Senior Accountant

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:


Company Summary:

Job Description:

Uno Petroleum Limited seeks to recruit the services of a qualified Senior Accountant to join the team. The candidate will be responsible for processing of financial records and analysis of information received from and to relevant stakeholders, in accordance with regulatory requirements, organizational procedures and International best practice. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
Produce accurate accounting reports and present their results
Analysis of data and financial transactions to ensure all are accurate, correct and timeous to the relevant stakeholders.
Proper maintenance of the general ledger and preparation of journals for approval.
Reconciliation of various claims/accounts back to the relevant operating systems and documentation to ensure audit and legislative requirements are met.
Investigation and resolution of unidentified items, reconciling items, errors and queries to ensure the quality of financial reporting and the integrity of the balance sheet.
Preparation of monthly management accounts and other relevant monthly reports.
Showing an understanding of business performance drivers.  Analytics and dashboard reporting to assist the Finance Manager/ Management in decision making with both a historic and forward-looking orientation.
Adherence to monthly, quarterly, half-year and year-end reporting deadlines.
Compliance with accounting policies, IFRS and reporting templates.
Ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory payments and submissions.
Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
Prepare financial statements and produce budgets according to schedule
Assist with tax audits and tax returns
Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
Support month-end and year-end close proces
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
Liaise with Financial Manager/Business consultant to improve financial procedures
To perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Manager

Requirements and skills

Proven experience as a Senior Accountant/Executiv
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Familiarity with financial accounting statements
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close proces
Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, Tally
Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookup and pivot table
Accuracy and attention to detail
Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
Member of ZICA

1. Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance or other related discipline.
2. Relevant professional certification (e.g., ACCA, CIMA) will be an added advantage
3. Full Grade 12 Certificate
4. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a finance role.
Address Applications to;
The Human Resource Manager
Uno Petroleum Limited
Plot #397 A/D. off Kafue Road,
Makeni, P.O. Box 50854
Lusaka, Zambia
Interested persons should apply enclosing Academic and Professional Qualifications, plus a Comprehensive CV: stating the Position in the Subject Line of the email to – [email protected] not later than 17th April, 2023
Hard copy application letters will not be considered.
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email or phone call
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