Assistant Accountant – Receivables, Payroll & Compliance

Lusaka, Zambia, Contract TBA ZMW / Month

Reporting and Job Purpose

Reporting to the Financial Accountant – Reporting & Compliance, shall be responsible for proper maintenance of all receivables accounting records, accurate processing of transactions and reconciliations, processing of general payroll, and proper filing of records among other related duties.
Main Duties 
(a)   Control environment

Capture accounting entries into the business systems.
Review assigned general ledger balance sheet account reconciliations, including tax accounts; and selected bank reconciliations.
Ensure transactions are carried out in accordance with the accounting policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

(b)   Business planning and financial analysis

Channel profitability analysis.
Promote programs for maximizing shareholder value.

(c)    Risk management

Report risk events.

(d)   Financial management, financial reporting, and MIS

Render statements of account to customers.
Coordinate periodic stock counts and inventory valuation.
Provide timely, accurate analysis of budget variance and financial reports.

(e)    Legal compliance

Track compliance with all tax reporting requirements including income tax, value added tax, employment taxes, social security contributions, NHIMA, PACRA, and Workers Compensation.
Track changes in tax and other relevant laws and advises management on their impact.
Maintain statutory records files.

i. Diploma in Accounting & Finance or related field; enrolled in ACCA; CGMA or CA.
ii. Minimum of 2 years of finance, accounting, audit, and tax.
iii. Solid experience in coordinating audit activities, reporting, and budget development.
iv. Proficiency with PASTEL or other accounting software and excellent Excel skills.
Interested applicants meeting the above-mentioned requirements should send their job application, CV, and supporting documents as a single document by email to [email protected]
The closing date for receiving all applications is 31st July 2022.
Note that ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.