Accountant (Microfinance) job at Brilliance Executive Management Consultancy

Vacancy title:
Accountant (Microfinance)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Brilliance Executive Management Consultancy

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, May 08 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted:Monday, May 08 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Purpose

The position of Accountant is a Management position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and is
responsible to the Board of Directors for all matters surrounding the Finance ecosystem of the business
to ensure the business goals and objectives are met. The individual will be required to ensure adequate
controls are in place and oversee the smooth operations of the Finance function including leading
engagements with various business stakeholders.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;
1. Oversee the Finance function of the Group entities including leading the various accounting
2. and finance team members;
3. Reviewing and managing the effectiveness of internal controls and ensuring strict adherence to
4. the compliance requirements of the business entities;
5. Development of the business strategic plans including forecasts and budgets through
6. engagement of the various stakeholders of the business;
7. Ensure that the books of accounts are up to date, accurate and available on-demand for
8. decision-making purposes;
9. Plan and manage the cash flow of the Group entities in line with the business requirements from
10. time to time;
11. Ensure compliance with the business’ regulatory universe and liaise with the various regulators in
12. a pro-active manner;
13. Ensure Bank of Zambia statutory compliance by liaising with the Group Tax Team
14. Take the lead in managing relations with banks, Audit Firms and Statutory Bodies
15. Conduct a weekly review of time sheets and accountability diaries against expense claims.
16. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
17. Work closely with the various Heads of divisions to provide support to planning initiatives,
18. financial and management information, appropriate and meaningful reports and
19. recommendations;
20. Ensure the accounting support function of the business is performing to SLA and delivering on
21. the various agreed deliverables;
22. Ensure the accuracy of data, accounting information and reporting by adhering to the
23. requirements of the International Financial Reporting Standards, Companies Act and other
24. financial frameworks;
25. Lead engagements with the various financial services providers working with the business units
26. and legal entities to maintain a good working relationship
27. Preparation of Financial Reports for management and Board reporting;
28. Ensure adequate control to the expenditure and revenue assurance processes;
29. Ensure Cost Optimization across the legal entities and business units to ensure maximum value
is derived from expenditure;

Required Skills and Attributes
1. Attention to detail
2. Excellent Analytical Skills
3. Able to work independently
4. Ability to plan and prioritize
5. Self-motivated, energetic individual who works well in a demanding environment
6. Trustworthy
7. High Integrity and Ethical Standards
8. Problem-Solving Abilities
9. Good communication skills
10. Result-oriented
11. Good leadership skills

Primary Areas of Accountability
Qualifications and Experience

1. Full Professional Qualification – Full CA Zambia, ACCA or CIMA
2. A Degree in Accountancy or Finance will be a plus
3. Must have a minimum of at least 8+ years of relevant work experience, of which 4 years must have been in the same capacity or Senior Management
4. Must have experience in Bank of Zambia reporting and Compliance Requirements
5. Must have worked for a Commercial Bank or Microfinance Institution in the same or similar capacity
6. Must be well versed with ERP and Payroll Systems such as Sage and proficient in MS Excel.
7. Experience in Technology and Financial Services Reporting is a must
8. Must be well-vested with the Zambian Tax and Compliance Requirements
9. Must be a member of ZICA


Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to  and copy-in 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: May 8, 2023
Duty Station: lusaka
Posted: 28-04-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 28-04-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 25-04-2066
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