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Arizona State University (ASU) is recruiting applicants for the following position: Workforce Development Specialist for the Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA).

SHEAMA is a USAID-funded activity implemented by Arizona State University with its consortium partner Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. The objective of the project is to increase Malawi’s skilled, employable workforce by expanding access to higher education, especially for adolescent girls and young women, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.

Our mission at Arizona State University is no less than revolutionizing the model for public higher education. We call it the New American University, and we began our transformation in 2002, led by President Michael Crow. ASU has ranked #1 in innovation 6 years in a row, ahead of MIT and Stanford (U.S. New & World Report). In 2020, ASU ranked #1 in the U.S. and #5 globally on the SDG Impact Rankings (Times Higher Education). The ASU model has relevance for developing countries seeking to meet escalated expressions of challenges that we face in the United States.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

Position: Accountant (Full Time) – [1 post]


  • Accounts payable  generate, record, execute and reconcile payments through all stages, generation of checks and wire requests and Data input into Quick books and bank reconciliations.
  • Accounts Receivable develop monthly projections for cash flow needs and prepare requests
  • Expense Reports Help review all expense reports for accuracy, relevance and legitimacy
  • Payroll Help review timesheets for proper signatures and allocation in compliance with signed Employee Contracts.
  • Maintain financial records in accordance with Arizona State University and Malawi requirements.
  • Bank reconciliation – Help reconcile all bank accounts and report discrepancies.
  • Grant Management – Help review subgrant fiscal reports for compliance with budget and documentation requirements
  • USAID fiscal requirements – Assist in preparation of USAID-requested projections, estimates, VAT tax forms, budget modification requests etc. on routine schedule and as requested.
  • Retention – Organize and maintain all records and files in accordance with general audit standards (GAAP) and USAID requirements.
  • Audit  prepare all accounting records in accordance with audit standards (USAID and local) and oversee on site work with auditors as appropriate.


  • Education: University Degree in Accounting or Advanced Diploma with more than 10 years’ experience in accounting.


  • Minimum five years’ accounting or bookkeeping experience including grant accounting
  • Knowledge and understanding of Malawi accounting and audit rules and requirements
  • Fluency in English is required; Chichewa language skills preferred
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Excel and Word required, Quicks books preferred.
  • Preferred knowledge of USAID regulation and requirement.


  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Hands on experience accounting software
  • Advance MS Excel skills including pivot tables
  • Experience with general ledger functions
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills

ASU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

How to apply

To apply please send cover letters with CVs to:

The Chief of Party

Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity

P.O.BOX 31021


Or by

Email: SHEAMA@asu.edu

by 26th September, 2020

If you are applying by Email, please include in the Subject line the position for which you are applying.

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