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Regional Accounting Manager

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Regional Accounting Manager

  • Post Date:June 19, 2023
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Business
Job Description

Job Category: Finance
Requisition Number: REGIO003561
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe


Regional Accounting Manager – South Africa Region and India. TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, business, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

As a Regional Accounting Manager for South Africa Region and India:

Work closely with the Regional Controller- Africa and India in ensuring accurate and timely monthly close of books for the regional offices, reconciling financial statements schedules and ensuring data accuracy. This position is also responsible for key activities such as monthly audit-ready close, account reconciliation and provides audit and compliance support. Frequent travel to the field offices may be required.

The ideal candidate will have experience in accounting, not-for-profit donor reporting, and familiarity with the financial monthly closing process. They will also have a desire to work in an environment that promotes open, multicultural communication and coordination.

Key responsibilities

Financial Reporting and Accounting

  • Work closely with the country controllers and home office staff to ensure timely and accurate monthly close;
  • Produce consistent and accurate supporting schedules and reconciliations for all general ledger accounts;
  • Conduct a detailed review of the general ledger activities and make accurate and timely corrections in the books to be audit ready at all times;
  • Review and ensure timely posting of fixed assets, depreciation, amortization and sub-award, banking and investment transactions;
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP, TNS’s financial policies and procedures, statutory and donor compliance requirements;
  • Support donor, statutory and organizational audit process by preparing schedules and providing supporting documents;
  • Ensure all Country audits are done and required filling done on time;
  • Track audit recommendations updated in the organization information system and ensure timely implementation by the field offices.
  • Analyze financial data and effectively communicate critical financial matters to the Regional Controller and Senior Finance Team;
  • Work closely with the country offices and home office to ensure reconciliation of all intercompany transactions;
  • Record and review journal entries, analyzing G/L accounts, recording adjusting journal entries, and accruing expenses each month;
  • Perform accounting analyses and reporting to support decision-making purposes;
  • Assist in compliance with business, payroll taxes, registration, and license processes;
  • Assist in updating organization-wide financial processes and policies;
  • Assist in the implementation and training of new system and processes;
  • Provide training and support to the country offices on a regular basis;
  • Other ad hoc and special projects as required.

Sub-Award Management

  • Work with Country Finance team to ensure Subawards/ Partners Financial and Technical reports are submitted within set deadlines;
  • Ensure Subawards/ Partner Financial reports and supporting documents are reviewed and feedback to sub awardees is provided on a timely manner; and
  • Ensure Sub grant approval form is completed and expenses posted to the accounting system.

Award Management

  • Review regional donor reports to ensure accuracy, correctness and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Ensure timely submission of donor reports and invoices with adherence to set milestones in the award vision.

Other Duties

  • Ensure TNS staff are following best-practices and complying with all relevant donor rules and regulations.
  • Provide Financial Management support to Field offices in case country Finance Controller/ Manager is on leave or resignation;
  • Assesses the capacity of current country accounting teams and make recommendations about training needs; and
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Senior Finance Team;


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and a minimum of 5 years of experience in financial and grants management in an international work setting
  • Knowledge of fund based accounting and experience with a non-profit organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English). French is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal cross-cultural skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Certification such as CMA, CPA or other related certifications
  • Serenic Navigator financial management system experience
  • Overseas experience in Africa and /or Asia
  • Ability to speak, read and write English.
  • Strong Knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Jet.