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Finance Officer at the Zoological Society of London

   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 15 March, 2019
Category : Accounting, Auditing, Finance   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Full Time


We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife. 

Role Profile 

ZSL is seeking an experienced Finance Officer to support on finance, administration and logistical activities across the ZSL Cameroon programme in the TRIDOM and Douala Edea Landscapes. The Finance Officer will work directly under the Finance and Administration Manager and in coordination with the Operations Officer in all aspects of procurement, finance and operational tasks of the ZSL Cameroon Programme. This position will be expected to have: in-depth understanding of QuickBooks; conduct proper procurement in line with ZSL and donor policies; provide support to all administrative and accounting needs; management of petty cash daily, weekly and monthly reconciliation; ensure supporting financial documentation is in line with ZSL and donor policies and archived systematically; and have an understanding of donor and organisational audits.    

Please note: This is a full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract, based in the ZSL Country Office in Yaoundé and will require some travel to regional ZSL offices with regular visits to field offices as required. A high degree of flexibility is essential in situations where planned tasks are superseded by unscheduled events that require priority. This role may also require working some weekends.

To Apply 

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button.

If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.    

Closing date for applications: Midnight March 17, 2019.    

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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