Receivables Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 5000+

Corporate & Commercial Lawyers


1) Primary objective of the Billing/ Receivables Accountant will be to ensure that clients are billed on a timely basis with accurate invoices, that debts are collected on a timely basis, and the partners have timely and relevant information around time charged by professional staff and the status of debtors.

2) Time management – Monitor that client facing staff are charging time to clients by:

  • Reviewing the Online Time Management System (TSheets) on a regular basis, including timely closing and approving of time sheets
  • Extracting time reports on a regular basis
  • Performing data analysis of time records, and valuation of time charged, including time charged vs time billed

3) Billing of debtors – ensuring clients receive timely and accurate invoices by:

  • Matching of time charged against invoices
  • Timely and accurate billing of disbursements
  • Raising of fee notes under instruction of job controllers
  • Ensuring that fee notes are approved and dispatched to clients on a timely basis

4) Debtor management – collecting outstanding debts from clients by:

  • Matching of receipts against invoices
  • Working with the Finance Manager to prepare weekly cash flow forecasts
  • Preparing monthly statements for clients to follow up on outstanding debts
  • Preparation of monthly aged analysis of debtors from the core accounting system (QuickBooks)
  • Reconciliation of revenue, debtors and Output VAT accounts
  • Monitoring of unbilled time, linked to time management above.


1) Pursuing a professional qualification in one of the following organisations:

  • ZICA – completed Knowledge Level. Candidates who have completed Application Level will have an added advantage
  • ACCA – completed Foundation and Applied Knowledge. Candidates who have completed Applied Skills will have an added advantage
  • CIMA – completed Operational level. Candidates who have completed Management Level will have an added advantage

2) Should be competent in MS Office applications (preferably 2016 version)

3) A working experience with QuickBooks is preferred, but not required.

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