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Principal Accountant (x2) - Parliament of Zimbabwe

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Section 154 of the Constitution stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of conditions of service approved from time to time by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Public Service.  These appointments are on an open, performance based contract subject to the provisions of the Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018, as amended from time to time.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), with a clean security, disciplinary, criminal record, to fill the permanent establishment vacant positions of Principal Accountant. Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage.

Grade             :                       6

Location         :                       Finance Department

Reports To    :                       Director Finance

Job Description

3.1       Preparing financial statements for submission to Treasury and the Auditor General.

3.2       Preparing monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and year-end statutory expenditure returns.

3.3       Preparing budgets and consolidation of institutional budgets in line with Treasury guidelines.

3.4       Preparing cash-flow targets for uploading onto the PFMS

3.5       Processing domestic and foreign travel allowances for Members and Staff of Parliament.

3.6       Processing virements and monitoring expenditure.

3.7       Supervising the release of funds into the Paymaster Account.

3.8       Paying the monthly salary bill.

3.9       Attending to audit queries

3.10     Performing any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director Finance

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • A Degree in Finance /Accounting or Business Studies;
  • Full CIS / ACCA / CIMA / Equivalent
  • 5 years in Public Administration, 2 of which are spent at Senior level;
  • Sound knowledge of the PFMS;
  • Assertiveness and well developed presentation and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • High levels of integrity and professional ethics;
  • Computer literacy;

To Apply:

In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage. Applications, together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Parliament Building

Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue

P.O. Box CY 298



Alternatively, submissions can be e-mailed to: Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification.

The closing date for receiving applications is Monday, 14th MARCH, 2022

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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