Accountant

Hospitality Livingstone

Introduction

Our luxury, reputable and busy lodge in Livingstone an seeking experienced, committed, knowledgeable Accountant on a fixed term contract basis.

Job Summary

To be responsible for the Lodge’s Accounting and financial management requirements; managing the accounting department, procurement function and electronic data processing system; to provide management with meaningful and timely information on the status of the company’s performance. To assist proactively with cost containment, revenue enhancement, profit improvement opportunities and safeguarding of the company assets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Records & Bookkeeping: to effectively maintain a proper and complete accounting records of the hotel at all times. To ensure that the accounts, records and transactions of the hotel are accurate and correct at all times. Ensure that all transactions are captured to correct GL accounts.
  • Financial reports: to timely prepare and interpret internal reports and financial statements of the hotel. Such reports include but not limited to; fixed assets schedules, service stock schedules, debtors summary, balance sheet reconciliations, management accounts etc.
  • Cash Book Recons: To perform weekly and monthly reconciliations of cashbook transactions. To ensure that all monies collected are banked on time.
  • Balance Sheet Recons: To ensure weekly and monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Tax Recons and Returns: to ensure all taxes returns are filed on time and reconciled back to source documents and balance sheet balances.
  • Creditors Reconciliations: to ensure all creditors accounts are well reconciled on a weekly and monthly basis. Ensure statements and remittances are sent out weekly and monthly
  • Debtors Recons: to ensure that both front office and trade debtors are well reconciled and collected on time.
  • Costing: Ensure that the Lodge’s cost of sales and all costs are accurately computed and in line with target at all times.
  • Payroll: ensure that payroll is reconciled and processed on time.
  • Revenue: Ensure that revenue is well reconciled and captured to correct GL accounts.
  • Fixed Assets: Ensures physical assets must match the register, and fixed asset procedures followed at all times. To implement all necessary controls to safeguard the assets hotel.
  • Stock management: to ensure that Operating equipments and inventories of all supplies are being counted, reconciled and monitored regular as per the requirements of the company.
  • Budget and forecasts: to compile, together with the managers, budget and forecast covering all activities of the hotel.To compile daily cash flow forecast for the business and advice head office.
  • Control and procedures: to ensure that established controls and procedures in respect of the accountants’ areas of responsibility are being complied with at all times.
  • Electronic data processing: to ensure that the hotel’s computer systems and their software are fully utilized, well safeguarded, and properly maintained. To effectively implement and monitor future of data changes/additions to the system data base of the hotel.
  • Cashiers: to ensure that there are all at times, proper procedures and control for all hotel cashiers.
  • Purchasing, receiving and store: to ensure that proper procedures and controls of purchasing, receiving, store and requisitioning are in place at all times.
  • Audits: Ensure audits are carried out and completed within the set time.

Other duties

  • Supervise all accounting functions and procurement functions
  • Ensure leave records and payroll records are in place.
  • Reconcile all the sub-ledgers to the general ledger and ensure they are balancing at all times.
  • Ensure all inter-branch accounts are balancing.
  • Ad Hoc assignments as required by management.

Disclaimer: this job description Is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and other duties

Requirements

  • ZICA/ACCA/CIMA level 2, Accounting Degree or related studies
  • 5 years work experience at Financial and Management Reporting Level and must have solid knowledge of IFRS. Experience in the hospitality industry in a busy hotel setting will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a member of ZICA
  • Proficient in the usage of Sage accounting software and Microsoft office applications. candidate must indicate which payroll, inventory and PMS they are familiar with.
  • Strong Team Player and one that works well with minimum supervision.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to details.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Firm personal character yet very fair.

To apply please send CV, cover letter and expected gross pay and email to [email protected]  and not later than 03/04/2024.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@hospitalitylivingstone.com


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