Business Development & Accounting Expert

Lusaka, Zambia Applications have closed

A newly registered Accountancy Firm in Lusaka is seeking to recruit self-motivated, enthusiastic and innovative persons to fill the following positions:
1. Accountant / Business Development Manager
CA Zambia or Diploma in accountancy or equivalent. Other Accounting qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, CIA OR CISA is an added advantage
Minimum of 2 years work experience in an Accounting or Auditing Firm is required.
Member of ZICA
Prepare balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other financial reports from trial balance
Handle all tax related issues for clients
Prepare payroll for staff.
Submit returns such as ZRA, NAPSA, etc
Banking cash from customers
Updating customer account
Client engagement and sourcing
Process loan repayments on the Loans Management Software
Approve loans recommended by the Loans Officer
Any other duties assigned
Required Skills:
Excellent knowledge of Zambia Accounting Standards and International Accounting Standards
Excellent knowledge of the Zambian Tax Environment
Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially MS Excel)
Excellent command of spoken and written English
Excellent communication skills
Excellent self-organisation skills
Excellent time management
Excellent attention to detail
Able to work with minimal supervision
Pro-active thinking
2. Loans Officer
Diploma in accountancy or Banking and Finance or equivalent. Other Accounting qualifications / part qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA is an added advantage
IT Qualification an added advantage
Minimum of 1 years work experience in a Micro-Finance Institution.
Member of a professional organization such as ZICA, Zambia Institute of Bankers and Financial Services a must
Approve loans within specified limits, and refer loan applications outside those limits to the Accountant for approval.
Meet with applicants to obtain information for loan applications and to answer questions about the process.
Analyze applicants’ financial status, credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of granting loans.
Explain to customers the different types of loans and credit options that are available, as well as the terms of those services.
Obtain and compile copies of loan applicants’ credit histories, corporate financial statements, and other financial information.
Review and update credit and loan files.
Review loan agreements to ensure that they are complete and accurate according to policy.
Capture customer details in the Loan Management Software
Process loans in the Loans Management Software
Stay abreast of new types of loans and other financial services and products in order to better meet customers’ needs.
Handle customer complaints and take appropriate action to resolve them.
Create Marketeer Groups and follow-up on repayments
Negotiate payment arrangements with customers who have delinquent loans.
Install a Payroll System on client computer systems and provide support
Please clearly indicate the job title in the subject of your email and use your full name and the job you are applying for as the filename of your application. Applications should consist of your CV ONLY. The closing date for accepting applications is 15th January 2021. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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