Assistant Finance Manager

Job Purpose

The Assistant Finance Manager will assist in the development and maintenance of financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash. Work with the Senior FM Manager in preparing all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board's Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary. Under the direction of the Senior FM Manager, take the lead in the coordination of all audit assignments.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily transactions, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger and bank reconciliations
  • Work closely with the Senior FM Manager to analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.
  • Take the lead in the preparation of the company’s budget.
  • Coordinate with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or statements
  • Work closely with the Senior FM Manager to establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles
  • Coordinate and complete annual audits
  • Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions
  • Assign minimal projects and direct junior staff to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Responsible for producing monthly management accounts showing spend against budget.
  • With the Senior FM Manager, evaluate and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Responsible for completing year end accounts for accountant and liaising with the Senior Accountant regarding audit.
  • Monitor the daily performance of the accounting department
  • Organize financial data into useable information and maintain updated records
  • Collect and analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems

Key Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills to manage large amounts of data
  • Team management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Accurate numeracy skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Trust Worthy
  • Creativity

Qualifications and Experience

  • Full CA Zambia, ACCA or CIMA
  • A Degree in Accountancy or Finance will be a plus
  • Must have a Minimum of 4-6 Years’ Finance/Accounting Experience in the same capacity or Semi- Senior Management Level.
  • Must have working experience of at least 3 years in the Telecoms/ISP, Banking or Manufacturing sector.
  • Must be conversant with most Accounting Packages
  • Excellent knowledge of Accounting Principles, Laws and Regulations
  • Must be a member of ZICA (With Valid 2020 Practicing Certificate)

How to apply

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations through email:

Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Application deadline
13 Apr 15:00
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