Accountant

Radiation Protection Authority

The Government of the Republic of Zambia created Radiation Protection Authority (RPA) through the enactment of the Ionising Radiation Protection Act No. 16 of 2005. The RPA is a body corporate which has a duty to protect the public, workers and the environment from the harmful effects arising from the use of devices or materials capable of producing ionising radiation. In its continued effort to effectively carry out its mandate, the Authority seeks to employ appropriately qualified persons in the following positions:

Accountant (1)

Job Objective

To manage accounting activities in order to ensure proper accountability of Institutional resources

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Ensures timely preparation of monthly expenditure statements in order to monitor levels of expenditure banking of revenue collections in order to ensure accountability and safety of funds
  • Manages accurately books of accounts to ensure availability of information for informed decision making by management and for auditing purposes effectively maintenance of up to date asset registers in order to ensure accountability for the assets of the Institution timely development of individual work plans and implementation of Annual Performance
  • Appraisal System in order to monitor and evaluate performance
  • Supervises effectively subordinate staff and utilisation of resources in order to achieve objectives of the Accounts Department
  • Ensures effectively security of accounting documents and records in order to avoid loss

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Knowledge, skills and abilities

Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience:

  • 3 years

Numerical and Communication Skills

i) Written Skills: Able to write professional reports

ii) Oral Skills: Able to communicate effectively

Qualifications and requirements

  • Minimum Secondary Education:
  • Full Grade 12 or its equivalent

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accountancy or equivalent
  • Professional qualification such as ZICA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent
  • Professional membership such as Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountant(ZICA)
  • Computer literacy and knowledge in accounting software packages
  • Zambian citizen aged between 30 to 40 years

Key Attributes

  • Trustworthiness and integrity
  • Possession of decision making skills
  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Risk management skills

Instructions for submission of application letters and CV

Applicants that meet these requirements are encouraged to submit their applications and curriculum vitae not later than 25th August, 2017 to:

The Executive Director
Radiation Protection Authority
Exploration House
Government Road
P.O Box 50002
Ridgeway
Lusaka

1. Please note that faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted and only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
2. Applicants are requested to reference the subject line of their application letter, clearly with the position they are applying for.

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