Accounts Associate

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • July 23, 2024

Website Out-Resource Business Support

Business Management & Advisory

At OutResource Business Support Ltd, we pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled strategic guidance and top-notch management solutions to our diverse portfolio of clients. As a Finance Associate, you will play a crucial role in supporting our financial operations, contributing to the success of both our clients and our firm.

If you’re passionate about finance, possess a keen analytical mindset, and thrive in a collaborative environment, this is the perfect opportunity for you to grow your career with a leading management and advisory firm. Join us in shaping the future of financial excellence!

Responsibilities

  • Financial Recordkeeping: Maintain and update financial records, including accounts payable and receivable, general ledger entries, and expense reports. Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial data.
  • ​Accounts Reconciliation: Perform regular bank reconciliation and reconcile accounts payable and receivable statements. Investigate and resolve discrepancies or variances in a timely manner.
  • Financial Reporting: Preparation of financial statements, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Compile and analyse financial data to support client’s decision-making.
  • Tax Compliance: Assist with tax-related activities, such as ensuring compliance with tax regulations, and maintaining accurate tax records.
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement. Prepare financial reports and presentations for management, highlighting key findings and recommendations.
  • Process Improvement: Identify and implement process improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting procedures. Streamline workflows and automate repetitive tasks where possible.
  • Compliance and Regulations: Stay up to date with relevant accounting standards, laws, and regulations. Ensure compliance with internal policies and external reporting requirements.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, such as Tax, HR and BTS, to ensure accurate financial data and facilitate smooth business processes.
  • Training and Mentoring: Provide guidance and support to junior team members. Share accounting knowledge and best practices to foster professional development.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Previous experience in accounting or finance, preferably in a similar role.
  • Proficient in using accounting software and MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks.
  • Familiarity with tax regulations and compliance would be an added benefit.

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