Finance Manager job at VITALITE Zambia
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Vacancy title: Finance Manager

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

Jobs at:

VITALITE Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
05 December 2022  

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

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, November 28, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
Are you up for a challenge and looking to join a great place to work? We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our team. If you think that could be you, please read on.

Who are we?
VITALITE Zambia Limited is a Zambian registered company founded in 2013. VITALITE was created to increase rural electrification and combat the poverty tax affecting low-income, energy-poor households across Zambia.
Our mission is to make quality products and services accessible and affordable to all Zambian households. We pride ourselves on having been the first in Zambia to pioneer a fully integrated pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) service for Solar Home Systems and aim to become the country’s leading rural service and distribution company.
According to an independent survey of our customers (run by impact reporting agency, 60 Decibels in March 2021), 88% find we’ve very much improved their quality of life.

What’s it like to work here?
• We have built a vibrant and dynamic team in which all of us are treated fairly and given equal opportunity to progress
• We work in an emotionally safe environment within which we all have the opportunity to fully express ourselves
• Everyone is encouraged to create positive impact for themselves, their colleagues and our customers by taking full accountability for what we do every day
According to an independent survey (run by global gender advisory firm, Value for Women in February 2021):
• 94% of team members feel respected by their colleagues
• 97% of team members like our mission and purpose
• 86% of team members believe men and women have equal career opportunities
• 94% of team members believe issues of sexual harassment are taken seriously here
• 89% of team members believe we encourage open and honest communications

What is the job about?
The Finance and Accounts Manager will report to the Finance Director and work with other members of Management and Departmental Coordinators.
The principal purpose of the Finance and Accounts department includes financial planning, reporting and controls, short and long term business strategy, investments, hedging, internal risk management, cash management, corporate finance, auditing and accounting. Your role is to ensure that all these responsibilities are met in an effective and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Drive financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and its risks
• Financial policy and development and implementation
• Retain constant awareness of the company’s financial position and act to prevent problems
• Oversee the company’s finance IT systems
• Oversee all audit/ internal control operations
• Develop and deliver the corporate fundraising strategy (including development of grant/debt/ equity proposals
• Management of relationships with partners and investors
• Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis
• Conduct analysis to make forecasts and produce actionable reports
• Ensure adherence to local financial laws guidelines
• Develop and maintain strong internal financial control

Minimum Requirements
• Have at least 6-8 years’ experience in Finance / Retail trade
• In possession of a University degree equivalent in Finance or Accountancy discipline/ ACCA Finalists/CIMA Qualified/CA Zambia/ZICA Finalists
• In possession of a full Grade 12 certificate (with good grades in Mathematics and English)
• Proven experience as a finance team leader
• In depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices
• Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting
• Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g Sage)
• Analytical mind with a strategic ability
• Able to pay attention to detail
• Strong analytical skills
• Vast knowledge in working with receivables
• Should be a team player
• Able to work under minimum supervision
• Working knowledge of MS Tools including Excel and Word
• Paygo and Micro Finance Experience is an added advantage
Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Professional Certificate

Job application procedure
Please email your up to date CV, copies of your Academic Qualifications and 2 references from prior employers to recruitment@vitalitegroup.com. 
Please also enclose an essay of no less than 300 words expressing your view on the following: “Critically assess the relationship between the internal and external audit and the role of accounting systems and internal controls in providing assurance to the auditor.”
Incomplete applications will be disqualified so please take care to ensure you’ve included everything.



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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 05 December 2022
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 28-11-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 28-11-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 28-11-2066
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