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The Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET) is Malawi’s premier institution in tobacco research. extension and training services Established in 1995 and funded primarily by tobacco growers, ARET’s core activities include development and dissemination of tobacco technologies and training of tobacco stakeholders in order to sustain and improve agricultural productivity while conserving the natural resources.

An opportunity has arisen for professionals with requisite academic qualifications, technical expertise, leadership acumen and managerial experience to take up the position of Assistant Accountant.



Purpose of the position

The Assistant Accountant will provide support to the management accountant and the wider finance team by helping to prepare financial statements accounts, budget, processing invoices and preparing tax returns.


Job Description

Position: Assistant Accountant,

Grade TG

Department Location: Finance, Kandiya

Reports to: Management Accountant

Purpose To ensure the validity, accuracy and completeness of Trial Balance accounts.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare year-end audit schedules.
  • Prepare monthly general ledger reconciliations.
  • Manage the fixed asset register.
  • Prepare control account reconciliations.
  • Match all suppliers against GRNs and delivery documents.
  • Check the integrity of data before it is captured into Sage Pastel accounting system
  • Prepare month end Journal vouchers.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly tax returns.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Key Competences

  • Demonstrate up to date knowledge of the latest accounting conventions
  • Be able to prepare and present up to management accounts
  • Be able to train others
  • Be innovative and good with figures.
  • Be able to work without supervision
  • Hands on experience in using accounting packages
  • Highly competent in using Microsoft word, excel and outlook
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Be a team leader
  • Be able to meet targets and deadlines

Qualifications and experience

  • PAEC Diploma.
  • Those pursuing further studies in ACCA or CIMA will have an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years relevant work experience in an extremely busy accounting office.
  • Hands on computerized accounting experience.
  • Hands-on experience in operating Sage Evolution EPR Accounting Package


All applicants MUST disclose their academic qualifications by attaching certified copies of their academic certificates Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications and Curriculum Vitae, including their contact telephone numbers, to the address indicated below not later than Friday, 30th October, 2020.

Applications must be sent to:

The Chairperson

Recruitment Committee

Agricultural Research and Extension Trust

Private Bag 9



Email: recruitment@aret.org.mw

ARET subscribes to principles of equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

Skills Required

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