Senior Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Nil ZMW / YEAR
  • Applications have closed

Website RDG COLLECTIVE LTD

Position: Senior Accountant (1)

Job Location: Lusaka

Reporting to: General Manager.

RDG Collective is looking for a highly motivated Senior Accountant with a passion for leadership and clean renewable energy to join the finance team. He or she will work closely with the General Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a Supervisory role to oversee all accounting activities executed by the team.
  • Financial process implementation and improvement of financial procedures.
  • Responsible for the preparation of external audit deliverables.
  • Long term involvement in handling of due diligence and investment appraisal.
  • Processing of payroll.
  • Preparing of statutory accounts in accordance with the accounting standards
  • Perform general ledger end-of-period close activities inclusive of account reconciliations.
  • Preparation of journal entries, and the review of journal entries as performed by the accountant.
  • Responsible for meeting weekly/monthly/annual deadlines for the preparation of financial books of accounts.
  • Alongside accountants, perform weekly/monthly/annual financial statement analyses and document meaningful and understandable explanations for any financial fluctuations to assist in business decision-making.
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reporting schedules that are distributed to accounting management and external business partners.
  • Works closely with all departments across the business, stepping in to support all areas of the business as required during the end-period close of business.
  • To provide investors with ongoing reporting and audit requirements and to assist external auditors in the performance of their functions during the end-of-period auditing activities.
  • Review and approval departmental payment requisition.
  • Conducts independent accounting research to identify and improve the business’s current  accounting practices and to be able to draft and provide recommendations and provide guidance.
  • Maintain an intimate understanding of the current and developing accounting policies, procedures, and legislation, which always keeps the department within the law.
  • Perform similar duties deemed fit for the proper execution of his or her duties and as delegated by the Employer.

Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting. ZICA CIMA ACCA will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in an accounting position within a fast-paced, evolving, and dynamic clean energy renewable environment.
  • Preferably candidate should have work experience in external auditing and PAYG industry
  • Proven successful experience working on financial budgeting and forecasting, with a deep understanding of full life cycle accounting all the way from the opening of a financial period to its close.
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders and take lead on company financial reports.
  • Knowledgeable in international financial reporting standards IFRSs

You might be a strong candidate if you:

  • Possess exceptionally good communication skills, both in written and verbal form
  • Display exceptional computer skills and be highly proficient in the use of MS Excel, MS Office, MS Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable, be open and welcoming to change, have an ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Have strong planning and organization skills, be a creative and strategic thinker, have an ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Have a keen eye for detail, be proactive and self-motivated requiring minimal supervision, work comfortably in a collaborative setting, and display an ability to remain calm in times of uncertainty and stress.
  • Must be a people person and a team player who is able to build and maintain strong and meaningful relations with other people.
  • Protect organization value by keeping information confidential.

Addition to compensation and statutory benefits

  • Career Growth in a dynamic, fast growing PAYG industry
  • Opportunity to work in an environment that embrace innovation.
  • Availability of specified leadership Training and Development programs for succession plan.

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