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Wikimedia Foundation
Job Type
Job Status
Full Time
31 August, 2023
Job Title

Senior Accountant

Job Location
Central - Copperbelt - Eastern - Luapula - Lusaka - Muchinga - North-Western - Northern - Southern - Western - International
Job Presentation


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Accountant who will be a member of the accounting team and responsible for assisting with the execution of daily accounting processes, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, month-end close, and year-end tax preparation and audit processes in a fast paced, agile environment. This role will have a wide breadth of scope and may also be involved in special projects that will drive meaningful change within the organization.  Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Accounting, the Senior Accountant will partner with the Accounting team and other teams within the foundation to ensure that there are sufficient policies and procedures in place to provide effective support to existing and new program implementations.

You are responsible for:

  • Assisting with the continuous improvement of processes and leading projects
  • Documenting, reviewing and enforcing accounting policies and procedures
  • The maintenance of the general ledger
  • Involvement with daily accounting operations, which may include:
  • Preparing monthly bank and general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Month-end closing journal entries, including expense accruals and prepaid amortization
  • Reviewing weekly A/P and expense reports, includes verifying the accuracy of coding
  • Reviewing monthly credit card reconciliation and charges
  • Assisting with month-end and year-end reporting
  • Assisting with the annual audit and preparation of financial statements under GAAP for Not-for-Profit organizations
  • Additional duties assigned as required
Required profile for job ad : Senior Accountant

Skills and Experience:

  • B.A. Degree in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive Accounting experience
  • Knowledge and experience implementing accounting internal control procedures
  • Knowledge of GAAP for Not-for-Profit organizations preferred
  • Deep understanding of accrual basis accounting
  • Strong accounting system skills (we use Intaact) & Excel skills

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Proactive learner that enjoys problem solving
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple competing tasks and meet established deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team as well as independently
  • Ability to work in an open, transparent, and collaborative environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics

If you are:

  • A focused and detail-oriented individual that thrives in a highly collaborative, dynamic, fast paced and agile environment
  • A strong critical thinker, passionate for numbers, spreadsheets, and can easily get excited about accounting principles discussions
  • An individual that takes pride in personal and professional responsibility and integrity
Job criteria for job ad : Senior Accountant
Job category : Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries : Associative activitiesSocial, public and human services
Employment type : Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region : Central - Copperbelt - Eastern - Luapula - Lusaka - Muchinga - North-Western - Northern - Southern - Western - International
Experience level : 5 to 10 years
Educational level : Bachelor
Key Skills : bankcontrollinginternal controlauditfinancial statementsfinanceaccounting
Number of Position(s) : 1
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