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Project Accountant

About Us

We are looking for a Project Accountant for our business in Zambia.

As the leading integrated facilities solutions provider in Africa and the Middle East, operating in over 28 countries, with over 40 000 employees, the Tsebo Solutions Group enables businesses to optimise their efficiency and productivity, and become more successful. We take responsibility of our customers’ non-core activities outside of their expertise, empowering them to focus on their core business. Our local expertise, global standards and innovative cross-divisional solutions, such as catering, cleaning, facility management and security, give us the edge to optimise our customers non-core operations, allowing them to enjoy reduced cost, risk and complexity.

  • Reference Number: TSE191030-4
  • Business Unit / Division: ATS International
  • Job Type Classification: Fixed Term Contract
  • Location - Town / City: Lumwana
  • Location - Province: Other
  • Location - Country: Zambia

Duties & Responsibilities

  • ATS specializes in designing, developing and servicing remote camps, including catering, cleaning, accommodation and camp management across the entire operational life-cycle.
  • The Project Accountant will support the Project Manager and ensure that the project meets its budget targets in relation to revenue collection, cost control and profitability.

Key duties and responsibilities include

  • Revenue and Expense budget – The Project Accountant will be responsible for overseeing this budget and developing cost control measures.
  • Camp Petty Cash or Bank Expense Accounts – The project accountant will ensure that all expenses have corresponding signed valid receipts and supporting paper work including any necessary valid Tax/VAT receipts for the expenses made.
  • The Project will be audited periodically and the Project Accountant will collaborate with auditors and provide the information requested.
  • Maintaining general accounting systems for use by management in controlling expenditure and ensuring compliance with tax laws.
  • Ensuring sound financial record keeping as well as development and maintenance of financial systems and procedures.
  • Developing for approval and implementation accounting standards and procedures to ensure uniform accounting practices, adequate internal controls, and compliance with statutory regulations.
  • Providing functional direction and advice to Project Managers in their accounting activities in regard to cost accounting, general accounting and billing procedures.
  • Preparing monthly accounts and reports (balance sheet and income statements) and carrying out reconciliations and analysis.
  • Collecting financial data from units e.g. month end creditors and capturing sales/revenue to derive turnover for each month as well as ensure that all expenditure is captured in the accounts for the correct period.
  • Balancing all accounts including stocks and cash control accounts, pre-payment accounts, accruals, inter-company accounts etc.
  • Maintaining a good inventory control system for stock items and company assets

Skills and Competencies

  • Sound business and financial acumen - financial accounting, analysis, budgeting and cost control.
  • Analytical & Problem solving.
  • Excellent stakeholder relations and people management. Good interpersonal Skills and strong skills in managing and relating with people.
  • Organizational and planning skills.
  • Innovative approach to streamlining systems.
  • Ability to work and operate in a challenging environment and perform well under pressure.
  • Can do spirit and results orientation.
  • A track record of consistent competence and integrity.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Accountancy or Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform job duties may be considered.
  • Must have a Level 2 Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants qualification.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role.
  • Concrete understanding of IFRS and experience implementing controls in the organization e.g. controls in payroll is required.
  • Knowledge of business management principles, including proven financial skills and knowledge of legislation, standards and best practice relevant to the industry.
  • Excellent in managing project financials. Must have been directly involved in the accounting and financial management of project Finances.
  • Good appreciation of tax and other statutory requirements.
  • Good knowledge and experience using Spreadsheets and Accounting software.
  • Must be willing to work in a remote area

How to Apply

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