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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of:

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

Reporting to the Financial Manager, the Assistant Accountant will be responsible to perform payment processing and supplier management duties and to perform administrative support and secretarial duties for the management of the Finance Department in order to contribute to the efficient and effective performance of the Department.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Assist the Accountant with receiving payment requests, verifying details of payment requests, capturing payment run on the online banking system.

  • Perform the day-to-day processing of financial transactions to assist with recording and processing financial transactions.

  • Assist with reconciliations of accounts, including the petty cash reconciliations to ensure the accurate record keeping of petty cash.

  • Attend to general enquiries, receive and direct phone calls, assess their priority and forward messages as required.

  • Coordinate the diary for the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Manager, Manager: Treasury and Manager: ICT, dealing with all relevant parties and stakeholders, scheduling the appointments and providing necessary confirmations and reminders.

  • Prepare and arrange all travel itineraries within the Finance department, liaise with relevant persons and prepare travel payment requisitions and S&T forms.

  • Verify and process all S&T forms for the Bank.

  • Obtain quotations and/or invoices for purchases, create SAP purchase or payment request and forward approved orders to relevant managers and attend to procurement queries.

  • Schedule meetings for the department, make all necessary arrangements in terms of venues, refreshments, and equipment, send reminders and track attendance, take minutes, prepare for approval and distribute among all.

  • Draft and prepare standard letters, confirmations and general communication and presentations for the Chief Financial Officer as and when required.
    Prepare and collate meeting packs for relevant committees, e.g. ALCO.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • At least a National Diploma in Finance and Accounting.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in finance and office administration, with exposure to vendors and petty cash processing.

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills.

  • Sound customer orientation/focus.

  • Planning and organization skills.

  • A proactive and innovative approach to work and problem-solving.
    Interpersonal sensitivity.

  • Effective team worker. Attention to detail.

 

The DBN offers market-related remuneration packages commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications are invited from Namibian citizens. Interested candidates should forward resumés, which should include three contactable references, in strictest confidence to:

The Manager: Human Resources and Payroll, Development Bank of Namibia,
12 Daniel Munamava Street, PO Box 235, Windhoek. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 1 September 2017.

Applicants who do not receive any response within three weeks after the closing date must accept that their applications were not considered favourably. The Bank regrets
that it cannot return documents.