Finance & Administration Manager: Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Finance & Administration Manager.

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
Location: Harare

General Job Description:

The Finance & Administration Manager position exists to provide support for all ZADT’s finance activities. S/he implements (Finance) policies along the five pillars (finance and Administration, planning and control, audit, ICT and procurement) for the Trust. In addition s/he provides (financial) advice. S/he oversees all Key Qualitative Indicators (KQIs) and reports on a monthly basis to the Chief Executive Manager. Critical tasks for the Finance & Administration Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving the financial strategy, budgeting, audit and forecasting process;
  • Preparation of complete accurate financial reports-management accounts, financial statements, annual reports, press releases;
  • Reviewing and improving on the overall financial integrity of financial systems and control environment for the Trust;
  • Being in charge of salary and tax related issues at country level;
  • Liquidity Management of the Trust;
  • Promoting a culture focused on performance and strategic cost management;
  • Monitoring performance and efficiency of the Trust& supporting the CEO to steer its financial performance;
  • Overall administration function- procurement, asset and vehicle fleet management;
  • At ease and effective in work situations requiring an ability to orchestrate multi-task levels of responsibility effectively;
  • Good communication, interpersonal, strategic planning, financial analysis, problem solving, organizational and leadership skills. Resourceful in resolving emerging problems; and
  • In liaison with the Relationship Manager to review financial performance of the loans under the CREATE Fund


Qualifications and experience required:

  • At least 1 0 years in accounting and administration of which 3 should be at senior level with:
  • Accountancy Degree;
  • Professional qualifications such as ACCA/ CIMA/ CIS;
  • A Masters in accounting would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in both private sector and non-governmental organisation (NGO) settings;
  • In-depth knowledge of the financial services sector operations – lending methodologies, risk management and treasury management;
  • Experience in both finance and administration;
  • Experience in business analysis and financial modelling; and
  • Experience in financial management of agribusinesses will be an added advantage.

She/he must also have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full proficiency with MS Office software (i.e. Pastel, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required
  • Sound interpersonal skills that foster good working relationships
  • High degree of accuracy in all financial transactions
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality
  • High level of negotiation, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Commitment to quality management
  • High level of motivation, demonstrated analytical skills and ability to think creatively
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure,

To apply, Send your application letter and resume to:

Finance and Administration Manager:
Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust
info[at] or hand deliver to 57 Churchill Avenue
Alexandra Park, Harare, Zimbabwe

Deadline: 17 April 2015

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