Financial Accountant job at Mika Meats Limited
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Vacancy title:
Financial Accountant

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

Jobs at:

Mika Meats Limited

Deadline of this Job:
Sunday, January 14 2024 

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

Date Posted: Monday, December 18 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Scope and General Purpose:
• To direct and coordinate financial activities of the Company. Financial Accountant should manage funds in such a manner as to maximize return on investment while minimizing risk and while also ensuring that an adequate control structure is in place over the transfer and investment of funds. Further, FA engages in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance.

Liaises with:
Corporate Office/Finance/Accounts Department/Internal Audit/HR/Related Party Heads/External
Qualifications and Personal Attributes
Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, ACCA, CIMA/Finance related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform job duties may be considered. MBA recommended.
• A good understanding of the Meat industry business.
• A working experience in commercial environment
• Good appreciation of tax and other statutory requirements
• Spreadsheet and Accounting software familiarization
• Demonstrable ability in Admin and Logistics support
• Ability to use vested authority to ensure respect and produce result
• Track record of consistent competence and integrity
• Logical reasoning and problem-solving skills
• Team player, loyalty and sincerity to the business
• Independent worker with little need for supervision

Responsibilities and Duties
1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
2. Develop and analyze information to assess the current and future financial status of the Company.
3. Collating, preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements
4. Undertaking strategic analysis and assisting with strategic planning
5. Producing long-term business plans
6. Undertaking research into pricing, competitors and factors affecting performance
7. Controlling income, cash flow and expenditure
8. Carrying out business modelling and risk assessments
9. Establish procedures for custody and control of assets, records, loan collateral, and securities, in order to ensure safekeeping.
10. Evaluate data pertaining to costs in order to plan budgets.
11. Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting and collection procedures, and investment activities, and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions.
12. Network within communities to find and attract new business.
13. Oversee the flow of cash and financial instruments.
14. Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of staff in the department.
15. Prepare financial and regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, and boards of directors.
16. Prepare operational and risk reports for management analysis.
17. Communicate with stakeholders and other investors to provide information, and to raise capital.
18. Analyze and classify risks and investments to determine their potential impacts on companies.
19. Direct insurance negotiations, select insurance brokers and carriers, and place insurance.
20. Establish and maintain relationships with individual and business customers, and provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.
21. Examine, evaluate, and process loan applications.
22. Participate in recruitment of accounts staff members, and oversee training programs.
23. Review reports of securities transactions and price lists in order to analyze market conditions.

· Funds Management:
1. Forecast cash flows positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment
2. Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements.
3. Assist in determining the company’s capital structure.
4. Review collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
· Budgeting:
1. Manage the preparation of the company’s budget.
2. Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances.
3. Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction.
· Financial Analysis:
1. Engage in ongoing cost reduction analysis in all areas of the Company.
2. Ensure overall compliance with preparation of timely Monthly, Quarterly and Annual complete sets of Financial Statements (Balance sheets, Profit and Loss, Cash flow statements, Statement of changes in equity and notes to the financials).
3. Interpret company’s financial results to management and recommend improvement activities
4. Review company bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company throughput.
5. Participate in target costing activities to create products that meet predetermine price goals
6. Assist in the determination of product pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing.

Job Activities
1) Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
2) Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
3) Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
4) Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
5) Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
6) Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or others on technical, systems and/or or process-related topics.
7) Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
8) Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
9) Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
10) Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
11) Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a Company to work together to accomplish tasks.
12) Judging the Qualities of products, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
13) Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
14) Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
15) Communicating with external stakeholders — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
16) Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
17) Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
18) Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
19) Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
20) Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
21) Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
22) Interacting with Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
23) Thinking creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
24) Training and Teaching Subordinates — Identifying the educational needs of subordinates, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Internal key liaisons:
– Chief Executive Officer
– Chief Operations Officer
– Finance Manager
– Assistant Finance Manager
– Internal Audit
– HR & Administration Managers
– Unit General Managers – Hotels
– Department Heads – Mika Meats

External key liaisons:
– Local and public authorities
– Utility providers
– Workers Compensation
– Nhima

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Interested candidates should send soft copy application letters and updated curriculum vitae to  or hard copy applications to Mika Hotel Limited in Kabulonga – Lusaka. The closing date for receiving applications is Sunday 14 January 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further processes. Indicate the position you applying for in the subject.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Sunday, January 14 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 18-12-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 18-12-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 18-12-2066
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