Media Institute of Southern Africa: Project Accountant

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Regional Office
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 21 September, 2012
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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is a membership-based regional media freedom and freedom of expression advocacy organisation, which seeks to promote free, independent and pluralistic media, as, envisaged in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration, the African Charter on Broadcasting and the Declaration of Principles of Freedom of Expression in Africa.

MISA seeks to appoint a Project Accountant, based at MISA’s Regional Secretariat in Windhoek, Namibia.

This position is opened to Namibian citizens and permanent residents only.


  • Review payments and receipts and ensure that they are posted to correct accounts;
  • Check monthly bank reconciliations for the MISA-ACBF accounts;
  • Check for clear authorisation of expenditure and check for compliance with budget;
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date record of accounting transactions.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and budget variance analysis;
  • Prepare Annual Financial Report and liaise with Auditors.
  • Prepare financial reports to funders;
  • Ensure compliance with MISA and ACBF Procurement Policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a BCom. degree or any related accounting qualification;
  • Minimum of five years experience with a nongovernmental organisation;
  • Sound grant management and budgetary control;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Proven use of pastel accounting package;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered, commensurate with skills and experience.

Applications will be considered only if accompanied by a covering letter, a detailed C.V. containing the names and contact details of three referees and a copy of your highest qualification.

To apply, submit you application to the Regional Manager - Finance and Administration at or fax to: +264 61 248016. No late applications will be considered.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

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