Senior Accountant

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 8,500 k / Month
  • Applications have closed

Website Mobicom Africa Ltd

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We are seeking to recruit an outgoing and dedicated individual who is interested in a rewarding accounting career to join our team as a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant will analyze complex financial and accounting records and ensure integrity of the information by recording, verifying and consolidating reports and oversee all company accounting operations. He/She will ensure daily accounting processes, business activities and operations as payables, receivables, expenses, receipts and disbursements are precise and efficient.

Senior Accountant Duties

a) Reporting to Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

b) Manages all accounting operational expenses as well as individual employee expenses. The Senior accountant will monitor weekly/ monthly/ annual communications of the accounting department on sales and margins and tracks the expenses against allocated budget or forecast.

c) Assists with any regulatory expenses, to ensure accurate and timely compliance.

d) Processing and posting invoices and the preparation of any necessary cheques.

e) Reviews and prepares the business’s cost distribution reports and tracks project costs, ensures project cost accuracy, monitors timelines, and classifies project assets. In this position, the accountant further contributes to the departments or the overall business’s projects as assigned and applies proper internal accounting controls and focuses on the enhancement of these controls.

f) Prepares and reconciles the accumulation of all the business’s financial data for the accurate and timely accounting of all operations.

g) Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations for the opening of a financial period to the close and ensures that all financial records are properly maintained and in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

h) Tasked with the preparation and presentation of key financial reports on periodical business operations, profit, inventory, cash flow, and expenditures across the business. Assists in the preparation of the end of period supporting documentation and account analyses for end of period audit review by external auditors.

i) Prepare monthly/ weekly/ annual management financial statement and explains their variance against budget/ forecast for submission to senior business accountants

j) Co-ordination payroll, commission payments, travel expenses for all employees, and other minor human resource matters as needed. The accountant will also liaise with both internal and external business counterparts, for example, auditors, to perform his daily roles in regard to cost control and operational expenses.

k) Perform other duties as delegated by the Chief Financial Officer.

Required skills

a) Highly detail oriented and organized

b) Ability to meet constant stream of deadlines

c) Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively

d) Possess solid communication, leadership, analytical and problem -solving skills

e) Familiarity with accounting software and programs, accounting standards and government legislations such as PAYE, income Tax and VAT Acts.

Qualifications and Experience

a) 3-5 years hands on experience in a management role.

b) Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.

c) Professional Accountancy qualification ACCA/ZICA/CIMA

d) Must be a certified member of ZICA

e) Relationship Management & Team Management (Managing large teams)

f) Knowledge of accounting software’s and MS office

g) Business acumen with a problem-solving attitude.

h) Excellent communication skills.

i) Able to maintain confidentiality when handling company financial information

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