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Financial Reporting Manager

Job Purpose

To comply with statutory requirements of reporting financial performance of Airtel Networks Zambia under IFRS. The role holder also responsible for reviewing the trail balance, balance sheet of the company and auditing of accounts by internal and external auditors.

Reporting to The Financial Controller, the Main Responsibilities Are:

1. Management of Input and Output SLAs for Financial Reporting between Airtel Networks Zambia and ACE (Airtel Centre of Excellence):

  • Ensure timely submission of all Inputs to ACE in line with agreed SLAs
  • Ensure timely review and validation of all inputs submitted to ACE
  • Ensure timely review and validation of all Outputs from ACE for confirmation of accuracy and completeness of outputs and as per inputs submitted.

2. Accounting

  • Ensure accuracy of all transactions posted in the GL
  • Ensure all transactions posted to the GL have valid verifiable back up that must be retained for Internal and External Audits
  • Ensure all transactions posted in the GL are in line with applicable company accounting guidelines and relevant IFRS

3. Review and Analysis of Monthly Financial Statements

  • Analytical review of Revenue in line with Key business revenue drivers
  • Ensure justification of all operating expenditure lines
  • Review and analysis of all balance sheet accounts before closure of monthly financial statements.

4. Balance Sheet Health (Reconciliations)

  • Ensure all critical balance sheet reconciliations are completed as per guidelines
  • Ensure evidence of balance sheet reconciliation is available at all time for review
  • Maintain a register of key matters arising from balance sheet reconciliations with relevant action plans and closure dates as part of monthly governance process

5. Operations

  • Ensure end to end management of Vendor Payment Cycle
  • Ensure end to end management of the Fixed Assets Accounting Function.

6. Governance

  • Ensure monthly balance confirmation sign off for all Intercompany Accounts
  • Ensure Quarterly Balance confirmation from banks for bank balances and loans where applicable.
  • Ensure all accounting transactions are authorized as per FDOA
  • Ensure monthly sign off of all reconciliations and retention of all relevant accounting evidence
  • Ensure monthly submission of Group Accounting Guideline and Desk Top Review Schedules as per monthly reporting calendar.

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Chartered Accountant/Certified Public Accountant & IFRS Expert KnowledgeSeasoned Accountant
  • 6 - 8 years’ experience in Accounting
  • 3 + years in a management role
  • Registered member of ZICA
  • Knowledge of the latest accounting tools / Software available for reporting
  • Knowledge of changes in the Accounting Standards applied under IFRS
  • Exposure to an ERP environment
  • Preferred background being telecom / Audit industry

Other requirements

  • High level of commitment and resilience
  • Cross Functional Appreciation
  • Strong people management skills
  • Good Inter personnel skills
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • Ability to align strategies and systems to business needs
  • Detailed and Analytical

Please attach an updated CV to your application.

Kindly note that due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback to all applciants. Therefore, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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