Accounting finance Jobs at Examinations Council of Zambia, Mpulungu Harbour Corporation Limited , National Breweries and other companies

Deadline of this Job: 26 October 2022
The Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1983, Chapter 137 of the Laws of the Republic of Zambia to set and conduct Examinations and award Certificates to successful candidates. The vision of the Council is to be an Educational Assessment Body of Excellence.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following vacant position at Examination Council of Zambia Kitwe Service Centre.
Reporting to the Assistant Accountant -Service Centre, the Accountants Assistant will receipt all revenue from the Service Centre efficiently in order to account for the funds.

• Guide the clients on the available payment channels and service codes.
• Raise receipts for all cash, cheque and electronic payments received at the service centres.
• File receipts, Bank deposit slips together with respective daily cash reports.
• Display approved council service charges at the service Centre.
• Compile daily, monthly, quarterly and annual Service Centre cash reports.
• Reconcile daily cash revenue reports from the bank with the issued receipts.
• Files all processed receipts with necessary supporting documents in an order manner.
• File payment vouchers with all supporting documents including receipts where required.
• Prepare payment vouchers for the service centre related payments.
• Contact clients and suppliers on the collection of cheques.
• Maintain fully supported payment vouchers.
• Set targets and agree to performance measures in order to meet the strategic objectives of the institution.
• Perform any other duties related to the role or departmental/unit/sections functions as assigned by the supervisor.
• Perform any other duties related to the core or operational business of ECZ (i.e. Examinations Administration) as assigned by Management or concerned department through the supervisor.

• School Certificate or its equivalent
• CA Zambia knowledge level or its equivalent.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in accounting/Finance
• At least a Technician of ZICA.

Deadline of this Job: 28 October 2022
The Finance Manager/Board Secretary will be accountable for ensuring that the finance function operates to the highest standards. In addition, he/she will perform functions of a company Secretary.

Specifically, the Job duties include but not limited to:
1. Finance Functions:
• Producing financial reports related to budgets, account payables, account receivables, expenses etc.
• Reviewing, monitoring, and managing budget.
• Developing strategies that work to minimize financial risk.
• Developing cash flow statements and managing credit.
• Predicting future financial trends and directing investments.
• Reporting to Management and Stakeholders and providing advice how the company and future business decisions might be impacted by the Company’s Financial Performance.
• Developing long-term business plans based on these reports.
2. Board Functions
The Finance Manager/Board Secretary will also be expected to perform the following Board functions:
• Organize and record the activities of the Board and Committee meetings.
• Ensure that MHCL complies with its governing legislation.
• Keep and maintain all MHCL’s corporate and historical records.
• Promote strong Corporate Governance practices.
• Advise and assist individual Board Members with respect to their duties and responsibilities.
• Facilitate the orientation and on-going training of Board Members.
• Administer MHCL’s Code of conduct and Ethics.
3. Candidate
The preferred candidate must possess the following:

3.1 Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline with a professional qualification
• Valid membership with the ZICA
• 5 years’ experience in organisations of similar standing as MHCL
• Previous experience as a Board secretary will be an added advantage

3.2 Key Skills and Knowledge
• Good analytical and conceptual skills to plan and monitor budgets against actuals and implementation of internal control frameworks
• Budgeting and currency management experience
• Able to prepare financial statements and management accounts with minimum supervision
• Good understanding of cash flow management
• Good computer skills, including familiarity with Financial Software packages (particularly SAGE pastel, Pastel Evolution), Microsoft Word and Excel
• Strong team leader with experience of leading, engaging and motivating a dynamic team
• A practical, solution oriented pragmatic person able to exercise initiative and sound judgement.

Deadline of this Job: 21 October 2022
National Breweries Plc is Zambia’s leading producer and distributor of Traditional African Beer. Our affiliation to Delta Beverages gives our employees a sense of pride and that of belonging to one of the biggest international brewing companies in the world. The Company offers opportunities for all to learn develop and grow, whilst offering challenging career opportunities for lateral or vertical advancement.
We are inviting applications to fill the following vacant position:
Payable accountant x2
Contract: permanent
Location: Lusaka
Reporting to the Financial Accountant, the successful candidate will be accountable for the following:

• Processing and ensuring all creditors are reconciled and invoices are accounted for correctly.
• Operationally ensure the receiving, matching, and paying of all supplier invoices are according to
• Provide timely and efficient Accounts Payable services that strive to exceed expectations and meet Service Level Agreements.
• Enforce the use of contracted suppliers and items as per sourcing agreements.
• Ensure timely issue resolution of blocked invoices and supplier issues.
• Ensure process compliance and manage Account Payable discrepancies.
• Ensure the closing of Accounts Payable sub-ledger in accordance with the agreed timetable.
• Ensure Accounts Payable supplier accounts are reconciled within stipulated timelines.
• Review monthly Account Payable integrity reports.
• Create payment group by bank account and by due dates.
• Review non – compliance with the Product Lines and identify corrective actions.
This job is particularly suitable for candidates who meet the following minimum requirements:
• Degree/Diploma in Accounting/Finance/Business or Full ACCA /CIMA/ZICA or
• 3 years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment
• SAP experience will be an added advantage
• Micro office including excel, word, power point.
• In-depth knowledge of Accounts Payable processes.
• Strong negotiation, communication, and analytical skills.
• Resilience to face supplier / customer claims and attentive to detail.
• Must be a registered member of ZICA.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.

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