Are you a meticulous and detail-oriented individual with a passion for numbers and financial management? Do you thrive in a dynamic retail environment and possess the skills to keep financial records accurate and up-to-date? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Accountant.
Company Overview: At Karibu Merchandise Limited, we pride ourselves on being a leading player in the retail industry, offering high-quality products and exceptional customer service across our chain of stores. As we continue to grow and expand, we are seeking a talented Accountant to not only manage financial aspects but also to bolster our internal control systems.
Position Overview: As the Accountant, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the financial aspects of our stores with a keen emphasis on establishing and enhancing internal control procedures. Your primary focus will be on ensuring accurate financial transactions, preparing financial reports, analyzing data, and implementing robust internal controls to safeguard our financial operations.
1. Manage daily financial transactions, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
2. Reconcile bank statements and ensure accuracy of financial data.
3. Prepare and maintain accurate financial records, including general ledger entries and balance sheets.
4. Design and implement effective internal control procedures to prevent errors and fraud.
5. Conduct regular assessments of existing internal controls and recommend improvements as needed.
6. Generate financial reports and provide regular updates to management on the financial status of each store.
7. Collaborate with internal teams to ensure internal controls are consistently applied across all store locations.
8. Assist in budgeting and forecasting processes, aligning them with internal control objectives.
9. Conduct variance analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
10. Ensure compliance with accounting principles, policies, and regulations, with a focus on internal controls.
11. Assist in the preparation of tax returns and audits, ensuring internal controls are well-documented and followed.
12. Provide financial insights and recommendations related to internal controls to support strategic decision-making.
Qualifications & Other Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting , Finance, or Professional certification such as CA Zambia or ACCA is preferred.
2. Proven experience (Minimum 5 years) as an Accountant, preferably in a retail or chain store environment.
3. Strong understanding of financial principles, regulations, and standards.
4. Experience in designing and implementing internal control procedures.
5. Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
6. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
7. Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy.
8. Effective communication and interpersonal abilities.
9. Possession of a driving license older than 2 years will be an added advantage
Why Join Us:
– Opportunity to contribute to the financial success of a well-established chain store while playing a crucial role in enhancing internal controls.
– Collaborative and supportive work environment.
– Competitive salary and benefits package to successful candidate.
– Room for growth and advancement within the organization.
– Make an impact on the retail industry and the communities we serve.
If you are a dedicated and motivated professional with a passion for finance, a keen eye for detail, and expertise in implementing internal controls, we invite you to apply for the Accountant position at Karibu Merchandise Limited. Join us in our mission to provide exceptional products and services while maintaining a strong financial foundation with robust internal control mechanisms.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and explaining why you are the perfect fit for this role. These should be sent to:
[email protected] on or before September 7, 2023.
Only applications sent to the above stated email address shall be considered
Karibu Merchandise is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.