Assistant Accountant job at Zambia Gold Company Limited
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Vacancy title:
Assistant Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Zambia Gold Company Limited

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, December 08 2023 

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

Date Posted: Friday, November 24 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Purpose
• To provide support to the Accountant and wider finance team by maintaining financial records, and preparing, tracing and allocating costs.

Key Result Areas And Principal Accountabilities
• Prepare monthly variance analysis reports and provide commentary.
• Assist in the timely preparation of monthly management reports.
• Assist departmental staff on correct allocation and analyse cost codes in line with budgetary plans.
• Provide Accountant status reports for cost accrual purposes.
• Discuss with procurement and planning department on stock items cost allocation for correct capturing in the general ledger.
• Collaborate with Procurement and other departments to ensure that cost of supplies purchased are within the set limits of the quarterly market price index published by ZPPA.
• Provide support to stores management by ensuring that inventory supplies are captured at lower of cost or net realizable value.
• Ensure that the actual approved budget is within the set limits and is uploaded in the Accounting Package before the start of the financial year.
• Provide Accountant with costing information of inventory items using weighted average method or other suitable methods.
• Assist Management in formulating cost control measures.
• Assist in collecting data for budget and forecast.
• Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular, on spending variances.
• Ensure costs of supplies and fixed assets that are captured in the system comply with international accounting standards.
• Assist contract managers review existing contracts for timely capturing of liabilities and ensure outputs are within contract specifications.
• Compile and analyse capital budgeting requests and compute correct depreciation of company assets as per financial policy.
• Assist Internal Audit and Risk departments in mitigating cost control challenges.
• Work closely with the cost accountant and ensure all cost control systems are working efficiently.
• Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications And Experience
• Full Grade 12 Certificate with merits in mathematics and English, or its equivalent.
• Diploma in Accountancy or Finance, ACCA level 2, ZICA Licentiate, CIMA level 2 or its equivalent.
• Must be a registered member of ZICA.
• 3 years of work experience in a similar position.

Skill Specification:
• Good numerical and analytical skills
• Good communication skills both written and spoken
• Excellent computer skills
• Interpersonal skills

Other Attributes (Personality Traits)
• Integrity and Confidentiality
• Autonomy
• Honesty
• Result oriented

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
• Applications clearly marked ‘Assistant Accountant-Costing’ together with copies of certificates and a detailed curriculum vitae should reach the undersigned no later than Friday, 8th December 2023.
• Physical
• Head Human Resources and Administration
Zambia Gold Company Limited
Subdivision F/377a/30/B
Kudu Road, Kabulonga
• Electronic
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, December 08 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 24-11-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-11-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-11-2066
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