Senior Accountant

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Our client is looking for a Senior Accountant who will plan,organize and supervise the activities of general accounting, in order to ensure that all reports and records are made in accordance with the principles and accounting standards and relevant legislation, within the deadlines and standards and procedures established by the company.

Reporting To
Administrative and Financial Director
Supervision Of
Administration Team
Interacts With
  • Champion the strategic planning process of the business
  • Supervise accounting activities, in order to ensure that all reports and accounting records are made in accordance with accounting principles and standards and relevant legislation, within the deadlines and standards and procedures established by the company
  • Controlling and forecasting financial income and expenditure
  • Supervise the preparation of monthly balance stootes to ensure that they correctly reflect the economic and financial situation of the company.
  • Preparing reports for grants, client and supplier accounts
  • Analyze the accounting information and prepare reports (specific and eventual) containing information, explanations and / or interpretations of the results and mutations occurred in the period, aiming to subsidize the decision-making process in the company.
  • Supervise tax bookkeeping activities, in order to ensure that all taxes due are calculated and collected in accordance with the law, including compliance with ancillary obligations. 4
  • Review AP Age analysis twice a week to ensure that all vendors’ invoices above 60 days have been paid off and review and track all older invoices
  • Preparing Financial Statements at the end of each accounting period in line with prevailing IFRS • Monitor debt management
  • Manage payments to ensure that Vendors are not upset and cash- flows are not constrained
  • Manage performance of the finance and administration team and ensure regular appraisals and feedback sessions
  • Developing, Implementing and managing financial systems, policies, processes and procedures across the business
  • Preparing reports, budgets, and financial statements
  • Prepare VAT, WHT, PAYE and NAPSA and all other statutory remittances
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.
  • Research and study all tax-tax legislation, giving the necessary guidance to all areas of the company responsible for issuing, registering or processing tax documents, in order to prevent inaccuracies and losses to the company, as well as compliance with legal requirements.
  • Analyze balance sheets and accounts continuously by running global reconciliation controls to verify that global reconciliation controls have been executed at the auxiliary reasons level on a monthly basis.
  • Provide technical assistance to all sectors of the company, in matters related to General Accounting and reconciliations of Bank Accounts and, in particular, with the operation of the it management system.
  • Ensure the execution of the Company’s Patrimonial and Fiscal Accounting, in accordance with the applicable legal and technical accounting standards
10 years
Education Level
Fully qualified CIMA BSc/BA in accounting, finance or similar field is an added advantage. Member of ZICA
Microsoft Package, and any other accounting package relevant for the position
Knowledge Of
Basic and advanced accounting and financial principles and practices
Skills To
Proficiency in accounting packages such as Sage, Pastel and MS Office
Ability To
Ability to self-control, balance and emotional moderation in difficult situations, pressure and stress, knowing how to deal with conflict of interest situations mediating and reconciling ideas and people
Other Requirements
Proven experience (8years or more) as Financial Accountant or Management Accountant or similar role
Gender Profile
Age Profile
Between 30 and 45
Lusaka, Zambia

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