The Accounts Assistant will responsible for banking of cheques and the cash received and cash paid books. Maintain both cash received and cash payments book and update them on a regular basis by printing online bank statements. Perform monthly bank reconciliations at month-end, assist in the preparation of monthly payroll journal and payments to pension schemes.
Summary of Key Responsibilities;
- Assist the Accountant by ensuring that all filing is done accurately and on a regular basis
- Provide assistance to the monthly management accounts processes
- Receive, record and process all purchase invoices
- Request and manage petty cash
- Ensure all purchase invoices have been authorised and coded before entering them onto the purchase ledger
- Assist the Accountant with the preparation of statutory payments
- Daily Posting of all sales invoices to the sales ledger and chasing up non-paying customers on a weekly basis
- Receive and process all expense claim forms and requests for payments
- Be responsible for filing, data entry, answering phones
- Processing transactions, issuing checks, and updating ledgers, budgets, etc.
- Help the Accountant to gather data for the Preparation of financial reports.
- Assisting with audits, fact checks, and resolving discrepancies
Required Skills & Personal Attributes
- Absolute attention to detail
- Analytic Skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to explain information in a clear and understandable way to non-finance professionals
- Strong team player, with a willingness to assist and learn from colleagues
- Ability to work in a changing and flexible organisation
- Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
- Diploma holder in Accounting/Finance OR Level 2 of CA Zambia, ACCA/CIMA
- Must have a minimum of at least 4+ years hands on Accounting Experience in a busy and well-established organisation in the same or similar capacity.
- Must be ready to work in a multicultural environment
- Must have basic knowledge of any Pastel Accounting Package
- Must be a member of ZICA
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