Senior Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Alistair Group

Senior Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Logistics , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Alistair Group

Deadline of this Job:

Thursday, February 29 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa

Alistair Group jobs in Zambia

JOB DETAILS:

Are you someone with a “hunger for growth”, a “whatever it takes mentality” and understand the advantages of a team environment and what it takes to thrive in one? Are you someone who “Questions things” and “looks for improvements”? Do you have experience in taking a fast growing company to a greater height? Then you may be perfect for our job.

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our company. Important for us right now is that you are able to understand the company´s need and problems and provide solutions using Alistair Group current and potential resources, also understand what makes team members tick and what motivates them to grow and excel.

We’d love to hear from candidates and their experiences about how they brought innovation and growth to the business and have efficiently managed a team of people to reach the company goal.

Accountabilities & Responsibility Areas

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts to agreed timelines, including balance sheet reconciliations and variance commentary/analysis
  • Bi-annual fixed asset verification
  • Assist with annual budgeting process
  • Perform month end close activities related to cost & financial accounting
  • Carry out financial analysis and investigation on costs to improve performance and support new opportunities
  • Assist with annual financial audits ensuring sign off of audited financial statements within specified timelines audits
  • Filing of all monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns
  • Ensuring tax queries and audits from The Revenue Authority are handled with zero exposure to the company
  • Monthly inter-company confirmations and reconciliation of any differences in timely manner
  • Ensure the proper recording of transactions and disclosures in line with company’s accounting policies
  • Co-ordinating of cyclical and year end stock counts

Education, Skills And Qualifications

  • Full CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Must be a paid-up member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
  • At least 7 years’ experience of which 3 must have been spent in audit in an accounting firm
  • Financial & management accounting experience including budgeting, forecasting and reporting.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Strong analytical skills to identify, assess and explain performance variances from budget/forecast
  • A knack to develop or change processes to improve efficiency
  • Management experience advantageous
  • Commercially aware
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach in the execution of duties
  • Private sector mindset and confidence in dealing with a multi-cultural business environment
  • Proficiency in SAP Business One is an added advantageACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts to agreed timelines, including balance sheet reconciliations and variance commentary/analysis
  • Bi-annual fixed asset verification
  • Assist with annual budgeting process
  • Perform month end close activities related to cost & financial accounting
  • Carry out financial analysis and investigation on costs to improve performance and support new opportunities
  • Assist with annual financial audits ensuring sign off of audited financial statements within specified timelines audits
  • Filing of all monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns
  • Ensuring tax queries and audits from The Revenue Authority are handled with zero exposure to the company
  • Monthly inter-company confirmations and reconciliation of any differences in timely manner
  • Ensure the proper recording of transactions and disclosures in line with company’s accounting policies
  • Co-ordinating of cyclical and year end stock counts

Education, Skills And Qualifications

  • Full CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Must be a paid-up member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
  • At least 7 years’ experience of which 3 must have been spent in audit in an accounting firm
  • Financial & management accounting experience including budgeting, forecasting and reporting.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Strong analytical skills to identify, assess and explain performance variances from budget/forecast
  • A knack to develop or change processes to improve efficiency
  • Management experience advantageous
  • Commercially aware
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach in the execution of duties
  • Private sector mindset and confidence in dealing with a multi-cultural business environment
  • Proficiency in SAP Business One is an added advantage

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Interested candidates should send their CVs

To apply for this job email your details to jobszentuthuko@yahoo.com

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