Senior Accountant

Job Categories:

Accountancy


Date Posted:

2019-05-14

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:
Job Purpose
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for handling budget preparations, analysing financial data and handle all statutory obligations. Lead and orchestrate all necessary accounting responsibilities as needed to maintain an impeccable Finance environment.
 
Summary of Key Responsibilities;
  • Monitor General Ledger posting by ensuring that they are posted to the correct accounts and correcting them by passing and reversing of FI journals/documents
  • Preparing financial statements of the business at the end of each financial cycle or the intervals decided by the authorities of the organization.
  • Maintaining financial procedures consistent with Treasury and other directives.
  • Monitor all payments and ensuring correct taxes are computed and paid on time to avoid penalties and blocking of accounts.
  • Assisting line managers in establishing a culture of high performance, professionalism and continuous improvement that encourages individuals and teams to identify opportunities and solutions to improve service delivery
  • Liaise with the Chief accountant on matters to do with computation  and processing of PAYE, License fees, Company Tax and VAT and ensuring payment are made on time.
  • Contributing to providing effective leadership to foster initiative, promote and build effective teams, achieve outcomes and meet deadline
  • Analysis of General ledger accounts on a monthly basis and to recommend necessary action on old outstanding balances/items. This should be reviewed by the Chief Accountant for transitory, down payment accounts, intercompany Accounts etc.
  • Matching of general ledger accounts and clearing and reducing number of open items.
  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule

 
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Honesty
  • Multi skilled
  • Good interpersonal communications skills
  • Service orientated
  • High Integrity
  • Deadline driven
  • Focused
  • Sober Minded
 
 
 



Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance with distinction or Full ACCA /CIMA/CA Zambia
  • At least a minimum of 4-6 work experience in the same capacity
  • Having worked for an auditing firm or Zambia Revenue Authority will be an added advantage.
  • Should have good taxation background
  • Able to work in a team
  • Should have proven supervisor experience.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience and Knowledge in SAP will be an added advantage
  • Must be a member of ZICA
 
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com 
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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