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Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant (Agriculture and FMCG Industry)

Job Description

  • Assistant accountants basically provide administrative and clerical support to accounting managers or senior accountants.
  • Their job description entails assisting managing accountants in the preparation of financial statements, budgets, VAT returns, and invoices in order to maintain the finances of an organization.
  • Assistant accountants in performing their duties oversee the preparation of accounts payable, accounts receivable, bills, and other financial documents.
  • They utilize specialized accounting tools and software such as QuickBooks to input and manage financial data.
  • They also support the finance department by performing various tasks among which include verification of financial statements and accounts.
  • Assistants liaise with finance and accounting staff members to complete different accounting projects.
  • They monitor office expenditure to ensure they are within set budget.
  • They also verify account balances to rectify inconsistencies in financial records.
  • Usually, assistant accountants prepare invoices for company clients and customers.
  • They carry out bank reconciliation, receipt posting and balancing.
  • They also assist accounting managers in the preparation of annual budget for an organization.
  • As part of their responsibilities, assistant accountants oversee the processing of payments to ensure they are accurate and made within given time frame.
  • They prepare and maintain detailed profit and loss accounts sheet in order to determine the return on investment.
  • They also prepare and present to senior accountants regular reports of financial activities.
  • The role of assistant accountants also involves resolving problems with purchase order; they contact external service providers to address issues with billing and charges.
  • They assist accountants in performing external and internal audits to evaluate the finances of an organization.
  • They also compile data for quarterly VAT returns.
  • Assistant accountants in fulfilling their work description may also perform administrative tasks, such as taking minutes of meetings, handling phone calls, and responding to emails.
  • The assistant accountant job requires at least a high school diploma as an entry level accounting position.
  • Further education is required for advanced accounting positions.
  • Qualities needed to succeed on the job include analytical, interpersonal, and bookkeeping skills.

How to apply

If you feel you fit the criteria kindly send your CV to:

Application deadline
7 Aug
Email applications to
malama –mlumbwe@priconsultants.com
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Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.
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