Senior Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Legacy Manufacturer's Limited

Job Purpose

The senior accountant will be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the company, including overseeing accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and financial reporting. He/She will also be responsible for ensuring that the company’s financial records are accurate and up to date.

Required Skills

Attention to detail.

Ability to lead and manage others.

Able to work in a high pressure environment.

Able to multitask to meet deadlines.

Able to read and develop/ compile financial statements i.e. income statement.

Conversant with accounting software such as Manager or Pastel.

Able to work with the Microsoft office pack including excel, word and power point.

Able to formulate management reports.

Education and Work Experience

Bac degree, Full ACCA, CIMA or relevant accounting qualification.

At least 3 years of experience in Audit or Financial Accounting.

Member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).

Key responsibilities

Cost Controls

The Accountant will develop controls for cash management including the systems that will be used to perform the cash management for the company.

This role is also responsible for the monitoring of the company’s costs against the budgeted costs looking out for reasons for variances and making recommendations on how the company can become more cost effective.

The role will be responsible for managing the company’s cashflow to ensure that the company’s liquidity position is always healthy.

Responsible for leading the budgeting process for each department to ensure the departments are managing their expenses efficiently.

Financial Reporting

Oversees the accounting function in the company system to ensure that the various departments have made the correct postings in the system.

Oversee the preparation of financial statements, including the balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow statements daily cash books and other reports that are necessary.

The role will be responsible to coordinate audits with external auditors so that the annual financial statements are compiled and audited.

Accounting

Monitor accounts receivable and accounts payable. This will include overseeing the transactions for all sales receipts as well as payments to all suppliers and vendors.

Accountant will ensure that the company is compliant with the regulation of the country when it comes to Finance and accounting. This will include compliance when it comes to tax returns for VAT, PAYE, WHT etc.

Oversight on all accounting entries into the Finance and Accounting System of the company.


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