Project Accountant (INT10088)

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


The Role:


Oxfam GB is looking for a Project Accountant To ensure effective data processing, reporting, financial management, implementation of partner accounting, reporting and monitoring systems for the promotion of Gender Transformative and Youth Inclusive Democracy project in Malawi.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be;


  • Be a focal point for all financial matters for the EU funded project on Promoting Gender Transformative and Youth Inclusive Democracy project in Malawi.
  • Ensure compliance with all the European Union & Oxfam guidelines in the implementation of the project.
  • Interpretation of donor contract compliance information; provision of advice to departmental managers and senior managers.
  • To work with Program team in Oxfam and partner to ensure excellent project and budget performance.
  • Provide training, support and guidance to partners including building their capacity to effectively manage the Promoting Gender Transformative and Youth Inclusive Democracy Project Grant.
  • Be a leader in ensuring Oxfam’s cordial relationship with the donor is upheld by submitting financial reports and completing expenditure verifications within the agreed times.
  • To be responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of Financial Reports, including authorization of payments and liquidations.
  • Liaise with Logistics and IT departments to ensure all capital asset and inventories for the EU funded Project are secure and records are updated quarterly. 
  • Support the Finance Manager in ensuring Oxfam policies and procedures are implemented and minimum financial standards are achieved across Oxfam in Malawi offices.
  • Ensure financial systems (Peoplesoft reports), Cash top-ups, Bank account reconciliations, etc. are submitted in accordance with agreed deadline.
  • Ensure bank accounts, cash transfers, movement of money is managed correctly in accordance with financial management policies across the programs.
  • Respond to donor and audit queries regarding financial reports of past, present and future programming as may arise.
  • Acquire information from the donor on reporting and proposals formats and requirements, changes etc and ensure that same is passed on to all relevant managers in programme, finance, administration, HR and logistics.
  • Work with the Finance Manager and Programme Managers to develop and maintain an effective budget monitoring and reporting system.
  • To develop budget-monitoring capacity amongst teams and communicate and offer advice as required.
  • Assist in the co-ordination, financial management and budget preparation including payment authorization; production of timely management information; systems and controls; security and management of cash, assets and stock.
  • Maintain a proper filling system, both electronic and in paper files for the project.
  • Conducting annual partner risk assessments as a pre-requisite for continuation of funding partnerships.
  • Carry out regular field visits to partner and impact districts of the Project to fully understand the operating environment for effective support.
  • Support financial aspects of resource mobilization undertaken by the teams.

Be up to date with donor trends that can inform Oxfam financial and funding capabilities


We offer:

 We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. 


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



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