Company Accountant

Website TalentHouseZM Talent House Limited

Our clients – Zengamina Power Limited are looking for an accountant to join their team.

About Our Client

Zengamina is a fully integrated private utility in Ikelenge District, North-Western Province, Zambia, serving approximately 4,500 Zambians since 2007. Its power grid connects community households, institutions, and businesses across the district with power sourced from its 700 kW run-of-river hydropower plant and 39 km of MV distribution lines. Zengamina has recently started it ~$5 million expansion project that will hybridize the existing hydro scheme with Photo Voltaic generation, battery storage and add over 3,000 new connections, having a mission to electrify the whole of the rural Ikelenge District.

About the role:

Zengamina is looking for a capable and experienced company accountant to ensure maintenance of accurate financial records for the Company and support the Company on all accounting processes.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of internationally accepted accounting principles, use of accounting software, preparation of financial statements and ad-hoc reports, and general knowledge of compliance requirements in Zambia.

She or he shall be able to work autonomously, shall take initiatives and be a good communicator.

The Company Accountant will report to the Zengamina General Manager or CEO, and to the Group Finance team.

Key Responsibilities

Accounting & Financial Analysis

  • Upload and post transactions in the accounting system (Quickbooks)
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all ledgers & sub ledgers for the group subsidiaries: account payables, account receivables, deferred revenue, fixed assets, inventories and bank accounts
  • Process monthly billing and manage receivables till recovery
  • Perform monthly close of book procedures on all company ledgers
  • Ensure journals and account reconciliations are completed accurately and timely
  • Payroll management: compute salaries, prepare payslips, set up payments, declare contributions
  • Perform cash reconciliations
  • Petty cash management
  • Set up bank transfers
  • Purchase request management
  • Expense management
  • Assist in budget planning and cash management
  • Prepare the annual financial statements
  • Handle the annual statutory audit
  • Report management accounts to the Group
  • Work with the Group Finance team in strengthening the control environment and improving the internal processes to improve the quality of accounting records
  • Create and maintain various spreadsheets and dashboards to analyse data

Tax & Compliance 

  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of all taxes and contributions, and annual returns. The filing will be done by a 3rd party accounting service company, but the early preparation of the information is the responsibility of the Company Accountant.
  • Prepare necessary paperwork for tax declarations and payments
  • Facilitate communication with the administrations
  • Keep up to date with the regulatory environment
  • Ensure compliance with the local jurisdiction requirements (filings, renewal of licenses)
  • Collect financial and power generation KPI feeds for ERB reports
  • Assist in general administrative tasks


Education and Experience:

  • Five-plus years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or similar (Full Grade 12 Certificate, ACCA level 2, ZICA Licentiate, CIMA level 2)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), QuickBooks, Odoo and other relevant accounting software
  • Experience with accounting for infrastructure projects and/or energy project development, especially Power & Utilities


  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Solid understanding of accounting and IFRS knowledge
  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and reporting
  • Detail-oriented and strong data gathering skills
  • Good communication skills with team members
  • Strong written and spoken English skills are required.
  • Effective organizational and prioritization skills
  • Commitment to professionalism and high standards of integrity and ethics
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal instruction
  • Takes initiative, positive and proactive, hands-on
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • At ease working remotely and with online collaboration tools


This role offers an opportunity for an ambitious, self-driven individual to develop their all-round professional experience by working in a wide ranging and challenging role in a fast expanding Zambian company that is part of an international group.  ZPL’s mission to electrify the whole of the rural Ikelenge District should be a motivation for the applicant.

Salary will  be in line with market and experience, and will include a variable element based on KPIs to allow the candidate to show their potential and get rewarded. High quality accomodation is available for a single person or couple, a housing allowance will be provided for a larger family. Relocation support will be provided. Company Laptop and mobile phone and talktime will be provided. Local transport is not provided.

To Apply:

If you are interested and feel that you meet the criteria outlined above, please email the following to:  [email protected]

  • A copy of your current CV, file name should include your full name
  • A cover letter including the following:
  • Why this role is of interest and why you are suited
  • List Accounting softwares you have competency in , and IFRS proficiency level (basic, good, expert) and Excel proficiency level (basic, good, expert)
    Confirmation you can live/work in Ikelenge, and eg. example of previous rural posting, local languages spoken (Lunda ideal)
  • Any international experience (studied or worked abroad, or with international company)
  • When available to start

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