Senior Accountant

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Insurance, Lusaka, Zambia Nationals Only

Our Client, an international, well established Life Insurance company seeks a Senior Accountant. The main purpose of this job is to ensure that branch administration payroll and reconciliations are done on time and monthly basis. Must have Full ACCA/CIMA/BACC and 3 to 4 years relevant accounting and finance experience. Working experience as an Accountant preferably in Insurance/Banking/ Pensions or broader financial services sector.

Reporting Structure

Reporting To: Financial Accountant
Supervision Of: 4 Direct Reportees (Team of Junior Accountants)
Interacts: With Staff and agents (Internal Clients); Banks; Insurance Companies & Brokers; Audit Firms; Government; Industry Regulators

Job Description

Perform and Review Bank reconciliation
Preparing and Posting of JVS and other transactions
Preparation and Review of Payroll and reconciliation with Control Account including attending to queries
Conducting random cash counts and checking petty cash reconciliations is done
Perform Group, credit and Individual life general ledger reconciliations on a monthly basis
Perform Suspense Ledger Account reconciliation on a monthly basis
Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
Completes external audit by analysing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.
Experience in collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants
Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analysing account information.
Excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts
Carry out other duties as may be assigned time to time

Candidate Specification

Experience: 4 years
Education Level: Degree
Qualifications: Full Grade 12 Certificate, Full ACCA/CIMA/BACC
Software: Strong computer skills – MS Office; knowledge of Pastel is an added advantage
Equipment: None

Knowledge Of: Strong IFRS and Accounting standards
Skills To: Networking and relationship building skills; strong analytical skills; good communication skills (both oral and written),
Ability To: Discern trends; be effective;
Personality: High Integrity, Honesty; Accuracy; Efficiency; Team Player


Industry: Insurance
Culture: Well established, Professional
Gender Profile: Mixed
Age Profile: Between 30 and 50 years of age

Terms And Conditions

Employment: Permanent
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Nationals Only: Yes
Remuneration: Negotiable

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