Accountant at Afro Bak Investments (Z) Ltd

Lusaka, Full Time

Afro Bak Investments (Z) Ltd
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Accounting Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

WHO WE ARE
Afrobak Investment Ltd is a privately owned company incorporated in 2017 by a group of friends who have been in the logistics industry for over 10 years. From a humble beginning of a weekly consolidated truck from a house in Johannesburg in the Republic of South Africa to Lusaka , Zambia .We have grown and have now established an office and warehouse in Johannesburg and have just opened up a branch in Dar-es Salaam Tanzania besides the Zambia office.
We are specialized in break bulk road freight, road freight console, dedicated loads, customs clearing and export document processing, RIT and Insurance brokerage.
A wealth of experience and industry expertise sees Afrobak at the forefront of the industry developments, whilst maintaining our strong foundational principles- If you perfect the basics well, everything else falls into place.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Accountant will be in charge of a wide range of accounting duties, including general bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable. This position manages incoming payments as well as outgoing bills and invoices, including preparing and mailing invoices to customers, posting payments to customer accounts, organizing and filing deposit receipts as invoices are paid, reconciling cash receipts and deposits, and preparing reports on delinquent accounts and customer payment profiles.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
General Oversight & Strategy

Compiles and updates business plans, budgets and strategies implementing these plans, budgets and strategies.
Managing the organisations financial and other reporting mechanisms, and control and monitoring systems, to ensure that these mechanisms and systems capture all relevant material information on a timely basis, are functioning effectively and are founded on a sound basis of prudential risk management.

Reporting

Prepares and reports monthly situation analysis reports that are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.
Ad hoc reports as requested by the MD
Compiles Annual Financial Statements that are external audit ready
Compiles Management statements to give management an overall indication of the affairs of the company

Sales and Customers

Review and liaise with accounts receivable for client quotes and invoices
Liaise with customers through debt follow ups and collect receipts

Purchases and Suppliers

Prepare Petty Cash Vouchers for payment to vendors
Record payments and purchases in accounting information system

Cash and Bank

Prepare petty cash reconciliations
Prepare bank reconciliations
Allocate bank transactions in accounting information system
Monitor cashflows and advise MD on cash requirements and projected cash inflows and outflows
Initiate payments from bank accounts for MD approval

Record keeping

Be custodian of all corporate documentation
Ensure all copies of corporate and accounting documentation is with MD
Maintain a referenced filing system in accordance to nature of documentation

Payroll

Computing salaries based on fixed salaries and variable rates
Compiling payslips for all employees

Taxes

Ensure compliance with ZRA by ensuring all tax returns and payments are up to date

QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Diploma or Degree in Accounting, Business or a related field with at least 3 years of experience in an accounting role.
Previous experience within the transport and logistics industry is a plus.

Technical Skills

A broad understanding of all areas of management, including knowledge of finance, marketing, and communications, strategic planning, human resources, and information technology.
Knowledge of company law and other legislation.
Experience in contractual performance management
Experience in handling large quantities of data
Experience in project planning
Relevant management qualification
Experience in ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

Professional Skills

Excellent communication skills, highly articulate verbally and in writing
Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and experience
Well organised and capable of meeting deadlines
Workforce planning and development
Leadership to motivate a staff
Strong skills in finance and budget management
High level of accuracy and attention to det