Financial Accountant

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

OKAVANGO FOODS LIMITED is a Zambian Company whose vision is “To be the leading provider of affordable high-quality processed meats, pastries and catering services in Zambia and the region”. We strongly adhere to shared core values that guide our work and relationships with colleagues and partners. It is our sincere belief that success in living and fostering these values is fundamental to being a vibrant organization that shall contribute to the growth of the country’s economy and job creation. In our quest to achieve our dream, we are looking for a trained, qualified and experienced Financial Accountant.
We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to assist in the Finance department in coordinating and implementing the objectives and procedures of the general accounts operations. The job holder shall ensure good record keeping, financial and management reporting in the Company. He or she should therefore have strong numeracy and analytical abilities. He/she should also possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding and conversant with accounting package preferably ERP Next

Day-to-day supervision of the accounting staff to ensure record keeping, financial and management reporting in OFL.
Preparing daily cash flow statements for management based on daily bank balances.
Ensuring timely preparation of bank reconciliations.
Preparing consolidated financial performance reports monthly for management decision making
Preparing quarterly and monthly variance reports
Preparing statements of expenditure monthly for the information of the Managing Director.
Checking and verifying all payments to ensure that they have required accompanying documents and for correctness and approvals before processing payment.
Ensuring preparation of staff Payroll and payment of correct salaries on due dates and that statutory (PAYE, NAPSA, NHIMA) and other deductions are effected.
Ensuring timely payments to suppliers and other general payments when funds are available based on the planned sequence.
Checking that all requisitions for payments are accrued, signed and posted on the Pastel Accounting system or ERPNEXT before they are paid in order to reflect all the liabilities that are due.
Verifies accounting data held in Pastel System or ERPNEXT journals, before it is posted to ledgers.
Supporting the Managing Director in the preparation of budgets and financial reports.
Ensuring budget monitoring to ensure expenditure is maintained according to the approved budget.
Ensuring maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
Producing timely and accurate accounts, together with explanatory reports to the Board and for auditing purposes and presents these when required.
Ensuring that all financial procedures and systems conform to standing financial instructions and national legislation.
Performing any other duties in line with the job and qualifications as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Academic and professional qualifications:

Full Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent.
A minimum ZICA Licentiate, Advanced Diploma ACCA/CIMA
Part qualified ACCA/CIMA.
At least two (2) years post qualifying experience
Licentiate Member of ZICA.

Required competencies/Personal qualities:

Good numeracy and analytical abilities
Good planning and organisation abilities
Ability to work under minimal supervision
Good interpersonal relations
Must be conversant with Microsoft products
Experience in using an ERP accounting package preferably ERP Next will be an added advantage
Lead time of posting source documents (invoices, debit notes) in the accounting software.

Interested candidates must send ONLY their application letter and Curriculum Vitae at this point on or before the due date 31st July, 2022. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications must be addressed to:
The Managing Director
Okavango Foods Limited
Plot 7817, Kansokomona Road,
Woodlands Extension
OR Send by e-mail to: [email protected]