Canvassing will lead to
disqualification of candidates
MSF values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications
from all qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race,
colour or ethnic origins, religion or belief or sexual orientation